Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
The AINP is designed to support Alberta's economic growth by attracting work-ready immigrants to the province.
The AINP is an immigration program operated by the Government of Alberta in conjunction with the Government of Canada’s department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
Individuals nominated by the Government of Alberta, together with their spouse/common-law partner and dependent children, can apply for a permanent resident visa through CIC as a Provincial Nominee. CIC makes final decisions on all Provincial Nominee permanent resident applications.
The AINP is a program for permanent residence. To learn more, register to attend a webinar for temporary foreign workers in semi-skilled occupations (NOC C, D). Or sign up to watch a recorded webinar for temporary foreign workers in skilled occupations (NOC 0, A, B).
Are you eligible – AINP Streams and Categories
The eligibility criteria and process for applying to the AINP varies depending on the stream and category. The list below will help you choose the stream or category that may work best for you.
Skilled worker or Alberta employer
You are a foreign worker and have a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, B)
You are an Alberta employer wanting to retain a skilled foreign worker on a permanent, full-time basis.
Learn more: Skilled Worker Category
International graduate or Alberta employer
You are a recent graduate from a Canadian post-secondary institution and have a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, B)
You are an Alberta employer wanting to retain an international graduate on a permanent, full-time basis
Learn more: International Graduate Category
Semi-skilled worker or Alberta employer
You are a foreign worker and have a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in an eligible semi-skilled occupation (NOC C or D).
You are an Alberta employer wanting to retain an eligible semi-skilled foreign worker on a permanent, full-time basis.
Learn more: Semi-Skilled Worker Category
Please note: only select occupations from the following industries are eligible:
- Food and beverage processing industry
- Hotel and lodging industry:
- Food and beverage servers and room attendants
- Front desk agent/clerk
- Manufacturing industry
- Long-Haul Trucking industry
- Foodservices industry (pilot project)
You are a tradesperson who has an Alberta Qualification Certificate in a Compulsory or Optional Trade.
Learn more: Compulsory and Optional Trades Category
You are an engineer, designer or drafter with Alberta work experience.
Learn more: Engineering Occupations Category
You are a farmer who wants to come to Alberta to establish or purchase a farming business.
Learn more: Self-Employed Farmer Stream
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Date Updated: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:10:33