Role of Alberta government
Immigration in Canada is an area of shared federal and provincial responsibility with the federal government holding the lead role.The federal government of Canada makes all final decisions about:
- who is admitted to Canada
- the number of immigrants coming to Canada each year
- the protection and settlement of refugees.
Alberta shares responsibility with the federal government for the settlement and integration of immigrants. When newcomers arrive in Alberta, a number of government departments work in partnership with municipalities and community organizations to ensure services are available. Services of particular importance to immigrants include:
- language training
- settlement services
- educational, credential and skills recognition.
Through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), Alberta nominates prospective immigrants to the federal government for permanent residence. The province also markets itself as a destination for prospective immigrants.
Date Updated: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 02:34:36