Retention through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is a permanent immigration program operated by the Province of Alberta in conjunction with the Government of Canada’s department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The AINP offers work-ready foreign workers the opportunity to live and work in Alberta permanently and helps employers like you retain valued employees.

Individuals nominated by the Government of Alberta, together with their families, can apply for a permanent resident visa through CIC as a provincial nominee. The AINP nominates candidates through several different streams and categories.

The AINP’s Employer-Driven Stream is designed the help Alberta employers retain a temporary foreign worker permanently, where there is a shortage of Albertans or Canadians to fill the position.

Choose the category that may work best for you and your employee.

  • Skilled worker
    If you want to retain a foreign worker working in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) on a permanent, full-time basis
  • International graduate
    If you want to retain an international graduate working in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) on a permanent, full-time basis
  • Semi-skilled worker
    If you want to retain a foreign worker working in a semi-skilled occupation (NOC C or D) on a permanent, full-time basis. Your employee must be working in select occupations in one of the following industries:
    • manufacturing
    • hotel and lodging
    • long-haul trucking
    • food services (pilot project)
    • food and beverage processing

Learn more about of the AINP’s streams and categories. The application process is simple, and it is free to apply.