Permanent immigration

You can make Alberta your permanent home. There are a few different ways to immigrate to Alberta as a permanent resident.

Apply directly to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

With Express Entry, you can apply directly to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent immigration under these categories:

You can also apply directly to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for: 

If you are just learning about your options for moving to Canada, you may wish to use IRCC's Come to Canada Tool, which will help you understand your immigration options and how to apply.

Apply through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

If you have the skills needed by Alberta, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) may be an option for you. There are a number of options with different eligibility criteria:

Applying for permanent residence in Alberta through the AINP is a two-step process:

  • Step 1 - Apply to the AINP and be nominated.
  • Step 2 - Apply to IRCC as a Provincial Nominee. IRCC makes the final decision on all permanent resident applications.