How to Apply to the Employer-Driven Stream

You may only have one active AINP application in process; multiple AINP applications for multiples categories will not be accepted for processing.

1. The Alberta Employer and the Candidate must make sure they meet the criteria for the category to which they are applying. If the Alberta Employer or the Candidate do not meet the criteria the application will be declined.

2. The Alberta Employer and the Candidate must follow the instructions on the document checklist to prepare a complete application for their category.

Also review the Important information about applying to the AINP section on the Application forms page for tips on how to prepare your application.

3. The Alberta Employer or the Candidate mails the complete application to the AINP. Incomplete applications will not be processed, and will be returned. A complete application is an application that includes all of the required documents listed on the document checklist. Clearly indicate the category to which you are applying on your mailing envelope. Complete applications can be mailed to:

       Employer-Driven Stream Category
       Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
       Government of Alberta 
       Suite 940, ATB Place North Tower
       10025 Jasper Avenue
       Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1S6

4. The AINP will assess the application. Review the AINP processing and inventory page for the most current information on application processing and status.

5. If approved, the Candidate will become a Provincial Nominee. The Provincial Nominee will receive a nomination package in the mail. The Provincial Nominee should make sure they read all documents in the package. The information in the package will tell the Provincial Nominee and their dependents how to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The Alberta Employer will also receive notification that the application has been approved.

6. The Provincial Nominee submits their Application for Permanent Residence to IRCC along with supporting documents. Visit the after you are nominated section of the website for more information.

7. IRCC will conduct health, criminality and security checks. If you and your dependants meet all required checks, IRCC would then issue the permanent resident visa(s) for immigration to Alberta.

Note: Review AINP terms and conditions before applying.