How to Apply to the Self-Employed Farmer Stream

  1. Download the necessary document checklist and application forms.
  2. Complete the AINP 004: Self-Employed Farmer Stream application.
  3. Submit the application (make sure you include all forms and supporting documents) to Alberta Agriculture and Forestry at:

    Self-Employed Farmer Stream
    Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
    J.G. O'Donoghue Building
    200-7000 113 Street
    Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 5T6

    Toll Free in Alberta: 310-FARM (310-3276) or 1-866-882-7677
    Telephone: (Canada 001) 403-742-7901

  4. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will assess the application. As part of this assessment, you will be required to attend an in-person interview with representatives of the Government of Alberta to determine your eligibility under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).

  5. If Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is satisfied with your application, they will forward your application to the AINP for assessment.

  6. If your AINP application is approved, you will become a Provincial Nominee. You will receive a nomination package in the mail. Make sure you read all documents in the package. The information in the package will tell you and your dependants how to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

  7. Submit your Application for Permanent Residence to IRCC along with supporting documents. Visit the After You Are Nominated section of the website for more information.

  8. 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.

AINP Terms & Conditions

Review AINP terms and conditions before applying.