Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Application Processing and Inventory

This page was last updated on September 19, 2016.

This page is the only source for information on AINP application volumes and status. The AINP does not reply to questions or requests for status updates. Read this page to find out how the AINP processes applications and the approximate number of applications currently in the queue by category and industry.

Nomination certificate Maximums for 2016

The AINP is authorized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to issue a maximum of 5,500 nomination certificates for the 2016 calendar year.

As of September 19, 2016:

Nomination certificates issued in 2016 

Applications awaiting assessment to
determine eligibility for nomination

 Over 3,200

Over 4,400

AINP application processing

AINP applications are processed and assessed based on

  • labour market information
  • volume of applications received 
  • the date the application was received 

Note:  Each application is assessed individually and some take longer to process than others.

AINP application volumes and status by AINP Stream/Category/Industry

To help you determine the status of your application, refer to the following tables. They provide information on

  • the number of applications in each AINP stream, category and industry
  • the approximate date range of the applications that AINP staff is currently working on

Employer-Driven Stream (EDS)