Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is an economic immigration program that nominates people for permanent residence in Alberta. Nominees must have skills to fill job shortages in Alberta or be planning to buy or start a business here. They must also be able to provide for their families.
If you are nominated through the program, you may apply for permanent residence status together with your spouse or common-law partner, and dependent children.
IRCC manages applications for permanent residence through the Express Entry System after you are nominated for the program.
Being nominated for AINP will give you 600 additional points for your Express Entry profile. This will guarantee your profile being drawn.
The AINP continues to accept and process applications and Expressions of Interest (EOIs), with temporary adjustments to some application and assessment processes.
AINP Streams for Workers
The AINP has 2 streams for foreign workers who are living and working in Alberta, or plan to live and work here:
Qualified candidates who live and work in Alberta and have a job offer from an Alberta employer can apply for an AINP nomination.
Qualified candidates with an Express Entry profile may be invited by AINP to apply for nomination for permanent residence.
The AINP has 3 streams for entrepreneurs who plan to live in Alberta and buy or start a business in the province:
International graduates of approved Alberta post-secondary institutions who want to start a business or buy an existing business can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).
Experienced farmers who plan to buy or start a farm in Alberta can apply for permanent residence.
Foreign graduates from outside of Canada can apply for permanent residence.