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Alberta PNP: A complete guide to settle in Alberta in 2021

Alberta is a Canadian Province with a strong PNP program. Find all the necessary information here to become a permanent resident through the Alberta PNP.

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Alberta is one of the most popular provinces for immigrants. Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) can help you to gain permanent residency in Canada. You can then gain citizenship in Canada within 3 years. Read along.

What is the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)?

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is an immigration program. It allows the government of Alberta to select immigrants based on the economic needs and labor market of Alberta.

The major immigration programs under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) are:

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS):
    • The Employer-Driven Stream
    • The Strategic Recruitment Stream
  • The Self-employed Farmer Stream
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream

What are the eligibility criteria of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

The eligibility criteria of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) depend on the specific subcategory of the immigration stream.

You are eligible to apply for Alberta Opportunity Stream if you have:

  • Valid work permit obtained through Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
  • A valid work permit is not required in case:
    • Applicants have an LMIA exempt occupation
    • Applicants have a post-graduation work permit:
      • Status of temporary resident in Canada
      • Work in an occupation that is accepted by AINP
      • Work experience for the job you want to apply
      • Language test results that must score at least 5 for CLB and NCLC (in some cases 7 is also required)
      • The language skill results must be from IELTS/CELPIP/TEF
      • Educational certificate from a post-secondary institution
        Or
      • A diploma for two years
        Or
      • An undergraduate/ graduate degree
      • Full-time work experience of 12 months within 18 months in Alberta province
        Or
      • Full-time work experience of 24 months within 30 months in Canada
      • Enough funds to settle in Canada

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What are the documents required to apply under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program?

  • Valid passport
  • Fully completed and signed application form
  • Work permit
  • Birth certificate
  • Address proof
  • Marriage certificate (if present)
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Language skills results (For English – IELTS/CELPIP and for French – TCF/TEF)
  • Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
  • Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
  • Employee reference letter (if needed)
  • Employment letter
  • Statement of Earnings
  • Proof of funds

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How to apply for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program?

You can apply for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program in two different ways.

  • Step 1: Check the eligibility criteria.
  • Step 2: You must create an Express Entry profile
  • Step 3: Submit the necessary documents
  • Step 4: The application reaches the Express Entry pool
  • Step 5: Here, Alberta reviews the profiles of the various applicants
  • Step 6: You can get the NOI (Notification of Interest) from Alberta
  • Step 7: After receiving the NOI, you must submit a complete application within a specific time period
  • Step 8: You will get the notification via the Express Entry portal
  • Step 9: Then, you have to accept the provincial nomination
  • Step 10: After you accept it, 600 points get added to the CRS score
  • Step 11: The candidate must now submit the EOI (Expression of Interest)
  • Step 12: Candidates are selected from the Express Entry draw
  • Step 13: Then, the ITA (Invitation to Apply) is issued

  • Step 1: You can search for suitable immigration programs by looking at the eligibility criteria
  • Step 2: Then, you can send an EOI (Expression of Interest)
  • Step 3: If you get the nomination, you can then apply for permanent residency
  • Step 4: For the Canada PR, you have to now create an Express Entry profile
  • Step 5: Now, you must upload the credentials related to provincial nomination in Express Entry

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What is the cost of applying to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program?

The cost of applying to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program is $0. But, the applicants have to pay the fees given below.

  • Right of Permanent Residence Fee -  CAD 500
  • Processing Fee –  CAD 550
  • Dependent child –  CAD 225

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How long does it take to get Alberta PNP?

The time to get Alberta PNP depends on the sub-stream that you have applied under.

The various processing times are given in the table below.

Immigration sub-stream

Time taken to process the application

Skilled Worker Category

One month (at least)

Semi-skilled Worker Category

Four months (at least)

International Graduates Category

One month (at least)

Engineering Occupations Category

One month (at least)

Compulsory and Optional Trades Category

One month (at least)

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