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 Alberta 

Alberta Opportunity Stream View

Requirements

 

  • At the time your application is postmarked and at the time the AINP assesses your application, you must have a valid work permit (not implied status or restoration status) for an eligible occupation. Valid work permits are based on one of the following:
    • a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
    • a LMIA exemption for workers based on one of the following exemptions as determine by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):
      • international trade agreements
      • workers transferred within a company
      • International Experience Canada
      • Mobilité Francophone
      • an open work permit issued by IRCC to
        • vulnerable workers who have demonstrated they are experiencing abuse or are at risk of abuse in the context of their employment in Canada, including under the Vulnerable Workers Open Work Permit (VWOWP) exemption, or
        • the family members of a vulnerable worker under the VWOWP exemption
    • a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) held by a graduate of an Alberta Advanced Education publicly funded post-secondary institution
      • PGWP holders must also meet specific occupation, education and work experience requirements as set out below.
  • At the time your application is postmarked and at the time the AINP assesses your application, you must work in an eligible occupation in Alberta. Occupation requirements also apply to your work experience and job offer. You must review the Work Experience criteria and Eligible Job Offer criteria sections for details.
    • The occupation you are working in at the time your application is postmarked to the AINP is your “current occupation.”
    • Most occupations under National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill levels 0, A, B, C and D are eligible under the AINP.
  • Language requirement:If you are working in a NOC 0, A or B occupation, minimum CLB/NCLC 5. If you are working in a NOC C or D occupation, minimum CLB/NCLC 4.
  • At the time your application is postmarked you must have completed a minimum of high school education in your country of origin.
  • If you started attending your Alberta credential program before April 1, 2019, your credential must be one of the following Alberta Advanced Education approved credentials:
    • certificate or post-diploma certificate or post-baccalaureate certificate (minimum one year in length)
    • diploma program (minimum 2 years in length)
    • undergraduate bachelor's degree
    • graduate level degree
    • graduate level certificate
    • graduate level diploma
  • If you started attending your Alberta credential program on or after April 1, 2019, your credential must be one of the following Alberta Advanced Education approved credentials:
    • post-diploma certificate or post-baccalaureate certificate (minimum one year in length)
    • diploma program (minimum 2 years in length)
    • undergraduate bachelor's degree
    • graduate level degree
    • graduate level certificate
    • graduate level diploma
  • At the time your application is postmarked you must have either:
    • a minimum of 12 months full-time work experience in your current occupation in Alberta within the last 18 months; or
    • a minimum of 24 months of full-time work experience in your current occupation in Canada and/or abroad within the last 30 months
      • This work experience can be a combination of experience gained in Alberta, in Canada (outside Alberta) and/or abroad.
  • Post-Graduation Work Permit holders require a minimum of 6 months full-time work experience in your current occupation in Alberta within the last 18 months.
  • For all applicants, including Post-Graduation Work Permit holders, work experience in the qualifying period:
    • must have been full-time, for a minimum of 30 hours a week
    • must be for the same occupation as your current occupation
    • must have been authorized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and with valid temporary resident status if completed in Alberta or Canada
    • cannot have been gained while studying in Canada and doing co-op work placements or internships as part of a study program, unless you are a Post-Graduation Work Permit holder who completed during paid co-op work terms as a part of your program of study at an Alberta post-secondary institution.
  • To qualify, the work terms must have been:
    • paid and full-time (minimum 30 hours per week)
    • for work experience directly related to your current occupation, and
    • for work experience all gained in Alberta
  • All applicants, including Post-Graduation Work Permit holders, must meet the following licensing, registration and certification requirements:
    • You must have the required licensing, registration or certification to work in your current occupation in Alberta at the time your application is postmarked and at the time the AINP assesses your application for nomination.
    • If you are working in a compulsory trade in Alberta you must have a valid Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Trade (AIT) recognized trade certificate.
    • If you are working as childcare worker, you must have valid certification as a child development worker (formerly Level 2) or child development supervisor (formerly Level 3).
  • Your job offer or employment contract must be signed by you and your Alberta employer and must offer:
    • continuous, paid work
    • full-time work, defined as a minimum of 30 hours/week
    • employment for 12 months or more
    • work in your current occupation
    • wages and benefits that meet provincial minimum wage and:
    • work for an eligible AINP occupation for which you have a work permit that meets AINP work permit requirements

 

Procedure

Alberta Self-Employed Farmer Stream View

Requirements

  • Applicants must prove that they have farm management skills:
    • financial documentation of an existing farm business
    • documentation of education, training and work experience
    • a proposed business plan for the farming enterprise you are considering in Alberta
    • proof that a Canadian financial institution is willing to finance your proposed farming business
  • Applicants must be able to invest a minimum of CDN $500,000 of equity in a primary production farming business in Alberta.
    • Documents must be provided that show a minimum net worth of CDN $500,000 or confirmation of the ability to access to a similar amount of funds from other sources.
    • Applicants may be required to show the ability to invest more than the minimum.
  • Applicants must document their investment plans in a proposed business plan.
  • Applications representing the best opportunity for growth relevant to Alberta's agri-food targets will be given priority.

 

Procedure

  • Interested candidates must prepare a complete paper-based application. As the application requires applicants to provide evidence they have researched the farming environment in Alberta and Canada, candidates may wish to arrange an exploratory visit to Alberta prior to submitting an application.
  • All documents must be prepared in hard copy and submitted in a single envelope, by mail, to the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF) office, not the AINP office. 
  • The application requires significant documentation as well as forms proving that the applicant meets the stream requirements. The application requires documents proving the applicants farm management skills, financial resources, and proposed business plan. If AAF approves the application, the application will be forwarded to AINP for further assessment. 
  • If AINP also approves the application, Alberta will notify the applicant they have been selected for provincial nomination. Successful applicants will receive an official nomination package in the mail from AINP.
  • After receiving a provincial nomination an applicant has six months to submit a federal application for Canadian permanent residence

Alberta Express Entry Stream View

Requirements

You may receive a Notification of Interest letter if you:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool
  • Have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta
  • Are working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification, and
  • Have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300.

If you have one or more of the following adaptability factors, this may increase your likelihood of receiving a Notification of Interest letter:

  • Alberta job offer and/or work experience
  • A graduate of a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • A relative that is living in Alberta: parent, child, brother and/or sister

If you meet one or more of the following factors, this may decrease your likelihood of receiving a Notification of Interest letter:

Procedure

  • Register an EE account with the intention of Alberta;
  • The qualified candidates will receive an invitation from INEP;
  • Applicants must send a copy of the invitation letter from Alberta to albertaexpressentry@gov.ab.ca within two weeks of receiving the invitation letter of intent, and provide the EE account and identity information, as well as AINP Application/Nomination (if applicable);
  • After the AINP confirms the information, AINP will send an e-mail requesting the applicant to submit the application. The e-mail includes the application forms and document checklist.

Alberta Opportunity Stream-International Student View

Requirements

  • At the time your application is postmarked and at the time the AINP assesses your application, you must have a valid work permit (not implied status or restoration status) for an eligible occupation. Valid work permits are based on one of the following:
    • a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
    • a LMIA exemption for workers based on one of the following exemptions as determine by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):
      • international trade agreements
      • workers transferred within a company
      • International Experience Canada
      • Mobilité Francophone
      • an open work permit issued by IRCC to
        • vulnerable workers who have demonstrated they are experiencing abuse or are at risk of abuse in the context of their employment in Canada, including under the Vulnerable Workers Open Work Permit (VWOWP) exemption, or
        • the family members of a vulnerable worker under the VWOWP exemption
    • a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) held by a graduate of an Alberta Advanced Education publicly funded post-secondary institution
      • PGWP holders must also meet specific occupation, education and work experience requirements as set out below.
  • At the time your application is postmarked and at the time the AINP assesses your application, you must work in an eligible occupation in Alberta. Occupation requirements also apply to your work experience and job offer. You must review the Work Experience criteria and Eligible Job Offer criteria sections for details.
    • The occupation you are working in at the time your application is postmarked to the AINP is your “current occupation.”
    • Most occupations under National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill levels 0, A, B, C and D are eligible under the AINP.
  • Language requirement:If you are working in a NOC 0, A or B occupation, minimum CLB/NCLC 5. If you are working in a NOC C or D occupation, minimum CLB/NCLC 4.
  • At the time your application is postmarked you must have completed a minimum of high school education in your country of origin.
  • If you started attending your Alberta credential program before April 1, 2019, your credential must be one of the following Alberta Advanced Education approved credentials:
    • certificate or post-diploma certificate or post-baccalaureate certificate (minimum one year in length)
    • diploma program (minimum 2 years in length)
    • undergraduate bachelor's degree
    • graduate level degree
    • graduate level certificate
    • graduate level diploma
  • If you started attending your Alberta credential program on or after April 1, 2019, your credential must be one of the following Alberta Advanced Education approved credentials:
    • post-diploma certificate or post-baccalaureate certificate (minimum one year in length)
    • diploma program (minimum 2 years in length)
    • undergraduate bachelor's degree
    • graduate level degree
    • graduate level certificate
    • graduate level diploma
  • At the time your application is postmarked you must have either:
    • a minimum of 12 months full-time work experience in your current occupation in Alberta within the last 18 months; or
    • a minimum of 24 months of full-time work experience in your current occupation in Canada and/or abroad within the last 30 months
      • This work experience can be a combination of experience gained in Alberta, in Canada (outside Alberta) and/or abroad.
  • Post-Graduation Work Permit holders require a minimum of 6 months full-time work experience in your current occupation in Alberta within the last 18 months.
  • For all applicants, including Post-Graduation Work Permit holders, work experience in the qualifying period:
    • must have been full-time, for a minimum of 30 hours a week
    • must be for the same occupation as your current occupation
    • must have been authorized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and with valid temporary resident status if completed in Alberta or Canada
    • cannot have been gained while studying in Canada and doing co-op work placements or internships as part of a study program, unless you are a Post-Graduation Work Permit holder who completed during paid co-op work terms as a part of your program of study at an Alberta post-secondary institution.
  • To qualify, the work terms must have been:
    • paid and full-time (minimum 30 hours per week)
    • for work experience directly related to your current occupation, and
    • for work experience all gained in Alberta
  • All applicants, including Post-Graduation Work Permit holders, must meet the following licensing, registration and certification requirements:
    • You must have the required licensing, registration or certification to work in your current occupation in Alberta at the time your application is postmarked and at the time the AINP assesses your application for nomination.
    • If you are working in a compulsory trade in Alberta you must have a valid Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Trade (AIT) recognized trade certificate.
    • If you are working as childcare worker, you must have valid certification as a child development worker (formerly Level 2) or child development supervisor (formerly Level 3).
  • Your job offer or employment contract must be signed by you and your Alberta employer and must offer:
    • continuous, paid work
    • full-time work, defined as a minimum of 30 hours/week
    • employment for 12 months or more
    • work in your current occupation
    • wages and benefits that meet provincial minimum wage and:
    • work for an eligible AINP occupation for which you have a work permit that meets AINP work permit requirements

 

Procedure