If you plan to relocate to Alberta for better prospects, then the Alberta PNP program can be your best choice. The Province of Alberta is one of Canada’s most popular and fastest-growing provinces. Overseas workers looking for promising and long-term employment should consider immigrating to Alberta.


The Alberta immigration nominee program (AAIP), previously known as Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), is a Canadian provincial nomination program for the province of Alberta. It is designed to help the Alberta government to address the labour shortage that the province faces. The AAIP allows immigrants to immigrate to Canada as skilled workers and work in Alberta. 


The provincial nominee program (PNP) allows all Canadian governments to nominate immigrants they require for their province or territory to fulfil their labour market needs. Applicants who want Canadian Permanent Residency can apply for visas through various PNP programs per their requirements. 


Some benefits of the Alberta PNP are mentioned below:  

  • The easiest way to settle in the province of Alberta.  
  • AINP helps the provincial government to meet labour requirements.  
  • Allow foreign skilled workers to immigrate and work in Alberta 
  • Entrepreneurs can immigrate to Alberta under AAIP and start their businesses there. 


Here are some of the eligibility requirements for AAIP that an applicant has to fulfil to become eligible to apply through AINP: – 

  • Job offer from an employer in Alberta for a full-time.   
  • Should have work experience according to the requirement   
  • Language Proficiency is required (IELTS Score)   
  • Applicants must also show a genuine intention to settle in Alberta   
  • You need to have a valid Canada work permit and other necessary documents   
  • Your occupation should lie in any National Occupation Classification (NOC) level 0, A, or B.    
  • Have to show evidence of legal residency in the home country.   
  • An LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) confirmation letter.


Here are the 7 Canada Immigration Stream under the Alberta Immigration Nominee Program Categories:  

Alberta Express Entry stream  

It allows Alberta to propose a limited number of candidates to qualify for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada Express Entry System. Candidates eligible to apply in this stream:   

General Alberta Express Entry stream:   

The strong candidate to apply for this stream can have solid ties in Alberta and can help in the country’s economic development and diversification. International graduates from Canadian post-secondary institutions can also be considered an applicant.  

Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathways:  

The candidates may be considered for expedited processing if they work or have a job offer with the Alberta-based tech industry employer in acceptable tech companies.   

Alberta Opportunity stream  

It is an opportunity for temporary foreign workers to work in Alberta full-time and have a full-time offer in an eligible occupation by the Alberta employer.  

Eligibility Requirements for Alberta opportunity stream: 

  • Should have a valid Canada work permit before they start the process 
  • Must have a valid full-time job offer from the Canadian employer 
  • Language Proficiency is required (IELTS Score) 
  • Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) must be positive

Graduate Entrepreneur Stream  

It allows Alberta to nominate qualified International Graduates from Alberta post-secondary institutions to run businesses and apply for Canada PR in Alberta.  

The eligibility requirements for Graduate Entrepreneur Stream:  

  • Completion of at least two years of full-time education with a degree or diploma from Alberta Advanced Education, publicly funded by post-secondary institutions.  
  • Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), which is justifiable at the time of Expression of Interest (EOI) submission. 
  • Language Proficiency is required (IELTS)

Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream  

It is an economic Canada immigration program valid for foreign graduates who have a desire to immigrate to Canada, launch innovative businesses or start-ups in Alberta, and apply for permanent residency in Alberta.   

The eligibility criteria for the Foreign Entrepreneur Stream are:  

  • Minimum 6 months of experience in actively owning and managing a business equivalent to work experience as a business incubator or accelerator.  
  • Completion of a degree in post-secondary institutions outside of Canada with Educational Credential Assessment completed within the last 10 years of EOI submission.  
  • The minimum Investment for an urban centre is $100,000, and for a regional area, it is $50,000. 
  • Language Proficiency is required (IELTS)

Farmer Stream  

It is for entrepreneurs with farm management experience and financial resources to establish or purchase a farm in Alberta and acquire permanent residency status in the province.  

The following are the eligibility criteria for Farm Stream:  

  • Proven farm management skills with financial documentation of existing farms.  
  • Proof of sufficient financial resources to be able to invest a minimum of CAD 500,000 in a primary farming business  
  • Candidates must document their investment plans in the proposed business plan when submitting it to AAIP.  
  • Language Proficiency is required (IELTS Test)

The Rural Renewal Stream  

It assists in attracting and retaining newcomers to rural Alberta through several community-driven methods that help in local economic development and contribute to the community’s growth.   

The Rural Renewal Stream application works in 3 steps:  

  • The community designation process is where the community recruits to meet workers’ needs and provides an endorsement of a candidate letter. 
  • Candidates need to submit an AINP application.   
  • Meet minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level. 

The requirements for the Rural Renewal stream application are:   

  • Community Residency- While submitting the application and during the AAIP assessment, the candidates must have the intention and ability to reside and work in the designated Alberta community.   
  • The candidate needs to have a valid endorsement of the candidate letter issued by the Economic Development Organization of the designated rural community of Alberta.  

Language Proficiency is required (IELTS Test)

The Rural Entrepreneur Stream

It is an economic immigration program for entrepreneurs who want to start a business in a rural community in Alberta that can submit their Expression of Interest (EOI).  

The eligibility criteria for The Rural Entrepreneur Stream are:  

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a business owner or 4 years experience as a senior manager in the past 10 years.  
  • Completion of minimum high school degree equivalent to Canadian standards with an Education Credential Assessment (ECA) 
  • Meet minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 4  
  • Net Worth must be at least CAD 300,000. 
  • Minimum Investment should be at least $200,000.


Here are some steps through which you can easily apply for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program:   

Step 1
Check eligibility requirements for AAIP

Step 2
Create an Express Entry Profile  

Step 3
Submit the mandatory documents with the visa application  

Step 4
Your application will reach Express Entry Pool 

Step 5
IRCC will review your application  

Step 6
You will get a Notification of Interest (NOI) from Alberta  

Step 7
Once you receive NOI, you have to submit your complete application   

Step 8
Receive a notification via Express Entry Portal.  

Step 9
Accept the Provincial Nomination  

Step 10
600 points are added to your CRS score once you accept the nomination  

Step 11
You have to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) 

Step 12
Applicants will get selected from the Express Entry Draw  

Step 13
Receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) 


  1. Expert Visa counselors provide Step-by-step guidance through a secure, online process.  
  2. Apt evaluation of credentials and faster visa processing. 
  3. Identifying all potential hazards and roadblocks in securing a visa. 
  4. Assistance with documentation, immigration rules, citizenship, and border control procedures.
  5. Multiple case assessment for better conflict resolution.
  6. Designated process managers to provide personalized guidance.

Just like the basics of anything act as “building blocks” forming a strong foundation for constructing complex structures. The Basics of Immigration serve as the foundational elements of moving abroad, for any aspiring immigrant.

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