AINP: Processing times

The AINP will not respond to status inquiries or provide updates on your application. This page is the only source of information on approximately how long it will take to process your application. If you have a file in process with the AINP, check this page often for any updates. AINP processing times are subject to change without notice.

To avoid delays in processing your application make sure you meet AINP criteria and submit a complete application with all required documents.

To track delivery of your application, send it by registered mail or by courier. The AINP will notify you of your file number after your application has been received. This may take up to 30 days.

Approximate AINP processing times for a complete application

Skilled Worker and International Graduate Category processing times

Skilled Worker and International Graduate Categories Processing time for a complete application
Total AINP processing time from the date your application was received by the AINP At least one month

The Alberta Employer and Candidate apply together in these categories and will be assessed at the same time.

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Semi-Skilled Worker Category processing times

Semi-Skilled Worker Category Processing time for a complete application
Total AINP processing time from the date your application was received by the AINP At least four months*

* If an Alberta Employer and Candidate apply to the AINP at the same time, the AINP will assess the Alberta Employer and Candidate at the same time.

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Compulsory and Optional Trades and Engineering Occupations Categories processing times

Compulsory and Optional Trades and Engineering Occupations Categories Processing time for a complete application
Total AINP processing time from the date your application was received by the AINP At least one month

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U.S. Visa Holder Category processing times

U.S. Visa Holder Category Processing time for a complete application
Total AINP processing time from the date your application was received by the AINP At least 22 months*

* If you have a valid full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in a field related to your current occupation in the U.S. you will receive priority processing. For more information visit the U.S. Visa Holder Category page.

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Family Stream processing times

Family Stream Processing time for a complete application
If your application was received by the AINP before March 2009 At least 40 months total processing time from the date your application was received
If your application was received by the AINP between April 2009 and November 2009 At least 46 months total processing time from the date your application was received
If your application was received by the AINP between November 2009 and August 23, 2010 At least 54 months total processing time from the date your application was received

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada processing times

The processing times listed above are for the AINP only. If you are nominated by the AINP, you then have to submit your Application for Permanent Residence to CIC. Visit the After You Are Nominated section for more information on this next step.

You can visit the CIC website to see how long they may take to process your case.

To revise or update your AINP application

To submit additional documents or changes to your application send your file number, your full name and the name of your Alberta Employer or your Alberta Relative (if applicable) by mail or fax to the AINP.

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
Suite 940, Telus Plaza North Tower
10025 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1S6
Fax Number: 780-427-6560

Changes may include:

  • accompanying dependants – if there is a change in your dependants, print out and fax this change in family composition form (PDF) to the AINP
  • designated representatives
  • education history
  • employment information
  • mailing or residential address or phone number – if your contact information changes print out and fax this contact information form (PDF) to the AINP.


This page is updated regularly as AINP processing times are always subject to change without notice depending on a variety of factors. These factors include but are not limited to: application volumes, available resources, and federal and provincial immigration levels planning. The AINP is limited in the number of nominations it can issue each year based on Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC’s) Immigration Levels Plans.

Date Updated: Sep 20, 2011
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