Category Archives: AB PNP

AINP: How to apply to the Employer-Driven Stream

1. The Alberta Employer and the Candidate must make sure they meet the criteria for the category to which they are applying. If the Alberta Employer or the Candidate do not meet the criteria the application will be declined.

Skilled Worker Category criteria
International Graduate Category criteria
Semi-Skilled Category criteria
2. The Alberta Employer and the Candidate must follow the instructions on the document checklist to prepare a complete application for their category.

Skilled Worker Category document checklist and application forms
International Graduate Category document checklist and application forms
Semi-Skilled Worker Category document checklist and application forms

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AINP: Semi-Skilled Worker criteria

Candidate criteria

As a Candidate in the Semi-Skilled Worker Category, you must:

Be currently working in Alberta on a work permit for an eligible AINP Semi-Skilled Occupation (see list above)
Show that you have completed a minimum of high school education.
In the Foodservices Industry (pilot project) your high school education must be equivalent to Alberta standards.
Make sure you meet additional criteria required for your industry:
Food and Beverage Processing
Hotel and Lodging
Manufacturing
Long-Haul Trucking
Foodservice Industry (pilot project)
Meeting the criteria listed above does not guarantee a nomination or permanent residence.

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AINP: International Graduate criteria

Let an AINP Program Officer show you how to apply to the International Graduate Category. Register to view the webinar here.

International Graduate Category criteria (includes but is not limited to):

Alberta Employer criteria

As an Alberta Employer, you must:

Be incorporated or registered by or under an act of the legislature of a province or the Parliament of Canada and operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business in Alberta.
Provide a job offer to the Candidate for permanent, full-time employment in a skilled occupation. A skilled occupation is an occupation that falls under one of the following skill levels under the National Occupational Classification (NOC)system:

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AINP: Skilled Worker criteria

As an Alberta Employer, you must:

Be incorporated or registered by or under an act of the legislature of a province or the Parliament of Canada and operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business in Alberta.
Provide a job offer to the Candidate for permanent, full-time employment in a skilled occupation. A skilled occupation is an occupation that falls under one of the following skill levels under the National Occupational Classification (NOC)system:
NOC 0: Includes management occupations that usually require a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate) or a professional designation.
NOC A: Includes occupations that usually require university education.
NOC B: Includes occupations that usually require college education.

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AINP: Employer-Driven Stream

The AINP Employer-Driven Stream is for:

Alberta Employers who want to retain a foreign worker (Candidate) on a permanent, full-time basis where there is a shortage of Albertans/Canadians to fill the position.
Candidates (foreign workers) with a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta Employer who want to live and work in Alberta permanently.
The AINP is a program for permanent residence. AINP nominations will not be issued for the purpose of obtaining temporary work permit extensions. See the FAQ section for more information.

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AINP: Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

The AINP is designed to support Alberta’s economic growth by attracting work-ready immigrants to the province.

The AINP is an immigration program operated by the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Employment and Immigration in conjunction with the Government of Canada’s department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

Individuals nominated by the Government of Alberta, together with their spouse/common-law partner and dependent children, can apply for a permanent resident visa through CIC as a Provincial Nominee. CIC makes final decisions on all Provincial Nominee permanent resident applications.

The AINP is a program for permanent residence. AINP nominations will not be issued for the purpose of obtaining temporary work permit extensions. See the FAQ section for more information.

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