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What is Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)?

The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) was formerly known as the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. It’s a Provincial Nominee Program managed by Canadian province, Alberta. 

AAIP has been designed for the skilled and semi-skilled workers, who wish to live and work in the province of Alberta and also meet the basic program criteria. Alberta nominates the AAIP selected candidates to the federal government (IRCC) for Canadian permanent residency, IRCC later takes the decision on the individual application as the final round.

Key Alberta PNP application streams

Qualified applicants from outside Canada can choose from immigration streams for workers and for entrepreneurs.

  • Tourism and Hospitality Stream
  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream
  • Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  • Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  • Farm Stream
  • Rural Entrepreneur Stream
  • Rural Renewal Stream

 What is Alberta Express Entry Stream?

Alberta Express Entry Stream of Alberta PNP, allows Alberta province of Canada to select the suitable applicants directly from the Express Entry pool and notify them to apply in AAIP. The express entry candidates, who are found suitable for the economy and labour market of the province, will get NOI (Notification of Interest) from Alberta in their express entry account.

How to apply under Alberta Express Entry Stream?

To apply in AAIP Express Entry stream, you need to have your profile registered in the federal Express Entry System. You must mention Alberta as your preferred province while registering profile or simply select ‘All Provinces or Territories’ option. If your profile found suitable by Alberta, you will get notification of interest from AAIP.

You need to email a copy of the Notification of Interest letter to the AAIP within 2 weeks of receiving the letter from IRCC. Now, you will be informed about the further process to apply in AAIP.

What are the benefits of Alberta Express Entry Stream?

  • Alberta- Express Entry stream accept the applicants with relatively low CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score, i.e. as low as just 300 points and subsequently, nominate them for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa. 
  • If you apply in AAIP- Express Entry stream and get selected by Alberta for the provincial nomination, you will get 600 additional CRS points in your Express Entry account. The addition of extra 600 points will make you eligible to receive Invitation to Apply for Canadian PR visa from IRCC in your express entry account.

Once you get the ITA from IRCC, you need to submit complete Canadian permanent residency application along with the prescribed documents within 60 days. The Canadian Immigration authorities will verify your application and documents it may take 3-6 months, depending on the individual application. If your documents and application are found genuine, you will get Canada PR visa approval from IRCC.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for Alberta Express Entry Stream

The eligibility requirements of the Alberta Express Entry stream are as follows:

 Must have registered profile in Express Entry System

  • Language proficiency (English or French) Score of CLB 7
  • ECA (Educational Credential Assessment from an approved assessing authority
  • Meet the other basic criteria of Alberta Express Entry Stream  

Get assistance from Qualified Immigration expert to apply for Canada PR visa AAIP

If you wish to apply for Canadian permanent residency through the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) this year, you must get in touch with the most qualified and registered Canadian Immigration Consultant for complete AAIP process assistance.

You may also visit the Canada PR Avenue website on a regular basis for the latest AAIP news, updated, announcements and process requirements, etc.

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