Please review the processing times as listed below. You should receive your file reference number by email within normal processing times.
Strategic Recruitment StreamProcessing time
Notification (pre-assessment and file reference number)Up to 4 months
Candidate assessmentUp to 4 months
Total AINP processing timeUp to 8 months
* Please note: Processing times may vary according to the volume of applications
For current processing times, please visit: www.albertacanada.com/immigration/immigrate/processingtimes.html
We do not confirm delivery of applications. We recommend applications be sent through methods where the delivery status can be checked, i.e. courier or registered mail. Please do not call or email us to check on the status of your application, as this will increase processing times of applications. Furthermore, we do not provide status updates during normal processing times.
You will only receive a confirmation email and file reference number after your application has been pre-assessed and entered into our system for processing. (Pre-assessments can take up 4 months provided the application submitted is complete; it may take up to 4 months to receive a file reference number).
If you have any questions, please contact the Immigrate to Alberta Information Service; toll free in Alberta at 1-877-427-6419 and outside of Alberta at 1-780-427-6419 or email us at immigration.info @ gov.ab.ca. To better serve you please indicate H1B in the subject line.