Yep. Once in was fast track deal, not anymore. same with anyother options FSW ....US immigration.
Hope is the only hope right now if you are desperate about AINP nomination. looking at "TEST EMAIL", I believe AINP is atleast working to prepare nomiations.
Why should one go through lawyer (unless you believe time is the money) for AINP nomination when immigraiton website says "not to" and AINP is not rejecting your applicaion for missing documents anyways.
Alberta introduced SRS-H1B AINP in 2009 as a PILOT program. This was never included on their website or open to general public. They set up seminars to promote this and was not very popular at that time.
Since Jan 1, 2009 this is no longer PILOT, it is a new stream introduced in their immigration process. The differnce in the two is that PILOT scheme had the preassement stage prior to the application. Now it is no longer seperate and is done with the application processing. Now this scheme is visible to everyone.
The fact is that when the scheme was PILOT, in 2008 they received around 500-600 application. This is from May 2008 - December 2008.
Now this year between Jan 2009 and July 2009 we are seeing file numbers issued approx 3000. These are the applications they received until March/April and have issued file number. Since then there might be equal number of applications pending. In short, this has really grown out of their expecatations when compared to when they were in PILOT mode.
It is obvious they have to some control on the number of approvals as the approvals will impact CIC load. There is nothing to worry about, it is just time which will fix this rush.
Also we know that not all the applications are with the true intention of immigration to Alberta, they are just for backup. Things should improve with time.