Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

Last updated: 29 January 2021

Alberta is a prosperous province rich in natural beauty and resources.

Located in Western Canada, Alberta has one of Canada's fastest growing economies. The province is home to two of Canada's largest cities, Calgary and Edmonton, and is the most populous of the country's three 'Prairie provinces'. It is also renowned as one of the most beautiful parts of North America, with famous national parks, such as Banff and Jasper.

A beautiful image of Morraine Lake, Alberta, Canada

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is Alberta's Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the right mix of skills and work experience needed by the province may receive an Alberta Provincial Nomination Certificate.

The AINP consists of the following immigration streams:

NOTE: On October 1, 2020, AINP launched a new online portal to facilitate the application process for the Alberta Opportunity and Express Entry streams.

Applicants for the Alberta Express Entry stream must receive authorization from AINP to access the portal.

There is a $500 processing fee for all applications submitted through the AINP online portal on or after October 1, 2020. The processing fee does not apply to those applicants who have applied to the Opportunities Stream and Alberta Express Entry Stream by mail on or before October 1, 2020.

Free Assessment Form

Find out if you qualify for a Provincial Nominee Program.

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Alberta Opportunity Stream

This stream allows individuals who meet the stream's minimum eligibility requirements and are working in Alberta in an eligible occupation to apply for an AINP provincial nomination.

Learn more about the eligibility requirements for the AINP Alberta Opportunity Stream.

The AINP will introduce further changes to the Alberta Opportunity Stream between 2019 and 2021.

Alberta Express Entry Stream

This stream allows the Government of Alberta to nominate eligible candidates from Canada's Express Entry system. A successful nomination under this stream results in 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System points.

Learn more about the eligibility requirements of the AINP Alberta Express Entry Stream.

Self-Employed Farmer Stream

This stream allows individuals with farming experience and personal funds to purchase and develop a farm in Alberta to apply for permanent residence. Successful applicants are farm owners/operators who plan to live in Alberta in order to purchase and manage their farming business.

Learn more about the eligibility requirements of the AINP Self-Employed Farmer Stream.

Alberta Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream

This stream allows graduates of foreign post-secondary institutions to come to Canada and start their businesses. This stream provides a pathway to permanent residence when they launch their start-up business in Alberta.

This stream is a collaboration between the government of Alberta and approved designated agencies. 

Candidates interested to apply through this stream are required to work with a designated agency. 

    Learn more about the eligibility requirements of the Alberta Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream.