The province of Alberta has introduced a new appeal process for immigration candidates whose applications have been refused.
The new process allows candidates to submit a request for reconsideration if the grounds for their appeal are:
- a. Directly related to the reason(s) stated in the decision letter; and
- b. They can demonstrate that an error was made in applying program criteria to the application.
A request for reconsideration must be submitted within 30 calendar days of the date the decision letter was issued. Only the applicant named in the letter can submit a request and it must be the only request submitted on their application.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) says a response will be issued within 30 calendar days of the date the reconsideration request was received.
The AINP says an appeal will not be considered if it is filed if it is for the following reasons:
- To ask for an exemption or exception to program criteria;
- As an opportunity to submit new evidence or re-state the evidence submitted in the application;
- If unsatisfied with the final decision or a component of the final decision;
- To request Humanitarian and Compassionate consideration.
The AINP says there is no guarantee that your request for reconsideration will result in your application being re-assessed.