Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

Alberta is a popular destination for immigrants to settle in Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Recent surveys indicate that Alberta has surpassed British Columbia as the second-most popular destination, after Ontario, for immigrants to settle down in Canada.

Alberta offers several job opportunities owing to its impressive economic growth in recent years.

Alberta PNP is officially known as the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), an economic immigration program that nominates immigration candidates for permanent residence in Canada that wish to settle in Alberta.

Nominees must have the skills and abilities to fill the job shortage in the Alberta labour market. Individuals nominated under the program can apply for Canadian permanent residence together with their spouse and dependent children.

How can I get permanent residence through Canadian PNP?

Permanent residence in Canada can be acquired through the Canadian PNP route involving a two-step process.

Securing a nomination – under any of the Express Entry linked PNP streams – is the first part of the process.

If successful in securing a nomination, the Nomination Certificate can then be used for applying for permanent residence through the federal department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

 10 provinces and three territories together make up Canada between themselves. Of these, nine provinces and two territories are a part of Canadian PNP.

Quebec is not a part of the PNP of Canada and has its own immigration programs. Nunavut territory, on the other hand, has no immigration program as such.

Canadian provinces/territories and their PNPs

•       Alberta: Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program [AINP]

•       British Columbia: British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP]

•       Manitoba: Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program [MPNP]

•       Ontario: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program [OINP]

•       Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia Nominee Program [NSNP]

•       New Brunswick: New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program [NBPNP]

•       Newfoundland and Labrador: Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program [NLPNP]

•       Prince Edward Island: Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program [PEI PNP]

•       Northwest Territories: Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program

•       Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program [SINP]

•       Yukon: Yukon Nominee Program [YNP]


AINP draws in 2022
Total Invitations: 2200
Sno Invitation Dates Number of Invitations issued

CRS score of lowest ranked candidate

1 June 16, 2022 150 306
2 May 19, 2022 100 382
3 April 14, 2022 250 356
4 March 22, 2022 350 325
5 March 08, 2022 350 318
6 February 01, 2022 400 CRS 340
7 January 18, 2022 350 CRS 346
7 January 5, 2022 250 CRS 327
Total   2200  

Eligibility requirements for the AINP

  1. Job offer for full-time and/or permanent employment from an Alberta employer.
  2. Basic work experience required by the employer to qualify for immigration nomination.
  3. Minimum scores in the language proficiency tests to qualify for a nomination.
  4. An intention to live and work in Alberta.
  5. A legitimate Canada work permit
  6. Occupation under either Skill Type 0 (zero): Management jobs, Skill Level A: Professional jobs, and Skill Level B: Technical jobs. All of the jobs available in the Canadian labour market have a unique 4-digit code as per the National Occupational Classification (NOC) matrix.
  7. Proof of legal residence in home country.
  8. A Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) confirmation letter.


Total AAIP Draws in 2024

Month No. of draws Total no. of Invitations
February 2 124
January 4 130
Total Alberta PNP Draw Draws in 2023
Month  Number of Invitations issued
December 19
November 27
October  428
September  476
August  833
July 318
June 544
May 327
April 405
March 284
February 100
January  200
Total 3,961


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