Overview

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is an economic immigration program that nominates people for permanent residence in Alberta. Nominees must have skills to fill job shortages or be planning to buy or start a business in Alberta. They must also be able to provide for their families. The program is run by the governments of Alberta and Canada.

If you are nominated through the program, you may apply for permanent residence status together with your spouse or common-law partner, and dependent children.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada manages applications for permanent residence. The federal government also makes final decisions on these applications.

 

COVID-19 response

The AINP continues to accept and process applications and Expressions of Interest (EOIs), with temporary adjustments to some application and assessment processes.

Find out how the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program is responding to COVID-19.

 

AINP Streams

Choose a stream to find out how to get nominated:

Streams for workers

The AINP has 2 streams for foreign workers who are living and working in Alberta, or plan to live and work here:

 

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream: Qualified candidates who live and work in Alberta and have a job offer from an Alberta employer can apply for an AINP nomination.
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream: Qualified candidates with an Express Entry profile may be invited by AINP to apply for nomination for permanent residence.

Streams for entrepreneurs

The AINP has 3 streams for entrepreneurs who plan to live in Alberta and buy or start a business in the province: