Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

Alberta Express Entry Stream

Alberta Express Entry Stream

Express Entry

For the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program’s Express Entry Stream,  the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program will contact applicants if they have decided to choose them. Applicants do not apply directly to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, they have to wait to receive a notification of interest from the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. If applicants do not hear from the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, then they are not interested in your profile at this time. If an applicant is selected, they are notified through their Express Entry portal and given a specific timeline to contact the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program to complete and submit required application forms and supporting documents. If the deadline is not met, the applicant will not be eligible for the nomination.

Applicants must have the following to be eligible for consideration

  • An active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool;
  • Have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta;
  • Are working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification;
  • Have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300;
  • If you have one or more of the following adaptability factors, this may increase your likelihood of receiving a Notification of Interest letter:
    • Alberta job offer and/or work experience
    • A graduate of a Canadian post-secondary institution
    • A relative that is living in Alberta: parent, child, brother and/or sister.

Alberta Opportunity Stream

Applicants must have a valid work permit for an eligible occupation based on one of the following: 

  • a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment
  • Labour Market Impact Assessment exemption based on one of the following:
    • international trade agreement
    • workers transferred within a company
    • International Experience Canada
    • Mobilité Francophone
  • a Post-Graduation Work Permit and the applicant graduated from an Alberta Advanced Education publicly funded post-secondary institution
    • Post-Graduation Work Permit holders must also meet specific occupation, education and work experience requirements that may differ from the below
    • Post-Graduation Work Permit holders’ occupation must also be related to their field of study in Alberta.
    • Post-Graduation Work Permit holders are not eligible to apply to the Alberta Opportunity Stream if their occupation is on the Government of Canada’s list of high-wage and low-wage occupations in the province of Alberta
  •  Applicants must have a bona fide full-time job offer or employment contract from an Alberta employer to work in their current occupation in Alberta;
  • Applicants working in certain occupations at the time of their application and assessment of their application are not eligible to apply for or be nominated under the Alberta Opportunity Stream;
  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of high school education in their country of origin;
  • Applicants must be able to pass an approved language test in English or French with a minimum score at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 in listening, reading, writing and speaking (or level 7 for NOC code 3413);
  • Applicants must have either:
    • a minimum of 12 months full-time work experience in their current occupation in Alberta within the last 18 months; or
    • a minimum of 24 months of full-time work experience in their current occupation in Canada and/or abroad within the last 30 months
      • This work experience can be a combination of experience gained in Alberta, in Canada (outside Alberta) and/or abroad.

Self-Employed Farmer Stream

In order to be eligible under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program’s Self-Employed Farmer Stream, applicants need to:

  • Have the intention to reside in Alberta;
  • Have farm management skills shown by:
    • Financial documentation of your existing farm business
    • Documentation of your education, training and work experience related to farming
    • Proposed business plan
    • Proof that a Canadian financial institution is willing to finance your proposed farming business
  • Make a minimum investment of $500,000 Canadian Dollars in a farming business in Alberta;
  • Have a minimum net worth of $500,000 Canadian Dollars or confirmation that you have access to a similar amount of funds from other sources;
  • Invest in a primary production farming business in Alberta.

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