Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

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Why Alberta Advantage Immigration Program? 

  • Calls for 100,000 skilled professionals
  • Easy path to get Canada PR
  • Prioritizes applicants having 'family ties in Alberta'
  • Issues NOIs to candidates with CRS scores below 400
  • Great scope for career growth

About Canadian Prairie Province - Alberta

Alberta is one of the three Canadian Prairie Provinces as it shares its northern boundary with the Northwest Territories, and the US state of Montana lies to the south of the province. The Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and British Columbia make the other two neighbors, towards the east and the west respectively.

"Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta."

The prominent cities in Alberta include:

  • Calgary
  • Red Deer
  • St. Albert
  • Airdrie
  • Lethbridge
  • Leduc
  • Grande Prairie

Over the years, Alberta has become a popular destination for immigrants who wish to get Canadian permanent residence through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and intend to settle within Alberta.

Alberta immigration is a much sought-after provincial immigration program for immigrants that intend to settle down in Canada. The province offers a wide range in terms of employment opportunities for new immigrants.

Alberta Immigration Minister Rajan Sawhney, says…

Alberta needs more immigrants, to grow our communities, address labour shortages in key sectors and help continue Alberta’s economic success.” (Read more...)

AAIP Immigration Levels Plan 2023-25

Canada's "energy province,” Alberta plans to increase immigration numbers in 2023-2025 under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program.

Year Nominations
2023 9,750
2024 10,140
2025 10,849

Additionally, such prospective AAIP nominees must be able to sponsor their families after relocating to Alberta. AAIP Canada is run by the provincial government of Alberta and the federal government of Canada. Those successful in securing a nomination through the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program might apply for Canadian permanent resident status, together with their spouse and dependent children.

Canadian permanent residence via the AAIP route involves a 2-step process. While the first part of the process is securing a nomination through the provincial government, the second part involves applying to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] for Canada PR. The final decision on granting permanent residence lies with IRCC.

AAIP Streams

There are six streams under the Alberta provincial nominee program, which include:

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream
  • Rural Renewal Stream
  • Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  • Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  • Farm Stream
  • Rural Entrepreneur Stream

Important announcement

Target met for the Alberta Opportunity Stream and Tourism and Hospitality Stream

The application period opens on June 11th, 2024, and will remain open until the caps are reached. The next cap will open on July 9th, 2024.

Applications are submitted for Alberta under the following streams if the client is living and working in Alberta with a valid job offer:

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Rural Renewal Stream
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway
  • Tourism and Hospitality Stream

Note: Only 430 applications will be accepted under the Alberta Opportunity Stream and 30 applications for the Accelerated Tech Pathway.

4 Alberta Streams will resume accepting applications from June 11

The following streams and pathways have adopted the new approach; this will be effective from June 1, 2024.

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Rural Renewal Stream
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway
  • Tourism and Hospitality Stream

Applications will be accepted every month starting on the following dates:

  • June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 5, and December 10.

Note: When the monthly target is reached, no further applications will be accepted.

Eligibility criteria 
  • Job offer for full-time and/or permanent employment from an Alberta employer.
  • Basic work experience.
  • Required scores in a language proficiency test.
  • An intention of living and working in Alberta.
  • Legitimate work permit and other associated documents.
  • Occupation under any of the National Occupational Classification [NOC] Skill Type 0: management jobs, Skill Level A: professional jobs, or Skill Level B: technical jobs.
  • Proof of legal residence in their home country.
  • A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIS) confirmation letter.
Steps to Apply

STEP 1: Check your eligibility through Y-Axis Canada Immigration Points Calculator.

STEP 2: Review the AAIP selection criteria

STEP 3: Arrange the checklist of requirements

STEP 4: Apply for AAIP

STEP 5: Move to Alberta, Canada


Latest Alberta Draw in 2024



No. of draws

Total no. of Invitations

Alberta April 1 48
Alberta February 4






Alberta PNP Draws in 2023
Month Stream No. of draws No. of candidates
March Alberta Advantage Immigration Program 2 284
February Alberta Advantage Immigration Program 1 100
January Alberta Advantage Immigration Program 1 200
Total 3 434

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Total Alberta PNP Draws in 2023



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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program [AINP]?
I am an Express Entry candidate. How do I secure a PNP nomination through Alberta?
What is the cost for making EOI profile with the AINP?
How many AINP streams are available?
What is the Alberta Opportunity Stream?
Is there any AINP stream for Express Entry candidates?
How does an AINP nomination help an Express Entry candidate?
I have been nominated by the AINP under the Alberta Express Entry Stream. Can I extend my nomination?
Can I directly apply to the Alberta Express Entry Stream?
Is there a time limit on applying after receiving an NOI from the AINP?
Which is better for Alberta Express Entry Stream, applying in paper-based application or online?
What is the AINP application fee?
I already have an AINP application. Can I submit another application in another stream?
What is the AINP Portal?
What is MyAlberta Digital ID?
What are the eligibility requirements for the Alberta PNP program?
What are the details of the opportunity stream of the AINP?
Can you give me more details about the Alberta Express Entry stream?
What is the Self-Employed Farmer Stream of the Alberta PNP?
What are the steps to apply for the Alberta provincial nominee program?
How long is the processing time of the Alberta PNP?