Alberta is one of the strongest countrified economies of Canada. This is because of its ability to generate more jobs in the economy. Being one of the best employment generating economies, it attracts a large number of immigrants from the entire globe along with Canada. It provides a large number of federal immigration programs. One of the most popular immigrant enrolment programs of Alberta is the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). Each Canadian province has its own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). AINP selects immigrants who have the potential to fill in the gap and skill shortfalls in the Alberta labour market. These potential immigrants get an opportunity by the government for permanent residence. AINP aims at binary objectives. The first objective is to support the economic growth by attracting and retaining skilled immigrants who are interested in the employment opportunities to fill in the gaps in the labour market. The second objective it follows is to process permanent residency application at a faster pace for ready to work candidates.
AINP follows three streams. 1) The strategic recruitment scheme 2) The employer-driven stream and 3) The self-employed farmer stream.
In strategic recruitment scheme, those immigrants whose skills are in demand are selected. These recruiters in demand are as follows:
The employer-driven section of the program looks for candidates who want full-time foreign employment. This program aims at filling up positions where it is difficult to find any Albertans or other Canadians for the work position. They aim at finding those potential candidates who seek a full-time job for an Alberta employer along with permanent residency. The requirements for the candidates to qualify this stream are as follows:
The candidates who are interested in applying for Alberta Immigration under PNP are required to fill in application forms and then mail directly to AINP. The applicants can apply for only one stream even if they feel they are eligible for two or more. Thus, it is important that the candidates choose the optimal stream carefully and decide for which they can be selected. Once the application mail has been mailed to AINP, they will respond back to you with your file number in a month’s time.
The following candidates are not eligible for AINP.
Once nominated, the process doesn’t get over. The province of Alberta who has nominated you will now need to take the nomination from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, who will finally decide about the selection of the candidate. Thus, once nominated by the province of Canada, the candidate should apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for permanent residence. You can apply for the permanent residency only before the nomination expires. This is basically a span of 6 months after which your nomination expires. Once applied, the CIC reviews and examines the application is complete. If complete, it will turn into an approved application. If approved, they will send a file number which will contain the information about the number of next steps.
Once the steps are followed accordingly, the candidate is finally selected and can enjoy the permanent residency in Alberta.