The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (“AINP“) currently has three streams.
Employer Driven Stream
The AINP Employer-Driven Stream is for:
- Alberta Employers who want to retain a foreign worker on a permanent, full-time basis where there is a challenge finding Albertans/Canadians to fill the position; and
- Foreign workers with a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta Employer who intend to live and work in Alberta permanently.
It includes the following substreams:
Please note that individuals in the following circumstances are not eligible under the Strategic Recruitment Stream:
- Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process;
- Live-in caregivers currently living in Canada;
- Temporary foreign workers working and residing in a province other than Alberta; and
- International students studying in Canada and doing co-op work placements or internships as part of their study program
Skilled Worker Category
In order to be eligible under the Skilled Worker Category, the employer must:
- Be incorporated or registered as a business in Alberta by or under an act of the legislature of a province or the Parliament of Canada and operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business in Alberta;
- Provide a job offer to the Candidate for permanent, full-time employment in a skilled occupation;
- Provide a job offer to the Candidate that meets Alberta’s employment and wage standards and does not conflict with existing collective bargaining agreements;
With four months remaining in the year, both British Columbia’s and Alberta’s provincial nomination programs have announced that they are full.
The ability of both provinces to meet the demands of their employers to retain foreign national employees on a permanent basis is clearly being cut off at the knees by federal quotas that appear to bare no resemblance to what is needed.Read more ›
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program has announced that it will be expanding its initiative for low-skilled and entry-level workers to apply for permanent residency. They have sent out an e-mail stating that:
To Alberta Immigration Representatives
I am with the Government of Alberta, Workforce Strategies Division and I wanted to inform you of changes to the AINP program that are time limited.
We are pleased to let you know that the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has capacity to accept more nominations from employers. We have very short processing times and will be accepting applications for all categories. If you have temporary foreign workers currently working for you, the AINP may help them become permanent residents.
The AINP is an immigration program offered by the Government of Alberta in partnership with the Government of Canada’s department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. More information can be found at:
The AINP has temporarily expanded the opportunities for Alberta employers to nominate their foreign workers in select semi-skilled occupations.
This is a one-time initiative and applications must be postmarked or delivered in person on or before December 6, 2012.
For more information, please visit the AINP website. Information on this one-time Initiative will be posted within the next week.
Hotel and Lodging
This is a one-time 2012 additional allocation initiative available for the Hotel and Lodging Industry. There will temporarily be no limit on the number of allocations permitted, per property and the AINP will accept up to 600 applications under this initiative. For more information,Read more ›