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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program – Alberta’s PNP

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A founding partner of Abramovich & Tchern, Ksenia started her legal career at one of Canada’s top immigration firms, where she operated her own immigration law practice, with a focus on corporate and individual immigration applications.

Alberta is quickly becoming one of Canada’s fastest growing provinces with Calgary and Edmonton driving growth through an enticing job market. Its immigration requirements and programs are evolving rapidly to address the province’s changing economic landscape, and there are several options open to immigrants under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).

Alberta Express Entry

The Alberta Express Entry stream selects candidates from the federal Express Entry program through the provision of a Notification of Interest (NOI).

This stream is growing in popularity as its minimum CRS score is 300 points, which is significantly lower than the rest of the provinces. If an applicant has interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta and is working in an occupation that supports the province’s local economic development and diversification efforts, the Alberta Express Entry stream may be a good provincial nomination program to consider. Our immigration lawyers have helped many people interested in immigrating to Canada, who may not meet the Express Entry CRS threshold, to use this program as a pathway towards permanent residence.

 A more comprehensive view of the AINP: Express Entry stream can be found here.

Alberta Opportunity Stream

The Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is for temporary foreign workers who are already working full-time in Alberta and have a full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in an eligible occupation. Candidates must have a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or hold one of the accepted LMIA exemption work permits. Candidates must also meet other minimum eligibility criteria for residency and work permit type, occupation, language, education, Alberta job offer and work experience.

This is an excellent program for individuals who are already working in Alberta. Our immigration lawyers can work with you and your employer to see if this program is the right way to transition you from temporary to permanent residence status.

Read more about the Alberta Opportunity stream here.

Additional AINP streams include the International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream, the Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream, and the Self Employed Farmer Stream. If you are interested in immigrating to Alberta, our immigration lawyers are here to help you understand your options.

Ksenia Tchern

A founding partner of Abramovich & Tchern, Ksenia started her legal career at one of Canada’s top immigration firms, where she operated her own immigration law practice, with a focus on corporate and individual immigration applications.