Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program(AINP) | AINP Express Entry Stream

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) 

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is Alberta's Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the right mix of skills and work experience needed by the province may receive an Alberta Provincial Nomination Certificate.

The AINP consists of the following immigration streams:

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream
  • Alberta Self-Employed Farmer Stream

NOTE: The Strategic Recruitment Stream and Employer-Driven Stream were terminated on June 14, 2018. 

Alberta Opportunity Stream

This stream allows individuals who meet the stream's minimum eligibility requirements and are working in Alberta in an eligible occupation to apply for an AINP provincial nomination.

Contact us to know more about the eligibility requirements for the AINP Alberta Opportunity Stream.

The AINP will introduce further changes to the Alberta Opportunity Stream between 2019 and 2021.


Alberta Express Entry Stream

This stream allows the Government of Alberta to nominate eligible candidates from Canada's Express Entry system. A successful nomination under this stream results in 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System points.


Contact us to know more about the eligibility requirements of the AINP Alberta Express Entry Stream.


Self-Employed Farmer Stream

This stream allows individuals with farming experience and personal funds to purchase and develop a farm in Alberta to apply for permanent residence. Successful applicants are farm owners/operators who plan to live in Alberta in order to purchase and manage their farming business.

Contact us to know more about the eligibility requirements of the AINP Self-Employed Farmer Stream.

1What is the Self-Employed Farmer Stream?
This stream is a process in which individuals with sufficient farming experience and personal funds to purchase and develop a farm in the province of Alberta can apply for permanent residence. These applicants must be farm owners/operators and they must plan to reside in Alberta where they will purchase or manage a farming business.
2What is the Alberta Express Entry Stream?
This is a federal Express Entry-Linked Stream. The AINP regularly reviews profiles of candidates in the federal Express Entry pool. Based their profile information, the AINP issues Notifications of Interest (NOI) letters to select candidates, inviting them to submit a completed application to the AINP.
3What is the Alberta Opportunity Stream?
The Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is a route to Canadian permanent residence for foreign nationals working in Alberta and international graduates who have completed their studies at an approved Alberta post-secondary institution. This stream replaced the Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream in 2018.
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