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Alberta PNP: November 24TH, 2021

On November 24th, 2021, the province of Alberta held an Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) draw.


For this round of AINP a total of 100 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. 


The cut-off score for this round of draws was 350. This is a relatively high cut-off score for the AINP, with only one other draw having a high score of 360. The high cut-off score is due to a small AINP draw, typically AINP draws are around 200 invites per draw, with the Nov, 24th only 100. 


Each year Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), issues the limits for the number of nominations that a province can issue in a given year. Alberta’s 2021 quota is 6,250, thus far 6,094 nominations certificates were issued and is possibly the reason for a smaller draw. 




Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is an economic immigration program that nominates people for permanent residence in Alberta. The program is designed to attract skilled workers to fill job shortages or planning to buy or start a business in Alberta. The final approval for permanent residency application comes from the Government of Canada. 


AINP Streams 

The AINP has two types of streams, streams for workers and streams for entrepreneurs. 


Streams For Workers

AINP has 2 streams for foreign workers who are living and working in Alberta, or plan to live and work here:
  • Alberta Opportunity Stream: Qualified candidates who live and work in Alberta and have a job offer from an Alberta employer can apply for an AINP nomination.
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream: Qualified candidates with an Express Entry profile may be invited by AINP to apply for nomination for permanent residence.

Streams For Entrepreneurs

AINP has 3 streams for entrepreneurs who are living and working in Alberta, or plan to live and work here:
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream: International graduates of approved Alberta post-secondary institutions who want to start a business or buy an existing business can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).
  • Self-Employed Farmer Stream: Experienced farmers who plan to buy or start a farm in Alberta can apply for permanent residence.
  • Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream: Foreign graduates from outside of Canada can apply for permanent residence.
The information in this blog is not to be interpreted or construed as legal advice. Everyone’s immigration goals, objectives and situations are different. Please contact us to speak to a consultant for advice.

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