About the Alberta PNP

Alberta – one of Canada’s most scenic provinces, and home to the bustling urban city of Calgary – has emerged as a popular immigration hub amongst foreign nationals seeking to enhance their quality of life and enjoy the rewarding benefits of permanent residence in Canada.

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The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is managed by the provincial government in collaboration with the federal government. The Alberta government nominates qualified foreign nationals to permanently reside in the province – with eligible family members, if any.

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Subsequently, nominees must apply for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada – either through a paper based process or online via the Canada Express Entry System. Aspirants can obtain a nomination by applying through any of the following categories:

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


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Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers



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Restaurant and Food Services Managers



Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers



Retail Salespersons



Administrative Officers


Eligibility Requirements for the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program

The eligibility requirements and application procedures are different for each stream. For instance, the Express Entry stream requires candidates to demonstrate their ability to contribute to Alberta’s economic development or showcase strong ties to the province, and create an Express Entry profile by fulfilling the requirements of the relevant federal Canada Express Entry Process.

If you wish to apply for Alberta PNP directly from the federal Express Entry system, then you must meet the following eligibility criteria. Alberta may select the most eligible applicants and issue them a Notification of Interest letter.

Successful applicants with a Notification of Interest letter from Alberta must send a copy of the letter along with other documents to the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) within two weeks of receiving it.

You may receive a Notification of Interest letter from Alberta, if:

  • you have an active Express Entry profile
  • You have the work experience and skills in one of the occupations that are in demand in Alberta and support provincial development.
  • you are genuinely interested in migrating to Alberta
  • you have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300
  • meet the basic eligibility criteria of at least one of the federal economic migration programs:
    • Federal skilled worker
    • Canadian experience class
    • Federal skilled trades

Factors that boost your chances of receiving an NOI from Alberta

Fulfilling one of the following factors may increase your likelihood of receiving a Notification of Interest letter:

  • secure a valid job offer from Alberta
  • you are a graduate of a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • you have a parent, child, brother or sister who is a permanent resident living in Alberta, or a Canadian citizen living in Alberta
  • you can speak French

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Alberta Occupation in-Demand List 2024

Skilled workers applying for Canada immigration under the Alberta Opportunity Stream must ensure that their occupation is in-demand in Alberta. The Alberta Occupation in Demand List indicates skills shortages in Alberta’s job market, which cannot be satisfied by the residents and citizens currently living in the province. Thus, the AINP invites overseas skilled workers to fulfill these shortages. Most occupations listed under National Occupational Classification Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A, B, C or D, are in-demand in Alberta.

Advantages of Applying for the Alberta PNP through Abhinav Immigration

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