ALBERTA POINTS SYSTEM
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is an immigration program that nominates people for Permanent Residency in Alberta for which they must hold certain skills that are in demand in the province.
Following are the streams under this program divided among two categories :
- Alberta Opportunity Stream
- Alberta Express Entry
- Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway
- Rural Renewal Stream
- Farm Stream
- Rural Entrepreneur Stream
- Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
- Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
What is the process for Alberta PNP through Express entry?
The candidates can apply for the same in the Alberta PNP’s Express entry stream.On receiving the NOI i.e., Notification of Interest from the province , the candidates can apply for Alberta PNP under the Express entry stream.
In order to receive the NOI from the province, the candidates :
- Must have an active Express Entry profile;
- Must show that they have intent to live in the province permanently;
- Must support in province's economy;
- Must have a minimum CRS score of 300 points.
Candidates who have one or more of the following adaptability factors have higher chances of getting selected:
- Have work experience in Alberta occupation in-demand;
- Or have a valid employment offer from an eligible provincial employer;
- Have graduated from the province's educational institution;
- Have blood relations in the province.
Alberta Points Calculator
To be eligible for AINP via the Express Entry Program, the candidates are required to meet the 67 points criteria. Following are the factors based on which points are awarded:
Maximum Points Awarded
Arranged Employment in Canada
Let’s see points for each one of them:
Age (In Years)
47 or older
Language Proficiency Points
First Official Language
9 or Higher
NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
Second Official Language
At least CLB 5 in all of the four abilities
CLB 4 or less in any of the four abilities
University degree at Doctoral (Ph.D.) level or equal
University degree at Master's level or equal OR University level entry-to-practice professional degree (or equal)
Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diplomas or equal (at least one must be for a program of at least three years)
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for the program of 3 years or longer, or equal
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for program of 2 years program, or equal
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for 1 year, or equal
Canadian high school diploma or equal
Experience (In Years)
6 or more
Is currently working in Canada on an LMIA-based work permit and his or her work in Canada is considered skilled (NOC type 0, A or B)
The work permit is valid when a permanent residency application is made* and The employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant.
Is currently working in Canada on an LMIA-exempt work permit or a work permit issued under a provincial/territorial agreement
The work permit is valid when a permanent residence application is made* and The employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant.
Does not hold a valid work permit and is not authorized to work in Canada
A prospective employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant; and The offer of employment has received a positive LMIA
Holds a valid work permit or is otherwise authorized to work in Canada, but does not fall under one of the two above scenarios
The work permit or authorization is valid when a permanent residence application is made; A prospective employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant; and The offer of employment has received a positive LMIA
PA previous work in Canada (minimum of 1 year in skilled occupation NOC type 0, A or B)
Relatives in Canada 18 years or more who are residing in Canada and is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Accompanying spouse/partner's official language (CLB/NCLC 4)
A previous study in Canada
A previous study in Canada accompanying spouse/partner
Previous work in Canada accompanying spouse/partner
Arranged employment in Canada
Relative in Canada 18 years or older
Language ability CLB 4 or above accompanying spouse/partner (IELTS 4.0/4.5/3.5/4.0)
How to apply for AINP?
Initially the candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria for which they must generate an Express Entry profile and submit the necessary documents.
When the application reaches the Express Entry pool then the province reviews the profile and then they may receive the NOI (Notification of Interest) from Alberta via the Express Entry portal.
After receiving the NOI, they must submit a complete application within the specified time period after which they receive the provincial nomination. On acceptance of the same the candidate receive 600 points in their CRS score automatically.
On receiving the same the applicant must submit the EOI (Expression of Interest) which is required to check the Education level of the candidates whether it is meeting the canadian standards or not.. Lastly, the Candidates are selected from the Express Entry draw and then they receive their Invitation to Apply (ITA).
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