Alberta Provincial Nominee Program

The Alberta Provincial Nominee Program is an immigration program operated on behalf of the Government of Alberta and its purpose is to be able to process certain permanent resident applications much more quickly.  You could also immigrate to Alberta if you are on a H-1B visa.

Do You Meet The Criteria of The Alberta Provincial Nominee Program?

If you are interested in settling in Alberta and you meet the criteria of one of the FIVE categories below you may be able to enter Canada in less time.

Five Categories for Fast Tracking Canadian Immigration:

1) Employer Driven Stream (Job Offer In Alberta)

To Qualify for this category you need:

  • Permanent full time job offer from an Alberta employer
  • Job is in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, B)
  • NOC 0 Legislators, senior and middle management
  • Usually require a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate) OR professional designation OR
  • NOC A Usually requires a university degree OR
  • NOC B Usually require 2 or 3 years of post secondary education at a community college, institute of technology or   a CEGEP
  • Require 18 – 72 months of apprenticeship resulting in trade certification
  • Individuals in the apprenticeship stage will NOT be nominated

2) International Graduate Category

  • Obtained degree, diploma or completed a graduate level program at a Canadian university, college, trade or technical school
  • The education program was at least 2 years at the undergraduate level OR 1 year at the graduate level
  • Have a job with an Alberta employer
  • Have been employed by the employer on a post graduate work permit for 6 months at minimum prior to your application
  • The job is in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, B)

3) Semi Skilled Worker Category

  • Permanent, full time job offer
  • Job offer is from an Alberta employer
  • Job is in an eligible occupation in one of the following ( N O C C & D )
  • Food and beverage processing industry
  • Hotel lodging industry
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Long-Haul Trucking industry
  • Food Services industry
  • Note: this occupation is limited to 600 nomination allocations per year and once this number has been met no further applications will be accepted or assessed. Currently applications are being accepted.

4) Family Stream

  • You have a relative in Alberta (mother, father, son, daughter, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew)
  • You can provide proof of that relationship by providing an affidavit
  • Your sponsor is at least 21 years old
  • The sponsor is a Canadian Citizen OR a Permanent Resident who has lived in Canada for at least 2 years and who has lived in Alberta for the past 2 years
  • The sponsor is employed, has a private pension or some other source of income with which to support you
  • Income from sources above is at minimum CAD $15,000
  • Income from the sources above is debt free, transferable and available
  • You AND your spouse/ common law partner are between the ages of 21 -45
  • You AND your spouse/ common law partner can establish ONE of the following
  • Have both obtained an International English Testing System (IELTS) minimum score of 4.0 or a minimum of level 3 on the Test d’evaluation de francais (TEF) OR
  • Can both demonstrate that English or French is your primary language of use OR
  • Have both completed a minimum of a baccalaureate in English or French
  • You OR your spouse/ common law partner can demonstrate
  • Completion of a post secondary education or training program
  • The program was at minimum 1 year
  • A degree, diploma or certificate was received

AND one of the following:

  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in the past 4 years OR
  • A 3 years of full time post secondary school in the past 4 years OR
  • A combination of 3 years of full time work experience and post secondary school within the past 4 years
  • You OR your spouse/ common law partner OR your sponsor can demonstrate
  • Intention and ability to establish in Alberta based on at least
  • CAD $10,000 for yourself
  • CAD $2,000 for each dependent
  • Money must be located in a recognized Canadian financial institution

5) Self Employed Farmer

  • You are purchasing a farming enterprise
  • You have a proposed business plan for the farming enterprise in Alberta
  • You have financial documents for your existing farming enterprise
  • You have documents pertaining to your education, training and work experience
  • A Canadian financial institution is willing to finance the proposed farming enterprise
  • You are committed to investing at least CDN $500,000 into a farming enterprise in Alberta
  • You have documentation to prove access to CDN $500,000
  • You have sufficient farming resources to develop a sustainable farming operation
  • You will make a personal representation to Alberta Agriculture to demonstrate your financial capability AND specific interest in investing in Alberta

Let Us Help Facilitate The Necessary Steps To Apply

Let us help assess your situation to see if you qualify, then if you qualify, let us help you structure your application properly and help you gather all the necessary documents, so that you can be best prepared for the Canadian immigration officers.

After you contact us we can then set up a personal consultation to find out your situation, answer some of your questions, then offer options that we can take to proceed forward with your case.

Niren & Associates has over 14 years of experience has helped hundreds of people successfully enter the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.

  • We have a proven track record in our New York office for handling US and Canadian visa cases and you could become one of our new success stories
  • We only deal with US and Canadian immigration and don’t spread our resources thin by practicing other forms of law
  • Our Canadian immigration lawyers are fully licensed and ready to help you right now

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I wanted to let you know that Don got into Calgary with no problems at all!  I know he felt much more confident with the entry package and was glad to have it even though he didn’t need to show the border agents.  Thank you for all your hard work! Elise (and Don)