Alberta Provincial Nominee Program
The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), formerly the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, is an economic immigration program that nominates people for permanent residence in Alberta. The province offers several immigration streams divided into two categories:
Streams for workers:
Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) offers three immigration streams for foreign workers who are currently living and working in Alberta, or who plan to live and work here:
- Alberta Opportunity Stream The AAIP nomination program is open to qualified candidates who live, work, and have a job offer from an Alberta-based employer.
- Alberta Express Entry Stream AAIP may invite qualified candidates with an Express Entry profile to apply for permanent residence nomination. Tech workers may qualify for expedited processing under the Accelerated Tech Pathway.
- Rural Renewal Stream Candidates with a job offer from an Alberta employer for a rural Alberta community may apply for AAIP nomination.
Streams for entrepreneurs:
AAIP offers four streams for entrepreneurs planning to live or start a business in Alberta:
- Rural Entrepreneur Stream: Entrepreneurs interested in starting or buying a business in a rural Alberta community can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)
- Graduate Entrepreneur Stream: Those who have graduated from approved Alberta post-secondary institutions and are interested in starting or buying a business can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).
- Farm Stream: Farmers seeking permanent residency in Alberta can apply if they plan to buy or start a farm.
- Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream: Foreign graduates from outside of Canada can apply for permanent residence.