About Alberta Provincial Nominee Program

About Alberta Provincial Nominee Program

If you have decided to live in Alberta, then you have made an excellent choice. Alberta is one of Canada’s most dynamic provinces noted for its spectacular natural beauty, healthy environment, cultural diversity, lively communities and a strong economy.

Alberta is considered one of Canada’s most prosperous provinces and is recognized worldwide for its high standard of living. Alberta is the fastest-growing province in the country, with its population surpassing the four million mark for the first time.

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Alberta is more than the oil and gas sector. Our diverse economy drives growth in numerous industries, including Banking, Information technology, manufacturing, health care and construction. People from all over the world have started a new life in Alberta.

Alberta offers an excellent healthcare system. Alberta world Leaders in heart disease and cancer research

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

Each year, people from all over the globe come to Alberta to work and Business and study. If you are a skilled worker and want to work & Live in Alberta, Apply Alberta PNP now,

Alberta has various nomination streams you can take to move to Alberta, choose the right and best suited Alberta PNP stream because every stream having its requirements,

Make Alberta your permanent home? Whether you're already here or want to Immigrate from another country, we'll help you find the right Alberta PNP program.

The Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (AINP) is a government immigration program that selects applicants who demonstrate they have the potential and the desire to immigrate and settle themselves and their families in the Canadian province of Alberta.

Please find the below Alberta prominent PNP stream.

  • Alberta opportunity stream:
    Alberta opportunity stream designed for those already working in Alberta based on work permit and having LMIA approved job offer letter from Albertian employers in the eligible occupation.

  • Alberta Express Entry stream:
    This Alberta Express entry stream for those skilled foreign workers who have successfully filed Express entry and want to settle down in Alberta; this is the most popular Alberta PNP stream

  • Alberta Entrepreneur stream:
    If you have an innovative idea and want to start or buy a business in Alberta, you can apply your PR under the Alberta entrepreneur stream.

Alberta PNP express entry Eligibility criteria’s / Requirements.

The Alberta Express Entry PNP Program offers the fastest way to become a permanent resident in Alberta. Do you have the right skills to fill a Labour market -demand in Alberta or your occupation is in high demand in Alberta, then Alberta may be the best way to grant a PR visa.

Please note Candidates who demonstrate strong ties to Alberta, such as a job offer letter from an Alberta employer or Family ties in Alberta, will get priority, but It is not mandatory criteria.

To be eligible under Alberta PNP express entry stream, you must meet below Alberta PNP selection criteria’s.

  • Determine Eligibility:
    A desiring candidate has to meet the minimum eligibility criteria required by Alberta express entry stream; the requirements are as below:
  1. It would be best if you had an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
  2. You must have a minimum of three years of work experience in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
  3. You must have a minimum of 300 or above CRS score.
  4. Applicant must have a minimum of six bands in each IELTS score.
  5. Intend to work & live in Alberta
  • Factors that will increase your Alberta PNP chances:
    If you have one or more of the following adaptability factors, this may increase your possibility of receiving a Notification of Interest letter:
  1. If the Relative is living in Alberta:
  2. Having post-secondary education from Alberta.
  3. Alberta job offer and prior work experience
  4. Interaction with Alberta labour market
  5. Your Alberta Settlement plan.
  • Factors that may decrease your Alberta PNP chances:
  1. If your Express Entry profile is going to expire within five months or less
  2. If your occupation listed under the ineligible occupation list
  3. If your profession falls under the High & low paid occupation list of Alberta

Please note:- Getting a Notification of interest letter does not guarantee that you will get nomination approval from Alberta. You also need to provide documentary evidence to validate your claims & credentials within two weeks of receiving the letter; if you failed to do so, your NOI would be withdrawn, and Please note Alberta does not issue NOI to the same candidate for the next three months

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Alberta PNP Draw

The Province Alberta regularly reviews the profiles are available in the Express Entry pool. And issue notification of interest only those who are highly shortage in Alberta and their profile are active in the Express Entry pool. This process is known as the Alberta PNP draw.

Please note Alberta has a limit to issue nomination certificate in the year, so apply your Alberta PNP before the cap reach

In the Year 2020, Alberta conducted multiple draws and issued 4000 Alberta nomination.

Please Find Alberta PNP Draw 2021

S.No. Date of draw Number of Invitation CRS score of lowest ranked candidate who received a NOI letter
9 May 05, 2021 250 300
8 April 20, 2021 200 301
7 April 6, 2021 200 302
6 March 26, 2021 300 301
5 March 2, 2021 200 301
4 February 16, 2021 159 352
3 February 10, 2021 200 301
2 January 28, 2021 100 360
1 January 8, 2021 50 406

Please Find Alberta PNP Draw 2020

S.No. Date of draw Number of Invitation CRS score of lowest ranked candidate who received a NOI letter
11 June 17, 2020 187 303
10 May 13, 2020 191 300
9 April 29, 2020 200 322
8 April 14, 2020 200 353
7 April 1, 2020 120 381
6 March 18, 2020 136 300
5 March 4, 2020 100 300
4 February 20, 2020 150 300
3 January 29, 2020 150 300
2 January 22, 2020 201 350
1 January 9, 2020 150 350

Please note if you are invited under the Alberta PNP Draw and if your occupation falls under below NOC list, you will experience delay, because of large number of volume & Covid -19. So please have patience and wait for your Turn.

6311 – Food service supervisors
6211 – Retail sales supervisors
7511 – Transport truck drivers
6322 – Cooks
1241 – Administrative assistants
4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
1221 – Administrative officers
0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

Alberta PNP points Calculator

Alberta PNP is points based nomination program. To apply to Alberta PNP, you need to meet federal points score 67/100. These points based on your age, qualification, skilled work experience, language proficiency ( IELTS, French), adaptability and arranged employment

Please find Alberta PNP points overview:

Age 12 Points
Education 25 points
Work Experience 15 points
Language proficiency 28 points
Adaptability 10 points
Arranged Employment 10 points

You can use the Alberta PNP points calculator to calculate your exact Alberta PNP points; Please find the Alberta PNP points calculator link below

Alberta PNP Points calculator

Please note getting 67/100 Alberta PNP points not only enough to get NOI in the Alberta PNP draw. It would be best if you also had a CRS score of 300/ 1200.

Please check are you scoring CRS 300 to get the Alberta PNP nomination; please click here to calculate your CRS score.

Alberta PNP occupation list

Alberta is known for its incredible beauty, and the people of Alberta are known for their passion, independence, hard work and love of nature. Skilled Workers in Shortage Occupations

Alberta’s new immigration stream open the door for a skilled foreign worker; Alberta accepts all occupations that fall under NOC code O, A, B, C, D. except High wages & low wages occupation. and professions fall under the Ineligible occupation list

Alberta PNP eligible occupation list:

There are occupations highly demand in Alberta. If you have experienced one of the following NOC code, you have a golden opportunity to get NOI from Alberta PNP. Please also make sure you also have a minimum of three years in the given NOC codes and 300 above the CRS score.

Alberta PNP eligible Management occupations

S.No NOC codes Title
Management occupations
1 0213 Computer and information systems managers
2 0432 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
3 0821 Managers in agriculture
Natural and applied sciences related occupations
4 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
5 2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
6 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
7 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
8 2173 Software engineers and designers
9 2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
10 2175 Web designers and developers
11 2271 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
12 2281 Computer network technicians
13 2283 Information systems testing technicians
Health occupations
14 3111 Specialist physicians
15 3112 General practitioners and family physicians
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services
16 4011 University professors and lecturers
17 4312 Firefighters
18 4411 Home child care providers
19 4412 Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
20 5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
21 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
22 5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
Trade, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
23 7371 Crane operators (only All-Terrain Crane Operators)
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations
24 8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
25 8431 General farm workers
26 8432 Nursery and greenhouse workers
27 8611 Harvesting labourers
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
28 9462 Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

How to apply – Alberta Express Entry PNP Nomination

To apply Alberta PNP, you need to follow steps carefully

  • Check your eligibility:
    Before applying for your Alberta PNP, you must check are you meeting Alberta PNP eligibility criteria’s in terms of Alberta PNP points, is your occupation in demand in Alberta? Express entry profile etc.
    Once you are sure then start to prepare your documents.

  • Gather documents:
    Ensure you must have all the required supporting documents before submitting your application to Alberta PNP; please note that documents require may differ from case to case. It depends on applicants' circumstances. Please check the documents requirements as per the Alberta PNP documents checklist.
    If you submit an incomplete application to Alberta, your application will be returned or declined without processing, and the Alberta PNP fee will not be refundable.
    Once you are ready with complete documents & forms, now you can submit your application continue your PNP nomination application.

  • Create Express Entry Profile:
    Once you prepare your all documents now, you need to create your Express Entry profile and make sure your profile must be active. You have selected an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta.
    If you are working in an occupation with a high Alberta labour market shortage and support Alberta's economic development and diversification. You will get a Notification of Interest letter from Alberta to apply Alberta PNP nomination.

  • Apply Alberta PNP Nomination:
    Post receiving NOI, you have two weeks to inform Alberta PNP regarding your NOI letter; Alberta will send instructions to submit your Alberta PNP application. If you fail to submit your application, the NOI letter will be withdrawn by Alberta.
    You also need to pay the Alberta PNP fee of CAD 500.

  • Alberta PNP nomination outcome:
    Post submission of your Alberta PNP application, the Alberta office will assess your application in two steps.
  1. Alberta assessment officer will review whether you submitted a quality & complete set of documents process Alberta PNP and are you meeting the eligibility criteria's? This process is known as a quality check.
  2. Verification & background check of your credentials

If your application had been approved, the final decision would be notified to you by the Alberta immigration official in writing. You must accept the nomination within 30 days after it is issued & process your PR with ICCRC. Alberta Express Entry Stream nominees cannot extend their nomination.

If Alberta discovers any ground to believe you have submitted fake documents to make yourself eligible will be considered misrepresentation, and you will be banned to re-apply your Alberta PNP program for the next five years.

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Alberta PNP cost / fee

Alberta PNP fee depends upon the stream you select and date of Application as well, Application submitted before October 1, 2020, there are no charges for Applying to Alberta PNP. You can pay the Alberta PNP fee by credit card only; if you are applying in Canada, then you can pay the Alberta PNP fee by debit card, credit card and online also

Please note The AINP application fee is non-refundable

Please find Alberta PNP fee category wise

S.No Alberta PNP stream Fee in CAD
1 Alberta PNP express entry stream $ 500
2 Alberta Opportunity Stream $ 500
3 International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream $ 3500
4 Self-Employed Farmer Stream $500
5 Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream $ 3500

Alberta PNP Processing time

The processing time of Alberta PNP depends on a few factors like labour market information, the volume of application received, and the date of receiving application. Once a candidate becomes eligible and approved by the Alberta authorities, he/she will get a nomination certificate. The whole process may take 4-6 months and may vary from profile to profile.

Important Note: Rules and regulation of Alberta PNP may change without any prior notice; also Alberta government may ask for any document at any level. So, apply for Alberta PNP through Aptech Global for an easy and faster process.

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Alberta PNP Frequently Asked Questions

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The three designated tests are IELTS (International English Language Testing System), CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) or TEF (Test d’Évaluation de Français). The type of test and minimum language standards. No other language tests will be accepted
The AINP does not reply to questions or requests for status updates. However process timing depend upon number of applications currently in the queue by category and industry. Standard processing timing up to 4-7 months to get AINP nomination.
Yes. Your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children can be included as accompanying dependents on your application for permanent residence that you send to IRCC once you are a provincial nominee. This is subject to approval by IRCC.

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