Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) provides several pathways for foreign workers who are currently employed or planning to work in Alberta:

  1. Alberta Opportunity Stream : This stream is open to individuals who reside and work in Alberta and have a job offer from an employer in the province. Eligible candidates can apply for an AINP nomination through this stream.

  2. Alberta Express Entry Stream : Qualified candidates in the federal Express Entry pool may be invited to apply for nomination through this stream. The selection is based on factors such as meeting minimum requirements, aligning with provincial economic priorities, and fulfilling sector and occupational needs. Special pathways are available within this stream for healthcare professionals and technology workers.

  3. Rural Renewal Stream: Designated communities can recruit and endorse qualified candidates under this stream. Candidates who have a job offer from an Alberta employer in a designated community and an endorsement letter can apply for an AINP nomination.

Entrepreneurial Streams: The AINP also offers streams tailored to entrepreneurs who wish to establish or acquire a business in Alberta:

  1. Rural Entrepreneur Stream: Entrepreneurs interested in starting or purchasing a business in a rural community in Alberta can express their interest through this stream.

  2. Graduate Entrepreneur Stream: International graduates from approved post-secondary institutions in Alberta can express their interest in starting or acquiring a business.

  3. Farm Stream: Experienced farmers who plan to buy or start a farm in Alberta can apply for nomination through this stream.

  4. Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream: Foreign graduates with a degree from a non-Canadian post-secondary institution can work with a designated agency to express their interest in launching an innovative business.

To explore these opportunities and learn more about the application process and specific requirements for each stream, please visit

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