A number of streams have opened up for those who wish to immigrate to Canada.
This comes as the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), which operates independently from the popular Express Entry program, offers three ways immigrants can settle into the province of Alberta.
The AINP opened on January 27, after 5 months of suspension of intake.
The Program is divided into three streams, with each having several categories.
The Employer-Driven Stream attracts candidates with a permanent, full-time job offer from an employer based in Alberta. This job offer can be in a skilled occupation, semi-skilled occupation, or in the case of graduates of secondary education at a Canadian institute, NOC skill level O, A, or B occupations.
Strategic Recruitment Stream
Applicants possessing skills that are in high demand as defined in the provincial labour market will have higher chances of success. For instance, engineers are in high demand, and there is a list of engineering occupations that are eligible for this category.
Candidates who also have valid trade certificates in a Compulsory or Optional Trade in Alberta issued or recognised by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT), and post-graduates of a Canadian institution who are now working in Canada may apply.
The AINP Self-Employed Farmer Stream
Self-employed farmers with prior farm management experience and willing to invest a minimum of CAD500,000 of equity in a farming business in Alberta with proposed business plan are welcome to apply in this entry stream.