Last Updated on October 8, 2020 by West Highlander
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program for PR to Canada
Alberta is one of the four major economic zones in Canada. With its flourishing economy and scenic beauty it is attracting large number of immigrants over the years. Edmonton as the capital and nearby provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba it is choice of many for career aspects. Immigrant Nominee Programs have been widely helpful in providing Canada PR to people.
What is Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program?
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program or Alberta PNP (provincial nominee program) is an express entry program which selects skilled candidates for Canada PR. The candidate needs to have essential skills to fill the job shortage in Alberta or have a plan to start a business.
Can I apply for PR with spouse by Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program?
Yes if you are nominated in the program then you can apply for permanent residency status with spouse and dependent children.
How do I get nominated for Alberta PNP?
Alberta PNP has two streams for foreign workers planning to live and work in Canada.
- Alberta Opportunity stream
- Alberta Express entry
What are the requirements for Alberta PNP draw?
A Candidate must have the following:
- Applicant must be employed in eligible occupation as registered under National Occupation Classification levels O, A, B, C or D.
- Post Graduation Work permit help by candidate of Alberta Advanced Education post secondary education institute.
- Language test scores.
How do I increase my chances in Alberta PNP draw?
Thousands of applications are received each year by the province of Alberta and by far in the year 2020 3720 nomination applications have been processed by Canadian government. To increase the chances of nomination the candidate is expected to provide accurate and maximum information to advance the process.
What to do once I am nominated for Alberta PNP?
Candidate needs to ensure few pointers after being nominated for Alberta PNP:
- Apply for permanent residency within 6 months.
- Any changes to personal circumstances need to be informed to AINP and federal government.
- Status to live and work in Alberta while application for Permanent residency is in process should be maintained.
Are there any changes in Alberta PNP policy due to COVID 19?
Following are the revised norms as of October 1, 2020 in Alberta PNP policy:
- Incomplete applications mailed or submitted on or prior to October 1, 2020 will be declined.
- Applications for Alberta Opportunity stream and Alberta express entry stream must be completed using the new AINP online portal.
- Candidates and nominees who have lost their jobs after application submission have up to 6 months (180 days) from time of application assessment to find employment under AINP criteria.
A licensed immigrant representative can help you in smooth transition for Canadian Permanent residency and can provide you further clarity regarding the documentation process.