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Alberta Introduced Two New Immigration Pathways

Alberta renamed AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program) to (AAIP) Alberta Advantage Immigration Program on February 16, 2022. Also, they have also renamed their immigration programs such as International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream to Graduate Entrepreneur Stream, Self-Employed Farmer Stream to Farm Stream, and Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa Stream to Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream.

In addition to these changes, Alberta Advantage Immigration Program introduced two new streams, Rural Renewal Stream and Rural Entrepreneur Stream to bring skilled and talented professionals and entrepreneurs to Alberta.

Rural Renewal Stream

This stream is designed to fill the labor shortage in rural communities of Alberta and grow local economies. Rural Renewal Stream is a community-driven program: therefore, applicants must need a community support letter to apply for a nomination. Alberta rural communities will require to address their interest to be part of this program. Once AAIP designated an eligible rural community, they will be able to issue endorsement letters to foreign nationals which will be used to apply to AAIP for nomination.

Program Requirements:

  • Must have an intention to live in a designated community in Alberta.
  • A valid Endorsement of Candidate Letter from the Economic Development Organization.
  • Must have a full-time job offer for a minimum of 12 months from an Alberta employer.
  • Must have a minimum of 12 months of full-time work experience in an eligible occupation within the last 18 months.
  • Must have CLB 5 if job offer in NOC O, A, or B. Or CLB 4 for a job offer in NOC c or D.
  • Must have a minimum high school education.
  • Must have sufficient settlement funds.

Rural Entrepreneur Stream

The Rural Entrepreneur Stream is to attract foreign entrepreneurs to start their businesses in rural Alberta and create jobs in the local communities. Foreign nationals can start a new program or buy an existing business in Alberta. This program is also community-driven; therefore, a Community Support Letter is also mandatory to apply under the program.

Program Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience as business owner/manager or a minimum of 4 years experience as a senior manager within the last 10 years.
  • Minimum high school education with ECA report.
  • Minimum CLB 4 in language assessment exam.
  • The minimum Net worth of $300,000.
  • A minimum investment of $200,000.
  • Must create jobs for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
  • Must have a Community Support Letter from a Rural Alberta Community.

Contact our Immigration Consultant in Calgary for more details:

Phone: +1-403-763-3196


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