Program Overview

Alberta is one of Canada’s most economically and socially dynamic provinces.

Located in Western Canada, Alberta has a rapidly growing economy based in large part on its vast natural resources. Home to two of Canada’s largest cities, Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta is the most populous of the country’s three ‘Prairie provinces’. It is also renowned as one of the most beautiful parts of North America, with famous national parks such as Banff and Jasper.

The AINP is Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive an Alberta Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will speeds up the overall immigration process.


Employer-Driven Stream

This stream allows employers to nominate workers to the AINP for Canadian immigration. In this way, applicants have the comfort of knowing that their job prospects are bright after becoming permanent residents, and employers can more easily retain the workers they need. This stream consists of three sub-categories:

Skilled Worker

Program Advantage

  • No English requirement
  • No Education requirement
  • Low work experience required

Program Requirement

  • Have full-time permanent job offer under NOC 0,A,B
  • Have related education, training, previous work experience needed for the position
  • Show intention to live permanently in Alberta

    Application Process

International Graduate

Program Advantage

  • No previous work experience required
  • Low English requirement

Program Requirement

  • Be working full time  employment offer under NOC 0,A,B form Alberta Employer
  • Have graduated from Alberta public and private post-secondary school or a publicly funded communication college, the program should be at least 1 year
  • Have valid Post-Graduate Work Permit
  • Meet language requirement if working in NOC C occupation

Application Process

Semi-skilled Worker

Program Advantage

  • Low education requirement
  • Low work skills

Program Requirement

  • Currently working in Alberta on work permit for an eligible semi-skilled occupation
  • Minimum high school education
  • Meet language requirement
  • Meet additional criteria required for your industry
  1. Food and Beverage Processing

– Complete an interview with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry staff and satisfy AFF regarding your suitability for the AINP

– 3 years of full-time work experience in your home country in related field

– Be employed in Alberta for at least 3 months before apply

  1. Hotel and lodging

– 3 years of related working experience (aboard or in Canada)

– Be employed in Alberta for at least 6 months before apply

  1. Manufacturing industry

– 2 years of similar work experience, at least 1 year out of the 2 years must worked in Canada

– Be employed in Alberta for at least 6 months

  1. Long-haul trucking industry

–  Have valid Alberta Class 1 driver’s license

–  Be employed in Alberta for a minimum of 6 months before apply

–  Provide sufficient credible documentation to demonstrate your previous driving related training

  1. Food service industry

– 3 years of similar work experience (aboard or in Canada)

– Be employed in Alberta for a minimum of 9 months before apply

Application Process