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CANADA – Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program to be Expanded and Streamlined

Effective 2 January 2018, the Province of Alberta’s Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) will streamline its provincial economic immigration program into two streams.

Alberta Opportunity Stream

This new stream will be the primary route under the AINP and will be formed by combining the current Employer-Driven Stream, the Strategic Recruitment Stream, and their 11 sub-categories into a single stream with a single application form and set of qualification criteria. Details on the new stream will be released by the provincial government around the time of its opening on January 2. Reportedly, those details will include the eligibility requirements and new applicable quotas.

The current Self-Employed Farmer Stream will remain unchanged and continue to operate under the current applications process and qualification criteria.

Alberta Express Entry Stream

Also slated to be operational in January, Alberta will add an Express Entry Stream through which the province will select candidates from the federal Express Entry pool The AINP is designed to provide a route for foreign nationals in eligible occupations already residing and working in Canada temporarily to seek permanent residence in Alberta. Eligible occupations include most occupations in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill levels 0, A, B, C, and D. Various education, work experience, income, and language requirements apply.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Rekai LLP.

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