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What is the process to apply for the Alberta Express entry program?

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Express entry stream is an enhanced PNP category for Express Entry candidates to apply for Alberta PNP provincial nomination. Getting a nomination from Alberta is a very simple and easy process.

There are three streams under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP):

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream
  • Self-Employed Farmer Stream

After getting a nomination from the province in the latest Alberta draws, express entry candidates get 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points to their profile thus effectively guaranteeing an ITA in the next express entry draw.

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What is the Alberta PNP selection process for Express entry candidates?

You can apply for Alberta PNP's Express entry stream as a skilled worker after receiving a Notification of Interest (NOI) from the province. Candidates who meet the minimum criteria of AINP will be directly contacted by the province. 

Candidates will only receive an NOI from Alberta if they:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile; 
  • Must have the intention to live in the province permanently;
  • Must support in province's economic development and diversification process;
  • Minimum CRS score of 300 points;


Alberta is likely to give invitations to candidates who have one or more adaptability factors. For that they must:

  • Have work experience in Alberta occupation in-demand or have a valid job offer from an eligible provincial employer;
  • Have graduated from the province's educational institution and have a valid job-offer; 
  • Have family members living in the province as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;


Alberta Points Calculator

For a candidate to be eligible for AINP through the Express Entry program, the candidate needs to clear the 67 points system. In this unique point assessment grid, points are awarded to the candidates based on the credentials submitted. Based on these points, candidates will be able to calculate their points for the AINP  Points Calculator. Following are the factors based on which points are awarded:

  • Age
  • Language Proficiency
  • Education Ability
  • Skilled Work Experience
  • Arranged Employment
  • Adaptability


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Alberta Immigrant Points Calculator

Factors Maximum Points Awarded
Language Skills 28
Education 25
Work Experience 15
Age 12
Arranged employment in Canada 10
Adaptability 10

Following are how points are awarded in the AINP Points Calculator for Canada Immigration through Express Entry linked stream  AINP Express Entry Stream:

Age Points

Age (In Years) Points Awarded
Under 18 0
18-35 12
36 11
37 10
38 9
39 8
40 7
41 6
42 5
43 4
44 3
45 2
46 1
47 and older 0


Language Proficiency Points

First Official Language

CLB Levels Speaking Reading Listening Writing
9 or Higher 6666
85555
74444
Below 7 Not Eligible to Apply


Second Official Language

CLB Levels Points Awarded
At least CLB 5 in all of the four abilities 4
CLB 4 or less in any of the four abilities0


Education Points

Education Level Points Awarded
University degree at Doctoral (Ph.D.) level or equal 25
University degree at Master's level or equal OR University level entry-to-practice professional degree (or equal)23
Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diplomas or equal (at least one must be for a program of at least three years) 22
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for the program of 3 years or longer, or equal 21
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for program of 2 years program, or equal 19
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for 1 year, or equal 15
Canadian high school diploma or equal 5


Work Experience

Experience (In Years) Points Awarded
1 9
2-311
4-5 13
6 or more 15


Arranged Employment

Applicant   Points Awarded
Is currently working in Canada on an LMIA-based work permit and his or her work in Canada is considered skilled (NOC type 0, A or B) The Work Permit is valid when a permanent residency application is made * and
The Employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant
At the time the permanent resident visa is issued, the applicant is expected to still hold a valid work permit
10
Is currently working in Canada on an LMIA-exempt work permit or a work permit issued under a provincial/territorial agreement The work permit is valid when a permanent residence application is made and
The employer has made a permanent, full-time skill job offer to the applicant
At the time the permanent resident visa is issued, the applicant is expected to still hold a valid work permit
10
Does not hold a valid work permit and is not authorized to work in Canada A prospective employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant; and
The offer of employment has received a positive LMIA
10
Holds a valid work permit or is otherwise authorized to work in Canada, but does not fall under one of the two above scenarios The work permit or authorization is valid when a permanent residence application is made;
A prospective employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant; and
The offer of employment has received a positive LMIA
10


Adaptability

Factors Points Awarded
PA previous work in Canada (minimum of 1 year in skilled occupation NOC type 0, A or B) 10
Relatives in Canada 18 years or more who are residing in Canada and is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident 5
Accompanying spouse/partner's official language (CLB/NCLC 4) 5
A previous study in Canada 5
A previous study in Canada  accompanying spouse/partner 5
Previous work in Canada  accompanying spouse/partner 5
Arranged employment in Canada 5
Relative in Canada  18 years or older 5
Language ability CLB 4 or above  accompanying spouse/partner (IELTS 4.0/4.5/3.5/4.0) 5


How long does it take to get Alberta PNP?

Following are major factors that are considered in AINP application processing:

  • Quality of the application (completeness, eligibility, outdated information/documents on the application);
  • Labor market information;
  • The volume of applications received;
  • Date of receipt of the request;

The average application processing time under AINP's Express entry stream is 4 to 6 months.

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