The AINP will now accept copies for all required documents, including copies of signatures on forms. The authenticity of signatures and other documents may need to be confirmed with a phone call or email. Incomplete applications will be accepted if they meet the following requirements:
For applicants who have applied before or on April 29, who are not able to provide documents must also:
Alberta will keep hold of incomplete applications for 60 calendar days from the date of mailing. After 45 days, a decision will be made on holding the incomplete application for another 60 days, or so on, extending for the maximum six months.
AINP has an “enhanced” stream that allows the province to nominate express entry candidates for provincial nomination. At the moment, only the candidates living and working in the province will be considered for the nomination. Candidate must meet the following requirements:
For the candidates working in the province prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, or working in a regulated occupation who cannot meet license requirements, will have their applications on hold for 60 days.
For the candidates who are working from home, may be eligible for provincial nomination under the AINP’s Alberta Opportunity Stream. If they are performing the job duties, they may be eligible for the nomination as long they will return to their jobs after the pandemic is over. For the candidates who have to change their job due to the virus, will have their application on hold for 60 days to allow them to meet the criteria.
This includes those who are unemployed, working in an ineligible occupation, working in a different occupation or Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) holders who are working in a different occupation than their area of study.
In case there are any changes in the candidate’s employment, address, email, phone number, or family status, even after nomination, they have to notify the AINP and the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
In case the candidate’s occupation status is changed due to the virus, their application will be on hold for 60 days for them to re-adjust their employment criteria to meet the program’s criteria. If the nominee moves to any other province in the country, their nomination will be terminated.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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