Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is an economic immigration program that nominates people for permanent residence in Alberta. It has two streams: Workers and Farmers.


The AINP has 2 streams for foreign workers:

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is for temporary foreign workers who are already working full-time in Alberta and have a full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in an eligible occupation. Candidates must have a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or hold one of the accepted LMIA exemption work permits. Candidates must also meet other minimum eligibility criteria for residency and work permit type, occupation, language, education, Alberta job offer and work experience.

  • Express Entry Stream allows Alberta to nominate a limited number of qualified candidates from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry system. Candidates must already have a EE profile with the Government of Canada. Candidates who have demonstrated strong ties to Alberta or who can help support the government’s economic development and diversification priorities may be asked to submit an application. International graduates from Canadian post-secondary institutions may also be asked to apply under this stream.


This stream is for individuals who have the financial resources and farm management experience to purchase and establish an Alberta farm.

  • Approved business plan by  Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
  • Proof of farm management skills
  • Financial documentation of an existing farm business and documentation of education, training and work experience.
  • Minimum investment of CDN $500,000 of equity in a primary production farming business

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