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What is the new Immigration Pathway in Alberta 2023

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May 18, 2023

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Jhanvi Raiyani

New Immigration pathway for alberta canada

Alberta Has Recently announced its  New Immigration program, which is known as AAIP (The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program). 

The Alberta Immigrant Provincial Nominee Program (AINP) is a new Immigration program designed to facilitate employer-driven immigration in collaboration with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). It is operated by the Government of Alberta.
This program is also known as AAIP which is The Alberta Immigration Program.


Main objectives of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program?

This Program was announced on the 3rd of April 2023, this program included several significant announcements. Firstly, the main aim of this program was to support and focus on the immigrants in the healthcare sector to increase the demand for healthcare professionals in Alberta.

Additionally, AAIP joined the economic Mobility Pathways Pilot which is a collaborative initiative between the federal Government of Canada and various provinces. This pilot program aims to explore innovative approaches to immigration, focusing on improving the economic outcomes of immigrants and enhancing their integration into Canadian society. By participating in this pilot, the AAIP demonstrates its commitment to developing strategies that promote economic mobility for immigrants in Alberta.


What is the AIM of the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot?

The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) combines refugee resettlement and economic immigration. It helps skilled refugees Immigrate to Canada through existing economic programs and gives employers in Canada access to a new pool of qualified candidates to fill job openings.

  • A new pathway under the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) will begin this summer to help employers hire skilled refugees and other displaced individuals to fill labor shortages. 
  • The EMPP aims to pair skilled refugees and displaced individuals with Canadian employers in need of employees for key occupations. 
  • The new federal pathway will offer employers opportunities to fill a range of in-demand jobs, including nurse aides, software engineers, teachers, and delivery service drivers. 
  • The EMPP provides displaced individuals with a chance to restart their careers and lives with their families in Canada, while contributing to the local economy. 
  • The EMPP’s eligibility criteria will become more flexible by allowing other displaced individuals who lack durable solutions and need international protection to apply. 

More details about the new federal pathway and eligibility requirements will be available on the IRCC EMPP webpage in the coming weeks.

Purpose of the Provincial Nominee Program in Alberta?

Alberta has renamed its Provincial Nominee Program as the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program, emphasizing the benefits and advantages of immigrating to the province. Additionally, Alberta has unveiled a comprehensive strategy to attract global talent, which includes initiatives such as the International Qualification Assessment Service (IQAS) to assist in retraining skilled newcomers. The primary objective of this strategy is to provide immigrants with optimal conditions for establishing themselves economically while supporting the labor force needs of Alberta. 

Let’s know more about Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)! 

Explore the diverse immigration programs offered by the province of Alberta and choose the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) category that aligns with your eligibility criteria and personal preferences. Find the most suitable AINP category to fulfill your Canadian immigration goals. 

  • The Alberta Express Entry Stream

    Applicants can apply to this stream only after receiving a Notification of Interest (NOI) letter from the province. The AINP contacts eligible candidates directly through their Express Entry profiles. 

  • Rural Renewal Stream

    The pathway is intended for individuals who have received job offers in rural areas of Alberta. Designated rural communities actively recruit newcomers and provide a letter of support for the candidates. This stream specifically considers candidates who have successfully completed at least a secondary school education. 

  •  The Employer-Driven Stream

    Stream enables employers to nominate skilled workers with the necessary qualifications and experience for immigration and permanent residency through the AINP. This program enhances job satisfaction for workers and assists employers in retaining their top talent.  

  • Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur stream

    The Entrepreneur stream is designed for individuals who have obtained their post-secondary education outside of Canada and aspire to establish a business in Alberta. To be eligible, candidates should have a minimum of six months of experience in actively managing or owning a business. They are also required to submit a business plan and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) as part of the application process. 

  •  The Self-Employed Farmer Stream

    This program offers permanent residence to individuals with farming experience and sufficient funds to purchase or develop an existing farm in Alberta. 

  • The Strategic Recruitment Stream 

    This allows an individual and gives them the opportunity to apply without employer sponsorship. This stream consists of three categories: 

  1. Compulsory and Optional Trades Category
  2. Engineering Occupations Category.
  3. Post-Graduate Worker Category.

Navigating the different PNP programs in Canada can be overwhelming, but with the help of SPS Canada Immigration, you can find the right PNP program suitable for your specific needs and goals.


To have your profile evaluated and receive professional advice on any of your questions regarding Canadian immigration, get in touch with us experienced immigration consultants from SPSCanada. For additional information, contact support@spscanada.com (Canada), support.amd@spscanada.com (Ahmedabad), or by phone at (1) 905-362-9393 (Canada) or +91 9586 226232 (Ahmedabad).





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