Apply with your employer under one of three different category options
Skilled Worker Category
You may qualify, if you have been offered a permanent and full-time job by an Alberta employer in an eligible skilled occupation.
International Graduate Category
You may qualify if you recently graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada, have a Post-Graduation Work Permit, and have been offered a permanent and full-time job by an Alberta employer in an eligible occupation.
Semi-Skilled Worker Category
You may qualify for nomination if you have been offered a permanent and full-time job by an Alberta employer in an eligible semi-skilled occupation, and you are a temporary foreign worker.
Only select key industries and occupations are eligible in this category, and all candidates must meet minimum language standards.
Self-Employed Farmer Stream
You may qualify if you have the financial resources and farm management experience to purchase and establish a farm in Alberta.
Who is not eligible?
The following are not eligible to apply to the AINP:
Clergy, Elementary and Secondary School Teachers, Professional Athletes and Dental Laboratory Bench Workers, Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process. It is not the mandate of the AINP to intervene in the federal refugee claim, appeal or removal process.
Live-in Caregivers currently living in Canada
Temporary Foreign Workers working and residing in a province other than Alberta
International students studying in Canada and doing co-op work placements or internships as part of their study program.
Other restrictions on eligibility may also apply for each AINP stream/category; see AINP stream pages and category criteria pages for more information.
From Alberta immigration web site
For any questions and concerns about any issues or matters on immigration, including foreign workers, International Students and temporary resident visa (tourist visas), renewal of permanent resident card, citizenship, Federal, Quebec & Provincial Immigration Programs, Quebec Experience Program and more. Do not hesitate to contact our office, we are here to answer your questions.