Prioritizing applications for Ukrainians

Temporary processing measures are now in place for the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) for Ukrainian nationals who apply to the program. Find out how the AAIP is responding to the crisis in Ukraine.

On November 16, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRRC) and all provincial nominee programs, including the AAIP, will be adopting the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system. Full details on the NOC 2021 version are available on the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) website. Review IRCC’s Find your NOC tool to understand how your occupation may be impacted by this change. AAIP will post information on how NOC 2021 will affect our program in the coming weeks.

Program streams

Choose a stream to find out how to get nominated:

Streams for workers

The AAIP has 3 streams for foreign workers who are living and working in Alberta, or plan to live and work here:

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream

    Qualified candidates who live and work in Alberta and have a job offer from an Alberta employer can apply for an AAIP nomination.

  • Alberta Express Entry Stream

    Qualified candidates with an Express Entry profile may be invited by AAIP to apply for nomination for permanent residence. Tech workers can qualify for expedited processing under the Accelerated Tech Pathway.

  • Rural Renewal Stream

    Qualified candidates who have a job offer from an Alberta employer to work in a designated rural Alberta community can apply for an AAIP nomination.

Streams for entrepreneurs

The AAIP has 4 streams for entrepreneurs who plan to live in Alberta and buy or start a business in the province:

  • Rural Entrepreneur Stream

    Entrepreneurs who want to start a business or buy an existing business in a rural Alberta community can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).

  • Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

    International graduates of approved Alberta post-secondary institutions who want to start a business or buy an existing business can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).

  • Farm Stream

    Experienced farmers who plan to buy or start a farm in Alberta can apply for permanent residence.

  • Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

    Foreign graduates from outside of Canada can apply for permanent residence.

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