Once you are nominated for the Farm Stream, there are several things to consider:

  • You must apply for permanent residence within 6 months. The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) may extend your nomination. See information below on how to extend your nomination.
  • You must keep the AAIP and the federal government updated on changes to your personal circumstances.
  • The AAIP may withdraw your nomination at any time if you no longer meet the conditions of nomination or if you provided false or misleading information in your AAIP business application.

Apply for permanent residence

Step 1. Review your nomination package

Your AAIP nomination will be sent to you by email. If you have an authorized representative, they will be copied on the same email.

Read everything in the package carefully. Contact the program officer who issued your nomination if you find mistakes on your nomination.

Make a copy of your nomination for your personal records. IRCC requires you to provide a copy of this nomination certificate with your application for permanent residence.

Your AAIP nomination does not mean that you will receive permanent residence. Only Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) can issue a permanent resident visa.

Step 2: Get your permanent residence application ready

After you get your AAIP nomination, you must apply to IRCC as soon as possible. Your nomination is only valid for 6 months; you must apply to IRCC before it expires.

The sooner you apply for permanent residence, the sooner you can get an Acknowledgement of Receipt of your application from IRCC and your IRCC file number.

Visit the IRCC website to get all the information you need to apply for permanent residence.

IRCC will not accept your application if it is incomplete or you have not paid the required fees.

Step 3: Submit your application online

Apply online to submit your application for permanent residence.

Applications received by mail after September 23, 2022 will be returned

After you apply

When you apply online, you will receive immediate confirmation from IRCC that you have successfully submitted your application.

You can check the status of your IRCC application online using your file number.

The AAIP does not have any information about your IRCC application and cannot provide status updates.

Medical, criminal and security checks

You and your family must pass medical, criminal and security checks to receive permanent residence.

Do not have a medical check until IRCC asks you to get one. Instructions on how to take the medical examination will be sent to you after you submit your application to IRCC.

Change of information

If you change your address, email, phone number, or your family status or immigration status changes while IRCC is processing your permanent residence application, you must contact both the AAIP and IRCC.

You must also update the AAIP of any changes to your use of representative.

To update the AAIP, send an email with your AAIP file number to [email protected] advising of the change. This applies to all candidates, including those who applied by mail.

Use these forms to notify the AAIP of updates:

You will receive an automated email response indicating your email is received. The AAIP will update its paper file with changes.

IRCC will tell you how to contact them with any changes after receiving your application for permanent residence.

Extend your nomination

All requests for a nomination extension emailed on or after October 1, 2020 are subject to a service fee of $100. Information on how to pay the fee is provided below.

Your AAIP nomination gives you 6 months to submit your application for permanent residence as a Provincial Nominee to IRCC.

You must apply to IRCC before your nomination expires. If your nomination expires and you request an extension, the reasons why you need an extension will be reviewed by the AAIP.

There is no guarantee that you will be issued an extension.

If you have already been granted an AAIP nomination extension, you will not be granted any further extensions.

To be considered for an extension request:

  • The AAIP must receive your extension request within 6 months of the expiry date of your original Nomination. If more than 6 months have passed since the expiry date of your original Nomination, you are not eligible for an AAIP Nomination extension.
  • You must continue to meet all of the conditions that were in place when your original nomination was issued by the AAIP.
  • The AAIP must receive your full fee payment. They will not process requests until your full payment is received.

Extension requests will take up to 30 days to process.

The AAIP will not respond to any inquiries about the status of your nomination extension request.

How to request an extension

Step 1. Prepare required documents

Complete the Request for a Nomination Extension form (PDF, 281 KB) and gather the required documents

Provide all letters or emails received from IRCC that state why your application for permanent residence was not accepted by IRCC.

Step 2. Pay the fee

All requests for a nomination extension emailed on or after October 1, 2020, are subject to a service fee of $100.

Requests emailed before October 1, 2020, do not require a fee.

Fee conditions

The AAIP Request for a Nomination Extension fee is non-refundable once a request has been submitted to the AAIP. Refund requests for request for a nomination extension fees will not be considered. The fee covers the cost of processing of your request and is required whether or not a Nomination Extension is issued.

Online payment

Pay online by debit or credit card at MyAlberta eServices.

Make a copy of your fee payment receipt.

For any online fee payment issues, contact the Service Alberta Contact Centre at:

Phone: 1-844-643-2788
Email: [email protected]

Step 3. Submit your request

Email your completed Request for a Nomination Extension form, with supporting documents and a copy of your fee payment receipt to [email protected].

If you do not include a copy of your fee payment receipt, you will have 10 business days to provide proof of payment. If proof of payment is not received in 10 business days, your request will be cancelled.

After you request an extension

You will receive an automated email acknowledging receipt of the request.

Your form and supporting documents will be reviewed. It will take 30 days to respond to your request. You will receive an email notifying you if the request meets the conditions required for a nomination extension to be issued.

If you are issued an AAIP nomination extension, you must follow the steps for applying to IRCC in order to submit your permanent residence application to IRCC.

Forms and documents


Connect with the program if you have questions:
Email: [email protected]

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