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.


This stream is for entrepreneurs who have the financial resources and farm management experience to establish a new or purchase an existing farm in Alberta.

Candidates must submit their application, along with a proposed business plan, to the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) for assessment. The AAIP will consult with Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development to ensure the business plan is feasible and viable, and meets the needs of Alberta’s agriculture industry.

Note: If the AAIP discovers fraud or misrepresentation in an application, a candidate may be banned for up to 5 years from reapplying to the AAIP.

Learn more about eligibility criteria, how to apply, and what to do after you are nominated.

As of October 1, 2020, the AAIP is charging fees for applications and services. Processes for submitting applications and requesting services have changed. Review the Eligibility, How to apply and After you are nominated sections for details.

Recent changes

On February 16, 2022, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) was renamed to the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. Our entrepreneur streams were also renamed.

Program eligibility criteria did not change. Candidates who submitted their application using our online portal must also now request a nomination extension in the portal. All other post-decision processes are unchanged.

The new program and stream names will be updated in the portal in the coming weeks.

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