Alberta Opportunity Stream

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

Services and information

Learn about the language, education and work experience requirements for eligible applicants.

Application process and steps for applying to be nominated for the AINP Opportunity Stream.

After your AINP nomination is accepted, you may apply for permanent residence or to extend your work permit or nomination.

COVID-19 response

The AINP continues to accept and process applications, with temporary adjustments to some application and assessment processes.

Find out how the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program is responding to COVID-19.

Introduction

The Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is for temporary foreign workers who are already working full-time in Alberta and have a full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in an eligible occupation. Candidates must have a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or hold one of the accepted LMIA exemption work permits. Candidates must also meet other minimum eligibility criteria for residency and work permit type, occupation, language, education, Alberta job offer and work experience.

Candidates apply on their own using the AINP portal.

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

As of October 1, 2020, the AINP is charging fees for applications and services. Processes for submitting applications and requesting services have changed.