COVID-19 response

The AINP continues to accept and process applications and Expressions of Interest (EOIs), with temporary adjustments to some application and assessment processes.

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


This stream is for individuals who have the financial resources and farm management experience to purchase and establish a farm in Alberta.

There are 2 steps to applying to this stream:

  1. Candidates submit their business plan to Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
  2. A Ministerial Recommendation Letter is issued to candidates with a business plan approved by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. Candidates can then apply to the AINP.

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

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. Review the Eligibility, How to apply and After you are nominated sections for details.