Alberta lp - Alberta

To be eligible to work in Canada temporarily, generally it is a prerequisite for the foreign worker to obtain a work permit. The applicant will require a job offer from a Canadian employer before he is granted with a temporary work permit. The foreign worker may also require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), depending on the origin of nationality in order to enter Canada.

The Strategic Recruitment Stream

The strategic Recruitment Stream comprises of three categories. However, each category has specific requirements. The 3 categories are listed below:

  • Compulsory and Optional Trades Category – a person into trade who has either an Alberta Qualification Certificate or a Recognized Trade Certificate may qualify for this category. It is expected that individuals reside in Alberta with a valid work permit when applying and also work in a compulsory or optional trade.
  • Engineering Occupations Category – engineers, designers and drafters who have gained experience working in Alberta qualify under the Engineering Occupations Category. Applicants must work in one of the designated occupations.
  • Post Graduate Worker Category – Graduates from a recognized post-secondary institution in Alberta, who are currently working in Alberta and are in an eligible occupation on a Post-Graduation Work Permit, may qualify for this program.

Ineligible Candidates with regards to AINP Strategic Recruitment stream is listed below.

  • Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process
  • Live-in Caregivers who currently reside in Canada
  • Temporary Foreign Workers working and living in another than province that is not Alberta
  • International students in Canada who are in co-op work placements or internships as a part of their study program
Engineering Occupations Category
Post Graduate Worker Category
Compulsory and Optional Trades Category

The Employer-Driven Stream

The Employer Driven Stream is designed for Alberta Employers seeking to maintain a foreign worker permanently due to shortage of Albertans or Canadians to fill the position. Foreign workers must also seek to migrate and live in Alberta permanently and require a full time permanent job offer.

Skilled Worker Category
International Graduate Category
Semi-Skilled Worker

Self-Employed Farmer Stream

The Self-Employed Farmer Stream allows farm owners/operators with proven management skills and financial resources to build a sustainable growth-oriented primary production farming business in the province of Alberta. In this stream, AINP can nominate farm owners/operators who seek to live, buy and manage a farm business in the province of Alberta.

To qualify for Self-Employed Farmer Stream, the applicant must
  • have prior managerial experience with an existing farm enterprise;
  • have education/training for the requisite work experience to develop a sustainable farming business in Alberta;
  • have a business plan that will be developed for the farming enterprise in Alberta;
  • demonstrate with evidence that a Canadian financial institution is willing to finance the proposed farming enterprise;
  • have an equity with a minimum of $500,000 CAD to invest in the farming enterprise;
  • have a minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD or access of confirmation to these funds from other sources.

How it works?

Application Portal