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Migrate to Canada through the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program – Express Entry Stream

by Visa Consultant Immigration Expert

Alberta, specifically the city of Calgary, is one of the most popular Canadian immigration destinations. The province has lower cost of living and higher salaries in comparison to most other provinces and territories, mild weather conditions, accessible healthcare and education systems, and a healthy environment. Foreign skilled workers can pursue the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program Express Entry Stream in order to be nominated for permanent residence to the federal government.

Eligibility Criteria

Under this stream, candidates who can contribute to Alberta’s economic growth or have a strong connection to the province or have graduated from Canadian post-secondary academic institutions are selected from the federal Express Entry pool.

The applicant should:

·         Have a valid Express Entry profile submitted under one of the three federal streams.

·         Plan and have the ability to live and work in the province.

·         Practice an occupation that features on the Alberta occupation in-demand list. Licensed consultants can provide information on which occupations are considered eligible.

·         Score at least 300 points based on the selection criteria of the Comprehensive Ranking System.

Eligibility will be enhanced if the applicant has a job offer from an Alberta employer, has work experience in Alberta, is a graduate from a post-secondary institution in Canada, or has a parent/child/brother/sister living in Alberta.

Application Process

The application procedure is jointly administered by the provincial government and the federal Canada immigration authority – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Step 1: Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in the Express Entry System, and indicate an interest in permanently moving to Alberta.

Step 2: The Alberta government will search the EOI pool and send Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to eligible candidates, inviting them to apply for provincial nomination.

Step 3: Within two weeks of receiving the NOI, candidates must e-mail a copy of the NOI to the provincial authorities, which will confirm the information and request the candidate to submit an application and supporting documents. The candidate must mail this application package within 30 days of receiving the request.

Step 4: If the application is approved, the applicant will receive a nomination certificate. The nomination should be accepted within 30 days, following which IRCC will issue an invitation to apply for permanent residence (PR). The application must be submitted within 60 days of receiving the invitation. If approved, IRCC will grant the PR visa.

In order to fully understand every step of the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program process and verify eligibility (or explore other options for moving to Canada), it is best to seek the advice of seasoned consultants through digital or in-person counselling sessions. Abhinav Immigration Services has been facilitating the immigration dreams of aspirants since 1994 – by providing a range of support services and assuring authorized representation in compliance with regulatory guidelines.


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