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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program – AINP

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is a provincial immigration program in Canada that allows the province of Alberta to select candidates who have the skills and qualifications to contribute to the province’s economic growth. Through the AINP, Alberta can nominate individuals and their families for permanent residence in Canada.

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    AINP Express Entry Stream

    Understanding the Express Entry System

    The AINP Express Entry Stream is part of the federal Express Entry system, which is a points-based immigration system used by the Canadian government to manage and select candidates for economic immigration programs.
    Through this stream, Alberta can nominate candidates who have already created an Express Entry profile and are eligible for one of the three federal economic immigration programs

    • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

    • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

    Benefits of the Express Entry Stream

    The AINP Express Entry Stream offers several advantages to candidates. First and foremost, it allows individuals to receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points if they are nominated by Alberta. These extra points significantly increase the candidate’s chances of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residency in a subsequent Express Entry draw. Moreover, the processing time for AINP nominations is generally faster compared to other immigration pathways.

    AINP Steps to Apply

    Determine Eligibility
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    Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)
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    Receive a Notification of Interest (NOI)
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    Submit Nomination Application
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    Wait for the Decision
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    Accept the Nomination and Apply for Permanent Residence
    If you are considering applying for AINP – Alberta Immigration Nominee Program and are unsure about the process or the requirements, SWEC Consultant can assist you. As a reputable immigration consultancy, we offer comprehensive guidance and support throughout the entire application process. The team of experts can help you create a strong Express Entry profile, ensure all documents are in order, and provide valuable advice on how to improve your CRS score.

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      No, the AINP Express Entry Stream requires candidates to have a valid Express Entry profile.
      While a job offer is not a mandatory requirement, having one can strengthen your application.
      No, the AINP is a provincial program specific to Alberta, while Express Entry is a federal system used by multiple provinces.
      Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria and demonstrate a genuine intention to settle in Alberta
      If your nomination is not approved, you may still be eligible for other immigration pathways, and you can explore alternative options to achieve your Canadian immigration goals
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