AINP Alberta Provincial Nominee Program


Alberta is a beautiful province in Western Canada. Not only does it have vast agricultural resources, but also oil reserves and the scenic Rocky Mountains on its borders. Alberta is one of the most beautiful places in Canada, if not the world. A calm, respectful population has made it a destination place to live for thousands of immigrants.


The AINP Alberta Provincial Nominee Program was created with the goal of economic development in mind, and today there are over 60 occupations that can be considered AINP eligible.

AINP Eligible Occupations

NOC CodeNOC Skill LevelOccupation
04220School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
04230Managers in social, community and correctional services
04320Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
0651*0Escort agency managers, massage parlour managers
4031ASecondary school teachers
4032AElementary school and kindergarten teachers
4154AProfessional occupations in religion
5121AAuthors and writers
5133AMusicians and singers
5135AActors and comedians
5136APainters, sculptors and other visual artists
1227BCourt officers and justices of the peace
3223*BDental laboratory assistants/bench workers
4214*BEarly childhood educators who do not have certification through Alberta Children’s Services – Child Care Staff Certification Office or who have been certified as Level 1 Early Childhood Educator (formerly Child Development Assistant)
4216BOther instructors
4217BOther religious occupations
5232BOther performers, not elsewhere classified
5244BArtisans and craftspersons
6232BReal estate agents and salespersons
4411CHome child care providers
4412CHome support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
4413CElementary and secondary school teacher assistants
6533CCasino occupations
6564COther personal service occupations
7513CTaxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
8442CTrappers and hunters
6623DOther sales related occupations
6722DOperators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
6742DOther service support occupations, not elsewhere classified
8611DHarvesting labourers
8612DLandscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
8613DAquaculture and marine harvest labourers
8614DMine labourers

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Streams

The AINP’s streams include:


  • Alberta Opportunity Stream


This immigration stream is for people already living in Alberta who have been offered a job by an Alberta employer. It aims to help immigrants continue living and working in Alberta full-time. Applicants must have work experience and a formal job offer in Alberta, as well as:


  • a high school level of education
  • English or French language to a level equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4
  • working in an occupation in Alberta that matches previous work experience


  • AINP Alberta Express Entry Stream


This stream makes it possible for the province to automatically nominate candidates who have profiles in the Express Entry system. Applicants must:


  • Have strong affiliation to Alberta
  • Be able to contribute to Alberta’s economic development


Getting a nomination through this stream increases your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score by 600 points, essentially guaranteeing you’ll be invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada.


  • Self-employed Farmer Stream


This stream is for farmers to apply for permanent residence in Alberta. They have to be planning to buy/start a farm in the province.


  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream


This stream targets recent international graduates of approved Alberta colleges and institutions.


  • AINP Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream


This is a Permanent Residence program designed for foreign graduates who intend to launch a startup in Alberta.

Jacqueline Chow is an international immigration and visa expert with over 15 years of experience in the field. With a background in law and a passion for helping people, Jacqueline has built a reputation as a trusted and reliable source of information and advice on all aspects of immigration and visas. She has worked with clients from all over the world, including high-net-worth individuals, professionals, skilled workers and families. As a sought-after speaker and commentator Jacqueline has been featured in various media outlets and has given talks on immigration and visas at conferences and events around the world.