Canada is making strides in improving the immigration levels via Provincial Nominee Program to boost the local economy as well as support its dual demographic shock – an ageing population and low birth rate. In regard to this, the western province of Canada, Alberta renamed the existing & successful Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. The Alberta PNP new name is now the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP).
Furthermore, two new provincial streams: Rural Renewal Stream and the Rural Entrepreneur Stream, added to AAIP aims to boost the immigration of foreigners to rural areas of the province. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney also announced the change of name of three existing entrepreneur streams under the Alberta PNP new name – Alberta Advantage Immigration Program:
- The International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream is now the Graduate Entrepreneur Stream.
- The Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream is now the Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream.
- The Self-Employed Farmer Stream is now the Farm Stream.
The media release briefly explained the new name is intended “to help promote Alberta’s reputation and benefits as an attractive place when choosing where to work and raise a family.”
Take this free assessment online to learn your eligibility criteria is not changing for these existing streams.
Alberta Immigration for Canada PR – Express Entry Stream
The federal Express Entry system is an application management database to streamline federal immigration programs for permanent residency to foriegn applicants. It manages applicants under four federal programs – the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
Alberta is attracting Chemical Engineers, Metallurgical & Material Engineers, Petroleum Engineers for Canada PR through Canada PNP.
There are two significant advantages of receiving a provincial nomination under AlNP:
- Qualifying CRS score remains as low as 300, unlike any other provincial draws,
- Those who receive the provincial nomination will automatically get an additional 600 CRS points added to their overall score.
All the registered profiles receive a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Candidates get points for factors including their age, education, work experience, language ability in English or French, and others. The varying degree of scores will help the government determine a prospective immigrant to succeed in Canada’s labor market.
It means that candidates are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for permanent residence in the upcoming federal Express Entry draw.
In fact, Alberta released details of its provincial draws held on February 01. The Provincial Nominee Program draw targeted 400 eligible immigration applicants registered in the Canada Express Entry pool. The western province targeted Express Entry candidates having a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 346 points. As a matter of fact, the latest Express Entry draw invited a record 1,082 candidates with prior provincial nominations to apply for permanent residency.
Alberta Immigration for Canada PR – Rural Streams for Entrepreneurs
The new Rural Renewal Stream and the Rural Entrepreneur Stream are introduced to encourage skilled and talented professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world to settle in rural Alberta communities. Eligible rural communities have to be outside the Calgary and Edmonton metropolitan areas and have less than 100,000 people as per the 2016 census.
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Last year alone, Alberta invited over 6,250 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nominations. With the change to Alberta PNP new name as Alberta Advantage Immigration Program, the province is targeting a higher number of immigrants over the next three years.
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