Why Us

Established in 2002, Migration Expert is a private immigration company with a team of highly experienced ICCRC regulated migration consultants who represent clients from across the globe wishing to apply for a Canadian visa. Migration Expert provides fee-based services in addition to the official government charges to advise, assist and represent our clients through the often-complex visa application process. All decisions for granting of a visa remain with the Canadian Government subject to submitting a valid application using the free forms available on the Government website and meeting the relevant criteria. Migration Expert is not affiliated with the Canadian Government and act independently in the interests of our clients.

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Visa

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Visa

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) visa is designed to support Alberta's economic growth by attracting prospective immigrants to the labour-market of Alberta. As a province with friendly inhabitants and an expansive landscape, many diverse opportunities await newcomers in Canada's fastest growing province.

Individuals nominated by the province of Alberta, together with their spouse and dependent children are eligible to apply for a permanent resident visa through CIC as a provincial nominee. CIC expedites permanent resident applications from provincial nominees and makes final decisions on the permanent resident applications.

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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Visa Basic Requirements

Under AINP program, two options exist for skilled applicants; the Skilled Worker Category and the Semi-Skilled Worker Category.

Under the Skilled Worker Category, candidates are required to have an offer of employment from a local employer in any eligible skilled occupation which meets provincial employment and wage standards. Applicants must possess the required qualifications for the position. Additional requirements apply for persons seeking employment as a childhood educator or care staff, manager/supervisor in service, retail and food service industries.

Under the Semi-Skilled Worker Category, candidates are required to have an offer of employment from a local employer only in a designated semi-skilled occupation which meets provincial employment and wage standards.

Occupations in the following industries will be considered:

  • Food and beverage processing industry
  • Hotel and lodging industry: front desk agents and clerks, food and beverage servers and room attendants
  • Manufacturing industry, long-haul trucking industry
  • Foodservices industry

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Visa Entitlements

Successful applicants and holders of an Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) visa become permanent residents of Canada. Permanent residents are entitled to live, work and study in Canada on a permanent basis.

Additional benefits of Canadian permanent residence includes access to government-subsidized education and healthcare (Medicare), as well as unrestricted access to Canada's labour market and associated insurance and pension benefits. Permanent residents also have the ability to apply for Canadian citizenship and opportunity to sponsor family members to join them in Canada.

To see a full listing of our fees and services, Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Visa processing times and application costs please visit our FAQ page.