Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

Please note that on June 19, 2008, the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) became the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). This change was made by the Government of Alberta to improve understanding of the program.

The Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has taken on a new name in order to enhance marketing awareness of the program around the world.  Our new name, Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), reflects a broadening of the original employer driven aspect of the PNP and its change toward new categories that are focused on the labour market destined immigrant.

In an effort to build the province’s workforce, the AINP is expanding to include family members.  Eligible Albertans may support a parent, child, sister, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew for provincial nomination.  The family members coming to Alberta will have to meet provincial eligibility criteria and be able to join Alberta’s labour market.  They must have post-secondary education, work experience, and be between 21 and 45 years old.  Applicants do not need to have a job before they apply.  The sponsoring family member living in Alberta will act as a vital support system to help the newcomers while they settle in.

Information on the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program and the new family stream is available at

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