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Located in western Canada, Alberta is Canada’s fourth largest province and makes an ideal home for immigrants, thanks to its high employment rate, a plethora of job opportunities and more.

The province operates a popular Alberta PNP via which you can apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian PR. Furthermore, it is also known for its safe surroundings, reasonable living standards, and affordable cost of living. The minimum wage in Alberta is around $3, which is more than the average wage of Canada and is noteworthy because other provinces like Ontario only manage to raise the minimum wage by 25 cents annually.

What adds a feather to Alberta's reputation as one of the best Canadian provinces is no provincial sales tax. The tax on goods is nearly 5% compared to other provinces named Prince Edward Island, where the tax rate is around 15%.

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

Each Canadian province runs unique PNP streams with unique eligibility criteria to invite candidates for provincial nomination. Similarly, Alberta operates AAIP, through which the province selects and nominate eligible applicants who meet its provincial economic, demographic, and labour market needs.

AAIP manages the following immigration streams:

Alberta Opportunity Stream- This Opportunity stream is ideal for those who are already living and working in Alberta and have an official job offer from an employer in Alberta. To qualify, applicants must meet the specific criteria for work experience, job offer, language proficiency, and educational qualification.

Alberta Express Entry- Under this Express Entry stream, Alberta assesses and selects candidates from the Express Entry pool. It’s one of the most popular PNP pathways for skilled foreign workers who don't have any prior connection to Canada or a job offer from any Canadian employer. The key highlight of the Alberta Express Entry stream is its low CRS score requirement, i.e., only 300 points or above.

Since the stream is aligned with the Federal Express Entry system, thus to qualify candidates must meet specific Alberta PNP requirements:

  • To have an active EE profile
  • To meet the eligibility criteria for any one of the three federal immigration programs managed under Express Entry, i.e., Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class
  • Must have minimum required language proficiency in English or French
  • To have a primary occupation that supports economic development and diversification of Alberta
  • To have a genuine interest in moving to Alberta permanently
  • To have a minimum CRS score of 300

Alberta Self-Employed Farmer- This stream is for those foreign workers who have relevant experience owning and managing a farm. To qualify, they must have sufficient financial resources to launch their new farming operation in Alberta and must submit a detailed proposal to AAIP to explain their plan of launching a new agricultural farm.

You may take a free profile assessment today to determine if you qualify for Canadian immigration through the provincial nominee program.

Alternatively, you may reach us on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 and connect with our advisors and get answers for your queries like how to apply for Alberta PNP this year and the eligibility criteria for Alberta PNP and more.

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