The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), formerly the Alberta
Immigrant Nominee Program, is an economic immigration program that
nominates people for permanent residence in Alberta. Nominees must
have skills to fill job shortages or be planning to buy or start a business in
Alberta. They must also be able to provide for their families. The program is
run by the governments of Alberta and Canada.
Streams for workers
The AAIP has 3 streams for foreign workers who are living and working in
Alberta, or plan to live and work here:
- Alberta Opportunity Stream
Qualified candidates who live and work in Alberta and have a job
offer from an Alberta employer can apply for an AAIP nomination.
- Alberta Express Entry Stream
Qualified candidates with an Express Entry profile may be invited by
AAIP to apply for nomination for permanent residence. Tech
workers can qualify for expedited processing under the Accelerated
- Rural Renewal Stream
Qualified candidates who have a job offer from an Alberta employer
to work in a designated rural Alberta community can apply for an
Streams for entrepreneurs
The AAIP has 4 streams for entrepreneurs who plan to live in Alberta and
buy or start a business in the province:
- Rural Entrepreneur Stream
Entrepreneurs who want to start a business or buy an existing
business in a rural Alberta community can submit an Expression of
- Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
International graduates of approved Alberta post-secondary
institutions who want to start a business or buy an existing business
can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).
- Farm Stream
Experienced farmers who plan to buy or start a farm in Alberta can apply for permanent residence.
- Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
Foreign graduates from outside of Canada can apply for permanent
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