Did you know that each provincial territory like Alberta has different provincial immigration programs?
Plus, each provincial program comes with a specific set of requirements. It also means your application process will boil down to the program you intend to apply to. For instance, your program may require you to apply online via Express Entry or apply through the standard traditional paper process.
Provincial Nominee Programs
With Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP), each province gets the chance to attain and retain a specific number of immigration applications. Shory Law can provide you guidance on these programs and assist in completing the process, so that you can contribute to the growth of the province that you choose to apply through.
Our Alberta-based immigration lawyers can help with your PNP application process and serve in your best interests.
AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program)
The AINP consists of multiple options for skilled and semi-skilled workers. For the sake of simplification, there have been few changes in the AINP in the past few years. The AINP process now merges with two other streams such as:
- Employer Driven
- Strategic Recruitment Stream
Today the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS), Alberta Express Entry and other programs for students and entrepreneurs are a result of these policy changes. The immigration lawyers at Shory Law can help you distinguish between the direct and indirect application processes of different streams.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Requirements
There is an ocean of requirements attached to each provincial program. For example, if you want to apply for the Alberta Opportunity Stream, you will have to fulfill the criteria to become eligible.
- Immigration status in Canada (work permit holder, study permit, visitor)
- Proficiency in English or French
- Work experience (both national and/or international – high skilled or low skilled)
After you Meet the Provincial Nominee Program Requirements
If you fulfill all the requirements for your program, you should receive Provincial Nomination and with this, you can apply federally either through Express Entry or the Provincial Nominee Class for permanent residency. Not everyone qualifies for Express Entry.
Ideally, you should hire experienced immigration lawyers who specialize in Immigrant Nominee Programs before you submit your application to become a permanent residence.
TIP: Your nomination will only be valid for the next six months. So, make sure to apply as soon as you can and renew your current work permit.
Seek the Expertise of Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Lawyers
Use Shory Law immigration services for exceptional and practical results. Our lawyers can assist you in Provincial Nominee Programs in Alberta.
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Who can apply for the Provincial Nominee Program?
Each province has its own program requirements for the Provincial Nominee Program. Contact Shory Law for an assessment and further details around the best fit for your profile.
How do you get a provincial nominee?
Typically, you have to apply through a province’s Provincial Nominee Program. If accepted, you will get a nomination number which can be used to apply for Permanent Residency through the Federal government’s Provincial Nominee Program, or Express Entry program in certain circumstances.
Which is better PNP or Express Entry?
The best program depends on your circumstances. Contact Shory Law to receive qualified guidance and direction on which program is best for you and your family.
Can I apply for PNP without Express Entry?
Yes. You can apply for the Provincial Nominee Program without needing to enter the Express Entry program. To qualify for the Provincial Nominee Programs you need to meet the specific province’s requirements. If you meet these requirements, and are granted provincial nomination, you can apply either through the Provincial Nominee Class or through Express Entry if you qualify and choose to do so.