Alberta Immigration announced new name, programs, draw results for PNP | AINP: Here you will get information regarding a new name and the two new programs which are specifically added for rural and entrepreneur immigration.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced a major decision on February 16, the changes will be named and adding two new immigration programs, two days later Alberta announced its Provincial Nominee Program(PNP) draw results from earlier this month.
On February 1, Alberta invited around 400 Express Entry candidates to apply for the Alberta Express Entry stream. Express Entry candidates need at least a 340 CRS score to be invited to apply for a provincial nominee. If they receive the nomination, they will receive 600 points added to their score and be eligible for an Express Entry PNP round of invitations.
The Alberta Nominee Program will be called the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) and the two new programs are Rural Renewal Stream and Rural Entrepreneur Stream.
Alberta Immigration Nominee Program
Alberta will also be changing its three existing entrepreneur streams
- The Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream is now the Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream.
- The Self-Employed Farmer Stream is now Farm Stream.
- The International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream is now the Graduate Entrepreneur Stream.
The Alberta Government Says Candidates who submitted their application using Alberta’s Online portal must also request a nomination extension in the portal. If you have submitted your application through the online portal and then wish to request an extension, you must also submit the extension request via the portal. If you submit a paper application, you can still apply to the paper. All other post decisions are unchanged.
The new program and stream names will be changed on the website in the coming weeks.
Premier Kenney, a former federal minister of immigration, made the announcement at the inaugural Premier summit on Fairness for Newcomers. Immigration stakeholders from across Alberta met to discuss actions to support newcomers’ success drive and economic growth.
The new Rural renewal steam and rural entrepreneur stream are mainly there to uplift skilled and talented professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world. Eligible Rural communities have to be outside the Edmonton metropolitan areas and have less than 100,000 people as per the 2016 census.
The Rural Renewal Stream is also for those people who have a job offer from Alberta’s Employer to work in a designated rural for Alberta community. Also, Alberta is currently accepting applications from rural communities & a limited number of communities will be selected to participate as a designated community in this program.
The Rural Renewal Stream is for those specific entrepreneurs who want to open or buy an existential business. So, for this, you need to apply for an expression of interest and visit the community where they want to start the business.
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