How to apply for Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)? On February 16, 2022, the immigration department changed its name from AINP(Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program) to (AAIP) Alberta Advantage Immigration Program, they also said to add two new streams in the program.
Alberta Immigration Program provides a pathway for many skilled candidates in various fields, people who want to work and live in Canada are welcome to take part in this program. This program empowers people from Alberta to hire skilled workers to fill the jobs that are currently not filled by the local people of Alberta.
AAIP has made various changes in the application process like charging application fees etc. However, there is no change in the application eligibility criteria. You can apply for the program after reading all the terms and conditions of AAIP carefully. Below is the step-by-step process of how you can apply for the AAIP program.
Alberta Advantage Immigration Program Application
For individuals who want to apply for the program, you should keep in mind that AAIP is not obliged to process your application, so you need to provide a quality application with the correct and complete information filled in it. After, you have submitted your application fees you will not get a refund.
Candidates are encouraged to read the following points carefully in order to apply for AAIP:
Step 1: Read all the terms and conditions of AAIP carefully
The needs in the labour market in Canada decide the availability of AAIP streams. The department of AAIP Alberta Advantage Immigration Program can stop the application intake of the AAIP streams, pathways, pilots, and categories at any time without informing in advance. Moreover, the eligibility criteria keep on changing from time to time without any prior notice.
There is no obligation to the department to process your application if it is not a quality application in terms of complete information regarding eligibility and other information. There is no guarantee that your application will be granted or even processed.
AAIP can refuse to accept the applications of the candidates who are not willing to economically establish themselves in Canada.
Step 2: Eligibility criteria for Alberta Advantage Immigration Program
Your application will not be processed if you do not meet the eligibility criteria.
AAIP only process the applications which are complete, they are not at all obligated to even assess your application just because you have submitted one.
To check the eligibility criteria for different AAIP streams check our latest article on Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) fees and eligibility criteria
Step 3: Submit your application online
If you are applying for Alberta Opportunity Stream, only then AAIP will receive your application online. AAIP will not accept your Alberta Opportunity Stream application via mail.
Follow these two steps to start the processing of your application:
- Fill all the details in your online application;
- Submit all the required documents; which include:
- Use of Representative form
- Spouse, Dependents, and Common-Law Partners Authorization form
- Pay your application fee through AAIP online portal.
You need to pay CAD 500 for your online application.
Once you have submitted your application and paid your fees, AAIP will not consider your refund request. Your application fees cover the processing fees, even if you have not received any nomination certificate. Moreover, there is no guarantee that AAIP will issue a nomination certificate to you.
There are different application fees for every AAIP application, and you will not get a refund after you have paid the fees.
After you have applied for AAIP
The process after you have applied for the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) is as follows:
You will receive a notification from AAIP
AAIP will send you an email from the account @gov.ab.ca. So don’t get confused if you receive an email from any Gmail, Yahoo, etc because AAIP uses only the @gov.ab.ca account. If there is any suspicious email in your account, you should directly contact AAIP.
If you applied using the online (AAIP) portal:
You can see your AAIP number on the application page (My application section) on the AAIP portal.
Keep your information updated
If there is any information missing or has changed according to you then, you should update it while you are waiting for the AAIP officer to assess your application.
You must update the following sections of your AAIP application:
- If you see any updates or corrections in the information and documents provided, you should update them in your application;
- You need to update the contact information, employment, and family status in your application;
- Submit all the updated documents like the work permit(s) and LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment;
- You must still be a temporary resident and should submit your work permit.
Application reconsideration request
Firstly you should read the reasons for the decline of your application. If you can tell AAIP that there was an error in your application assessment, then AAIP may approve your request for reconsideration.
You need to pay CAD 100 for the application reconsideration request. You can request only one time for application reconsideration per application.
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Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) will process your reconsideration request only after you have paid the full reconsideration fee.
You can submit your reconsideration request using the online AAIP portal.
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