The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, one of the Provincial Nominee Programs from Canada has reached its maximum allocation limit for 2017 of 5,500 nomination certificates.
According to AINP, all the applications that have been submitted already will be processed, however, no more certificates will be given out till 2018.
It has been told by AINP that till December 4th, more than 3,050 applications were in the line for processing and assessing.
Experts are of the view that Alberta will get benefit from the higher allocations for the year 2018 due to the multi-year immigration plan announced by the federal government on November 1st.
As per plans from the federal government, the target for Provincial Nominee Program has been increased for 2018 to 55,000. This number is 8% more than the target which was set by the government for the year 2017 of 51,000.
Alberta can send nomination to prospective immigrants through the AINP, with experience and skills that fulfill labor market demands of the province. Alberta is the largest producer of oil and gas products in the country.
2018 will have New Express Entry Stream
Two new provincial nomination streams will be introduced by Alberta in the coming year 2018 – The Alberta Express Entry Stream and the Alberta Opportunity Stream.
The Alberta Opportunity Stream will be a combination of the present Employer-Driven Stream and the Strategic Recruitment Stream and 11 sub-categories. All this will be consolidated into one set of eligibility criteria.
A limited number of candidates will be nominated by the AINP under the Alberta Express Entry Stream from the Express Entry pool of the federal government. The federal government includes candidates in three economic immigration classes – the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC), the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Express Entry candidates who are nominated under the Alberta Express Entry Stream get an additional 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System which greatly improves their chance to receive the Invitation to Apply in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
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