- Alberta Temporarily Expands Availability of Self-Nominated Permanent Residence
- July 2, 2013
- Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
Qualified foreign nationals working in Alberta are eligible to nominate themselves for permanent residence under the Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), through November 28, 2013.
To qualify, prospective applicants must lawfully reside in Alberta and be working full-time in one of over 100 in-demand occupations, which include a number of managerial, financial and IT-related jobs. At the time of application, those in eligible managerial occupations and occupations that typically require a university education or apprenticeship (Skill Levels 0, A, and B) must have worked in Alberta in their occupation for at least two of the previous three years, while those in occupations that typically require a secondary education or occupational training only (Skill Level C) must have done so for at least three of the previous four years.
Applicants must intend to continue working in their field in Alberta permanently, and may be required to meet language competency requirements.