Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

Please note, Alberta as of Feb 16, 2022, renamed the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) to Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP).

Following 3 Entrepreneur streams renamed to:

  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration stream renamed to Graduate Entrepreneur stream.
  • Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa is renamed to Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur stream.
  • Self-Employed Farmer stream renamed to Farmer stream.

However, the eligibility terms remain the same.

2 new rural immigration streams launched such as Rural Renewal Stream and the Rural Entrepreneur Stream.

Alberta comes in the western Canada region. It is home to 4 million people. And is the 4th largest province of Canada. Also, a large number of Alberta’s people are living in Canada’s 2 largest cities, Calgary and Edmonton. The province covers an area of 661,000 sq km.

Further, the landscape of Alberta is vast. Because it has mountains, forests, glacial lakes, prairies, and deserts. Besides, every year Alberta gets 312 sunny days. As a result, it is the highest in any province in Canada. Such beauty makes Alberta best for migration in Canada.

Alberta’s economy is growing every year at a rate of 3%. It has a high quality of life. Employment is increasing at 2.2% and unemployment is decreasing at 5.5.%. Moreover, an average Alberta family earns an income of $92,800. This is higher than the average of $78,400. The province also offers free public education and quality healthcare services.

Foreign immigrants play an important role in Alberta’s Skilled Labor Market. Every year a large number of people apply to work and live in Alberta. Thus, the province has its own skilled labour selection program. This system helps in choosing the best candidate as per the province’s needs.

Applying to AAIP for nomination

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) is a program to get foreign skilled workers for Alberta. AAIP has the following streams for selection:

For Skilled Workers For Entrepreneur
Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) Rural Entrepreneur Stream
Alberta Express Entry Stream – including AAIP Accelerated Tech Pathway Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream
Rural Renewal Stream Farmer Stream
Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Program


The Employer Driven Stream and the Strategic Recruitment Stream are not in use as of June 14, 2018.

In short, book Free Assessment to know if you qualify for the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)