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Please note that on June 19, 2008, the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) became the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). This change was made by the Government of Alberta to improve understanding of the program.

The Alberta Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] is an employer-driven immigration program operated by the Government of Alberta, in conjunction with Citizenship and Immigration Canada [CIC].

Employers unable to fill skilled positions with Canadian residents may present their business case to the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program and apply for approval to recruit a specified number of foreign candidates to fill these positions.

Employers may also apply to PNP to nominate individuals already working in Alberta, under a Temporary Foreign Worker Authorisation.

The employer’s application under the PNP will be considered where the position:

  • cannot be filled by a Canadian resident
  • is for permanent, full-time employment in Alberta
  • meets provincial employment and wage standards
  • is offered to an individual who meets the required qualifications
  • does not conflict with existing collective bargaining agreements

Employee candidates may be considered for PN Program nomination if:

  • they are recruited by a pre-approved Alberta employer
  • they have a valid job offer

Successful PNP candidates nominated by the Government of Alberta will be required to meet all Federal statutory requirements regarding health, criminal and security checks before an immigration visa is issued.