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Alberta Province is launching two new immigration pathways


Alberta Province is launching two new immigration pathways

Alberta Province is all set to launch two new PNPs for international student graduates. It will be for those applicants who are looking to start a business in the province.

The International graduates who had completed their education from Alberta post-secondaries will have two new options to immigrate to Canada. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is all set to introduce two new immigration pathways for international graduates so that they can open businesses in Alberta. Creating a business will help generate employment and also help diversify the economy.

The new International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream is starting from October 26. It is a program for international student graduates who have completed post-secondaries from Alberta. The province will work on an Expression of Interest system, just like other streams of the province. The candidates who will submit the Expression of Interest will be assessed by the AINP according to the point requirement. The candidates who will score a high rank will receive an invite for the Business Application. Those candidates who had received the Invitation they were allowed to access the AINP portal and start the application process.

Further, Alberta is expected to also launch the Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa Stream. It is scheduled in 2021

It will help international student graduates who are from the top U.S. universities and colleges, and they would like to start a business in Alberta communities. Further details about this stream will be available after some time.

International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream

Those International student graduates who meet the following eligibility criteria are considered for the program-

  • Immigrating to Alberta to start a new business or operate an existing business with at least 34 percent ownership of the company.
  • The proposed business should not be on Alberta’s list of ineligible businesses.
  • Work experience of at least six months in full-time occupation, It can be managing or owning the business,
  • Or, it could also be an equivalent experience with a business incubator, accelerator, or entrepreneurship program courses.
  • Two years of education (full-time) in Alberta - degree or diploma from a designated post-secondary institution in Alberta.
  • Mandatory Post-Graduation Work Permit valid for at least two years from the time EOI is submitted.
  • A minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of seven in all proficiencies.
  • Business of the applicant should provide economic benefit to Alberta through job creation or investment.
  • Accepted Candidates ages are 21 to 49 years.
  • Living with a spouse or common-law partner in Alberta, it can increase the chances.


Going by the trajectory of the introduction of new program it is expected that 2021 is going to be a promising year with respect to immigrations.

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No, There is no cost to completing an Express Entry profile. After you receive an ITA and submit a full application you will be required to pay application fee…for more details call us directly.

Yes, one can easily apply being in job because express entry process run simultaneously.

If your spouse, or common law partner accompanying & have graduation, post graduation or any higher qualification you can get ECA done this will increase CRS points, there is no compulsion.

The basic thing that you should aware of your profile eligibility before you apply, there are certain steps to follow like get qualification assessed by ECA prepare IELTS and follow the Federal System of inviting skilled immigrants in Canada is called Express Entry Program. The program is one of the most popular way to applying to Permanent Resident Visa.

Express Entry was introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in the year 2015 This Federal system of CRS evaluates the applicants on the basis of their credentials such as present age, educational levels, work experience & skills acquired, English and French language ability etc.

Basically Proof of funds indicates your financial stability

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,474
2 $15,530

Application processing fees to IRCC: $550 per person, and $150 per dependent child. Right of Permanent Residence fees to IRCC: $490 per person, no fees for dependent children. Educational Credential Assessments: around $300 per person if you count international delivery by courier.

ECA is the only way for you to receive points for your foreign education, yes it is mandatory , you can avoid ECA only if you have any qualification done from Canada .

No, Not really. IELTS is to know language proficiency parameter which can also be awarded by giving CELPIP-G

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In 75% of cases, an application submitted through Express Entry is processed within 6 months from the date it is received, processing time also depend on getting ITA also , rest left 25% cases can clear process in 9-12 months, if someone is on very low CRS then time varies case to case

For filing your application, you need to create your express entry profile. You cannot file your express entry application if you are not having your Language Proficiency points with you . It is mandatory to appear in any of the asked tests by IRCC either is will be IELTS exam
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Any of the above provide you language proficiency points

You do not need a job offer to immigrate to Canada. There are programs available for you that allow you to apply for permanent residency in Canada without securing employment beforehand. You can apply PR if you are considered a Skilled Worker.

After you receive PR Canada you can start your job search from Indian, we also help applicant to reach wider audience of employers so that applicants profile can get more approaches, you can also refer to social media platforms like Linked in, it plays important role, make connections stay connected & explore.

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