Alberta Provincial Nomination
Canada is one of the world’s most welcoming countries to foreign nationals who are looking for work. Every year, many thousands of foreign workers immigrate to Canada to give themselves a better future. The Alberta Provincial Nomination gives foreign workers a gateway into the country
Because IXP offer both an immigration and employment service, we are uniquely placed to help you find your dream job abroad. Our team work tirelessly for our clients, helping them to make all-important contacts in foreign jobs markets.
What is it?
The Alberta Provincial Nomination Programme is a Canada immigration route which allows people to immigrate to Canada based upon an offer of employment from a company in the province. Many provinces have such provincial nomination programmes in place, each with their own qualification requirements and processes.
Am I Eligible?
The most important factor in these cases is whether you have the offer of a job from an employer in Alberta. They will need to offer you a full-time role with their company for your case to be approved. IXP’s network of recruiters can help put you in touch with these companies who are looking to employ foreign nationals to improve their business.
For you to be eligible, you must be able to fill one of the positions that are constantly updated by the Province. This list contains all of the jobs that are currently needed in the area but cannot be filled by Canadian workers. If you are interested and want to know whether you are eligible, our team will be able to assist you.
Canadian Provincial Nominee Programmes offers a route to settled status in Canada and enables successful applicants to live and work in Canada with permanent resident status. People who viewed this and found it helpful aslo read our guide on British Columbia Nomination visas.
In many cases, applying for a province-specific route, rather than a federal skilled worker visa approach, can result in a Canada visa being processed more quickly.
After satisfactory completion of the residency requirement for Canadian citizenship of three years, a candidate with permanent residence may apply to become a Canadian citizen.
Provincial nominee programmes do not involve the same level of skills-based assessment required for other types of applications (ie., work visas).
Applying for the Alberta Provincial Nominee Programme takes an applicant's skills and experience into account, along with their ability to adapt to life in the province. However, no points based skills assessment is required.
Migration to Canada through the Alberta nomination scheme permits spouse, fiancée and dependent immigration and successful applicants may bring their spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner and any dependent children with them.
IXP Case Study
Some people have the love of travelling in their blood. These people want to experience the world and challenge themselves in different environments. One such person was a client of ours:
“I had just finished my job in Ireland and wanted a fresh new challenge. Being in one place for too long isn’t really my thing and I wanted to get out and see more of the world. I heard through a friend that IXP could direct me to employment opportunities in Canada, so I gave them a call. Thankfully, they had the perfect job for me when I called. They helped to introduce me to the employer and after a few exciting months of waiting, I was off! I’m not sure whether I’ll stay in Canada after my contract expires as I still want to keep travelling. Now that I know what IXP can do, I’m going to call them about working in Australia!”