Alberta Advantage Immigrant Program/AAIP



AAIP Introduction

The Alberta Advantage Immigrant Program (AAIP) is one of the first provinces in Canada to sign a provincial nomination agreement with the federal immigration department. Due to the long history of AAIP and the strong economic strength of the province, the provincial nomination program has been continuously updated over the years to attract new immigrants from all over the world, so as to adapt to the reality of the province’s economic and community development.

AAIP Categories

On February 16, 2022, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) was renamed the Alberta Advantage Immigrant Program (AAIP). In addition, two new channels were launched – Rural Renewal Stream and Rural Entrepreneur Stream. At present, the Alberta nomination program is mainly divided into the skilled worker category (Steams for workers) and the entrepreneur category (Streams for entrepreneurs).

Steams for workers

The AAIP has 3 streams for foreign workers who are living and working in Alberta, or plan to live and work here:

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream / AOS;
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream;
  • Rural Renewal Stream.

Streams for entrepreneurs

The AAIP has 4 streams for entrepreneurs who plan to live in Alberta and buy or start a business in the province:

  • Rural Entrepreneur Stream;
  • Graduate Entrepreneur Stream;
  • Farm Stream;
  • Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream.

Submit Method

  • Apply through AAIP online Portal is recommended, since the AAIP only accepts Alberta Opportunity Stream applications online.

Documents Checklist

  • Application for Permanent Residence: Guide for Provincial Nominees [IMM EP7000]
  • Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008]
  • Additional Dependents/Declaration [IMM 0008DEP]
  • Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669]
  • Additional Family Information [IMM 5406]
  • Schedule 4: Economic Classes: Provincial Nominees [IMM 0008 SCHEDULE 4]
  • Supplementary Information – Your travels [IMM 5562]
  • Separation Declaration for Minors Travelling to Canada [IMM 5604]  
  • Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union [IMM 5409]  
  • Fee Payment Form – Application for Permanent Residence [IMM 5620]
  • Document Checklist [IMM 5690]
  • Use of a Representative [IMM 5476]

Processing Time

The processing time of CIC will be updated weekly, please refer to the latest time announced by CIC.


Q:After obtaining immigration status through the Provincial Nominee Program, is there any difference in obtaining status through the Canadian Federal Program?

A: There is no difference. All applicants get are the PR Card and permanent resident status. New immigrants enjoy the same welfare policies.

Q: To obtain immigration status through the Provincial Nominee Program, do I have to stay in the province?

A: The applicant must intend to be a permanent resident in the nominated province, whether it is in the provincial nomination stage or the federal stage, moving to another province to live in is very likely to lead to visa refusal.
Of course, Canada’s Constitution stipulates that Canadian citizens and permanent residents have the right to move freely. After obtaining Canada’s permanent resident status, you can move freely in Canada without restrictions.


  • The service fee is charged according to the customer’s situation. If the customer’s situation is more complicated, there may be additional charges (refer to customer evaluation).



Processing Time

Program Categories Online On Paper
Canadian visa application processing time
Temporary Resident Visa
97 Days 97 Days
Visitor Record
82 Days 126 Days
Super Visa 94 Days 94 Days
Study Permit Made Outside Canada
10 Weeks 10 Weeks
Study Permit Made Intside Canada
4 Weeks 4 Weeks
Study Permit Extension 131 Days 63 Days
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Outside Canada 11 Weeks 11 Weeks
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Inside Canada 130 Days 17 Days
Briding Open Work Permit
130 Days 17 Days
Canadian immigration application processing time
Express Entry
5 Months 5 Months
Provincial Nominee Program
15 Months 15 Months
Self-employed Immigration
52 Months 52 Months
Federal Skilled Worker Program
5 Months 5 Months
Start-up Visa
37 Months 37 Months
Spouse/CommonLaw Sponsorship
12 Months 12 Months
(Grand) Parents Sponsorship
23 Months 23 Months
Canadian Citizenship/PR Card processing time
16 Months 16 Months
PR Card
66 Days 66 Days
PR Card Renewal
71 Days 71 Days

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