International Graduate criteria
Let an AINP Program Officer show you how to apply to the International Graduate Category. Find out about our upcoming webinar and more on the Love Alberta page for International Graduates.
International Graduate Category criteria (includes but is not limited to):
Alberta Employer criteria
As an Alberta Employer, you must:
- Be incorporated or registered by or under an act of the legislature of a province or the Parliament of Canada and operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business in Alberta.
- Provide a job offer to the Candidate for permanent, full-time employment in a skilled occupation. A skilled occupation is an occupation that falls under one of the following skill levels under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system:
- NOC 0: Includes management occupations that usually require a university degree (bachelor's, master's or doctorate) or a professional designation.
- NOC A: Includes occupations that usually require university education.
- NOC B: Includes occupations that usually require college education.
- Provide a job offer to the Candidate that meets Alberta’s employment and wage standards.
- Provide a job offer to the Candidate that does not conflict with existing collective bargaining agreements. The AINP will not approve an application if there is a labour dispute in progress that may involve, directly or indirectly, either the employer or the candidate.
- Show you are offering wages and benefits to the Candidate that meet industry standards.
- Visit the ALIS website for wage and benefit standards in Alberta by occupation.
As a Candidate, you must:
- Clearly show in the application that you are able to and intend to live permanently in Alberta.
- Have obtained a diploma, degree, or have completed a graduate level program from a publicly funded community college, trade/technical school or university in Alberta or Canada, or at a private institution in Alberta authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees.
- Have graduated from a Canadian educational program that was a minimum of two years in length at the undergraduate level or a minimum of one year at the graduate level.
- Have a current and valid post-graduation work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
- Show that your job with your Alberta Employer is related to your field of study in Alberta or Canada.
- Have six months of full-time work experience with the same Alberta Employer on a post-graduation work permit before you apply with the Alberta Employer to the AINP.
Supervisors, foremen and tradespeople, working in an occupation designated as a Compulsory or Optional Trade in Alberta (including Chefs, Cooks, and Line Cooks) are no longer eligible to apply under the Employer-Driven Stream and must apply under the Strategic Recruitment Stream, Compulsory and Optional Trades Category.
Meeting the criteria listed above does not guarantee a nomination or permanent residence.
Eligible post-secondary institutions
On this page you'll find a list of eligible institutions for students applying to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) under the International Graduate Category.
Date Updated: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:44:02