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Canada PR Alberta Advantage Immigration Program

Alberta, one of the three "Prairie provinces" of Canada, is the most populated and is home to two of the country's largest cities, Calgary and Edmonton. It is also regarded as one of North America's most picturesque regions, home to prestigious national parks like Banff and Jasper. 

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program was replaced by the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), which is run by the province. Prospective immigrants who meet the province's requirements for qualifications and work experience may be eligible to earn an Alberta Provincial Nomination Certificate through this program.

Alberta Immigration Streams 

You presently have eight alternatives if you want to immigrate to Alberta. You can use this information to determine which immigration stream is best for your circumstances. 

Streams for workers –
For skilled employees who are already employed in a suitable occupation in Alberta, there is the Alberta Opportunity Stream. 

Candidates in the Express Entry (EE) system who are employed in an appropriate occupation and have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 300 are eligible for the Alberta General Express Entry Stream. 

The province of Alberta has chosen 38 occupations for the Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway, which is open to applicants who are currently employed in the technology sector of Alberta or who have received a job offer from that sector. 

Candidates with a job offer from an Alberta company for work in a rural Alberta community are eligible for the Rural Renewal Stream.

Streams for entrepreneurs –

For people who want to run a farming business in Alberta, there is Farm Stream. 

Graduate Entrepreneur Stream is available to foreign students who have graduated from a certain post-secondary institution in Alberta and intend to launch a business there. 

Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream is available to non-Canadian graduates who want to launch a business in Alberta. 

For entrepreneurs looking to buy a business or launch one in a rural Alberta town, there is Rural Entrepreneur Stream.

Alberta Opportunity Stream 

The Alberta Opportunity Stream accepts applications for provincial nominations from foreign nationals employed in Alberta and international graduates who finished their studies at an accredited Alberta post-secondary institution. 

How it works:

The AAIP online portal is where applicants who are interested in the Alberta Opportunity Stream must finish their applications. Candidates will next be required to provide particular documents based on their unique circumstances and pay the online application fee. 

Minimum Requirements: 

    ●    a legitimate work permit is required; 
    ●    must be employed in a qualifying occupation in Alberta that corresponds to your work experience; 
    ●    depending on the occupation, a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 4 or 5 
    ●    at least a high school degree; 
    ●    a minimum of 24 months' worth of job experience in Canada over the previous 30 months, or at least 12 months' worth of work experience in Alberta over the previous 18 months.

Alberta Express Entry Stream

The Express Entry stream allows Alberta to nominate individuals who already have a profile in the federal Express Entry system. Individuals who have demonstrated ties to Alberta and have the necessary skills to contribute to the province’s economic growth may be invited by the province to submit an application.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from Alberta are awarded an additional 600 CRS points. This practically guarantees receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw.

How it works:

The Alberta Express Entry Stream works by invitation only. Candidates who have Express Entry profiles may receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) from the Alberta government directly in the federal system. Invited candidates then have a limited amount of time to indicate to the province that they are interested in being considered for selection under this stream.

If selected, candidates will receive a request from the AAIP to apply for provincial nomination by submitting all required documents through the AAIP online portal.

Minimum Requirements:

    ●    Must be in the Express Entry pool;
    ●    Must have expressed interest in immigrating to Alberta permanently;
    ●    Must be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification;
    ●    A minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 300

Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway

For tech workers who are eligible for the Alberta Express Entry Stream and have a profile in the federal government's Express Entry system, there is a fast-track immigration program called the Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway. Anyone who believes they meet the stream's eligibility requirements is welcome to submit an online form on the AAIP portal to be evaluated for this stream. The AINP invites the candidate to submit an application for a provincial nomination when the AAIP confirms that the candidate satisfies the minimal eligibility requirements. 

How it works: 

If a candidate meets the qualifications for the Alberta Express Entry stream and is employed or has a job offer from an employer in the Alberta technology sector, they can begin the application process under the expedited pathway. They must do so by submitting an online form on the AAIP website. Candidates that satisfy the stream requirements will be invited by the AAIP to apply for provincial nomination by completing the necessary paperwork via the AAIP online portal. 

Minimum Requirements: 

    ●    must have an Express Entry pool profile; 
    ●    must have declared a desire to settle permanently in Alberta; 
    ●    a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score of at least 300; 
    ●    Must be employed or have a job offer in a tech occupation that qualifies.

Rural Renewal Stream

Candidates who have a job offer from an Alberta company to work in rural communities in Alberta are eligible for the Rural Renewal Stream. 

This stream is community-driven, therefore applicants must first secure the backing of a participating community in Alberta. Employers make them a job offer, designated communities seek to recruit and keep foreign nationals, and the community is in charge of making sure the applicant satisfies the stream requirements. The foreign national is subsequently given a letter of support. Then he/she submits their application to the AAIP after receiving the endorsement. 

Minimum Conditions: 

    ●    To work in a qualified occupation in a designated community, one must possess a legitimate full-time job offer or employment contract from an Alberta company; 
    ●    In the 18 months prior to applying, you must have at least 12 months of full-time work experience in a profession that is suitable. This employment experience may include time spent in Alberta, other parts of Canada, or internationally; 
    ●    must adhere to minimal linguistic standards; 
    ●    a minimum of a high school diploma meeting Canadian educational requirements; 
    ●    must exhibit that they have the means to support themselves and every member of their family who will be relocating to the selected neighborhood.

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Economic Immigration Fees-

There are several economic programs available in Canada under which you can obtain PR. The most popular economic immigration pathways are the Express Entry System and PNP. However, there are three streams under the Express Entry System; FSWP, FSTP, AND CEC. Below listed table is the fee for these economic immigration pathways-

Application Fees (In CAD) Fees (In Indian Rupees)
Application processing fee per applicant $850 INR 51736
Fee per dependent child $230 INR 14000
Right of permanent resident fees per adult only $515 INR 31346
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Family Sponsorship Processing Fees-

You can now sponsor your family as well for Canadian PR. However, you are mandated to pay the following fees-

Application Fees (In CAD) Fees (In Indian Rupees)
Spouse or common-law partner (Principal applicant fee and sponsorship fee) $565 INR 34390
Fee per dependent child $155 INR 9434
Right of permanent resident fees per adult only $515 INR 31346

You have the privilege of sponsoring your parents and grandparents under the family sponsorship program. If you want to sponsor your parent or grandparent, you will have to pay the following fees-

Application Fees (In CAD) Fees (In Indian Rupees)
Parent or grandparent (Principal applicant fee and sponsorship fee) $565 INR 34390
Per dependent child of parent & grandparent $155 INR 9434
Right of permanent resident fees per adult only $515 INR 31346

What are the Fees in addition to the Canada PR Visa Fees?

There are other fees apart from the permanent resident fee that an applicant needs to pay during the process. Below are the following fees that one needs to pay while getting Canadian PR-

Education Credential Assessment (ECA) Fees-

ECA report is also a mandatory document you must submit to get Canadian PR from India. There are multiple ECA organizations available in Canada. However, each esteemed ECA organization has a different processing time and fees. The charges depend on the type of organization you choose to process with.

  • The ECA report may cost you around $230 to $1100 (INR 14000 to INR 66953). However, the final charges will depend upon the organization you choose to go with.
ECA Organizations Approximate Processing Time
World Education Services (WES) 4 Weeks
Comparative Education Service (CES) 14 Weeks
International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) 12 Weeks
International Qualification Assessment Service (IQAS) 15 Weeks
International Credential Assessment of Service of Canada (ICAS) 13 Weeks

Language Proficiency Test Fees-

Canada is an English-speaking nation. Therefore, you must have good proficiency in English for communication purposes. You will have to appear for an English proficiency test like IELTS to prove your English is up to recommended parameters. This exam is divided into four major segments; speaking, listening, reading, and writing. You will have to pass each segment to prove your English proficiency. Securing a good band in IELTS increases your overall CRS score as well.

  • In India, this exam is cost you around INR 15,500. In case you plan to reappear to improve your score, you will have to repay the entire fee.
  • Also, it is not possible to appear for one segment; likewise, in OET, you will have to appear for all segments in IELTS.

Biometric fees-

Applicants are required to pay the biometric fee during their application submission. Also, the biometric for CAD 85 (INR 5173) per person. In case you are immigrating to Canada with your family, you can opt for a family plan that will cost you CAD 170 (INR 10347).

Biometric fees-

Applicants are required to pay the biometric fee during their application submission. Also, the biometric for CAD 85 (INR 5173) per person. In case you are immigrating to Canada with your family, you can opt for a family plan that will cost you CAD 170 (INR 10347).

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Fees-

Applicants are obliged to submit the police clearance certificate as the required document for Canada PR from India. This certificate justifies that you don’t have any criminal background. Besides, if you are accompanying your spouse or any dependents, you must also submit their PCC. You can get the PCC from the police station of your location. In case if you have ever been convicted, you will have to explain the reason.

  • This certificate will cost you around INR 500 to 1000.

Medical Certificate Fees-

In addition to Canada PR visa fees, applicants will have to undergo medical tests. You must be mentally and physically active in your reports. Once you have the report that proves you are a healthy person, compile it with other required documents. Also, there are several panel physicians by the IRCC; you can acquire a medical certificate from them.

  • The cost of this medical certificate will cost you approximately INR 5000.

Proof of Funds-

Along with Canada PR visa fees, submitting proof of funds is also a prerequisite. You will have to compile this report with your other documents while sending your application to IRCC. Showing proof of funds is mandatory in all programs, such as-

  • Federal skilled worker
  • Federal skilled trades

The proof of funds ensures that the applicant can sustain all the living costs and other expenditures. Your application may go on hold if you don’t compile the proof of funds with the required documents for Canada PR.

The prime objective of proof of funds is that you are financially stable to support your family and yourself. Also, you won't have to submit proof of funds if you hold a job offer letter from a Canadian organization. Applicants will have to submit the job offer letter in place of proof of funds while sending the application.

The funds should be with you throughout the process of Canada PR. Also, borrowed funds, equity, real estate, etc., are not considered proof of funds. On the other hand, you can submit a bank statement as proof of funds. Also, you will have to submit the following details too with a bank statement-

  • The letterhead of the financial institution
  • Contact details of the financial institution
  • A List of all the unsettled loans and debts
Number of Family Members Required Funds (in Canadian dollars) Required Funds (in INR approx.)
1 $13,757 INR 8,28,094
2 $17,127 INR 10,30,949
3 $21,055 INR 12,67,393
4 $25,564 INR 15,38,810
5 $28,994 INR 17,45,276
6 $32,700 INR 19,68,357
7 $36,407 INR 21,91,498
For each additional family member $3,706 INR 2,23,080

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