As of October 1, 2020, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has made several changes to its program.
A new AINP online portal
- From the 1st October 2020, all the candidates can submit their applications through AINP Online Portal. Whereas, the Express Entry Stream candidates have to receive authorization from the AINP to access the portal. Self-Employed Farmer Stream candidates are not included in the portal system.
- From 1st October 2020, there is a processing fee of $500 CAD for all the candidates who submitted their applications in the AINP online portal. The fee is non-refundable after the application has submitted. The fee is for processing the application whether it issues a nomination certificate or not.
Alberta Opportunity and Express Entry streams
- Alberta Opportunity Stream and Express Entry Stream candidates can submit the application by mail on or after 1st October 2020. As a result, they do not have to pay any processing fee.
- There is new guideline has been declared for the post-decision services.
- All the updates and corrections to AINP applications and post-decision services must be sent by email.
- Candidates must pay a fee to submit an application, as well for post-decision services (requests for nomination extensions, 204(c) Letters of Support and reconsiderations).
- 204(c) Letters of Support are no longer issued at the time of nomination. Nominees must submit a request to be considered for a 204(c) Letter of Support.
- The steps for applying to the Self-Employed Farmer Stream have changed.
- Changes have been made to several of our temporary COVID-19 Application and Processing Adjustments.
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