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Canada Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

Permanent Residence

Alberta Opportunity Stream

Eligible applicants

1.  Valid work permits are based on one of the following:

  • a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

  • 2.  a LMIA exemption for workers based on one of the following exemptions as determine by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):

  • international trade agreements

  • workers transferred within a company

  • International Experience Canada

  • Mobilité Francophone

  • an open work permit issued by IRCC to:

    • vulnerable workers who have demonstrated they are experiencing abuse or are at risk of abuse in the context of their employment in Canada, including under the Vulnerable Workers Open Work Permit (VWOWP) exemption, or

    • the family members of a vulnerable worker under the VWOWP exemption

  • 3.  a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) held by a graduate of an Alberta Advanced Education publicly funded post-secondary institution

    • PGWP holders must also meet specific occupation, education and work experience requirements as set out below.

  • 4.  an open work permit issued under IRCC’s open work permit public policy for former or current PGWP holders held by a graduate of an Alberta Advanced Education publicly funded post-secondary institution

    • Holders of this open work permit must also meet the same specific occupation, education and work experience requirements as PGWP holders as set out below

 

Language requirements

  • Minimum CLB Minimum of 4 for each English language skill

 

Education requirements

You must provide a copy of an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) issued by an organization designated by IRCC for your highest level of education. If your ECA report shows that your credential is not equal to completion of Canadian high school or the foreign educational institution is not recognized, you do not meet the education requirement.

You do not need to provide an ECA if:

  • 1. you have a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate from a recognized Canadian post-secondary, technical college or secondary institution, or

  • 2. you have a valid Alberta Qualification Certificate or a trade certificate recognized by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT).

Candidates who submitted an application before January 1, 2021 were required to have completed a minimum of high school education in their country of origin at the time of application. An ECA was not required for these applicants.

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