Two new Immigration pathways by Alberta
Two new Immigration pathways for International graduates from Alberta post-secondary.
The Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP) has two new PNPs to encourage international students if they want to start a business in Alberta. These new Immigration pathways will help to create new high-paying jobs and to boost the economy.
International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream
The International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream started from October 26. It is for recent international students who graduate from Alberta post-secondaries. This new Immigration stream will work on Expression of Interest System and is open now for applications.
Candidates with an Expression of Interest will be assessed by AINP and given points. Candidates with higher points receive an invitation to submit a business application. Candidates with an invitation will be able to reach the AINP portal to start the process. Although the request does not mean that applicants will get Canadian permanent residence.
To be eligible for the International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream, International graduates from Alberta Universities and Colleges must meet the following criteria.
Interested candidates must want to establish a new business or buy an existing one. And must have 34% ownership of the business. The chosen business should not be in the Alberta business list of ineligible businesses.
Applicants must have at least six months of full-time work experience to be eligible. According to the AINP webpage work experience must be a combination of managing or owning the business.
It also needed 2 years of full-time education in Alberta with a designated post-secondary institution in Alberta. A post-graduation work permit is also needed which should be valid for 2 years at the time of submission of Expression of Interest.
For eligibility, Canadian Language Benchmark of at least 7 is needed in all proficiencies. These all factors increase chances to receive a request. This stream has benefits to the Alberta economy through job creation, investment and development. Candidates must have age between 21 to 49 years old. With immediate family already living full-time in Alberta increases the chances of invitation.
Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa Stream
The new stream named the Foreign Graduate Start-up visa Stream will start in January 2021. This stream is specifically for the international students who want to settle in Alberta communities and they are graduates from the U.S. Further details regarding this stream will be public later this year.
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