International Graduate criteria
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.
Let an AINP Program Officer show you how to apply to the International Graduate Category.
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 Candiate that meet industry standards.
- Visit the ALIS website for wage and benefit standards in Alberta by occupation.