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Updates to the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

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Updates to the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

Alberta has seen a surge in interest from qualified individuals seeking to immigrate and contribute to our vibrant economy. While this is fantastic news, it also means the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) needs to strategically manage its allocation of nominations to best serve Alberta's economic needs across various sectors. Earlier this year, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program paused the program after experiencing extremely high demand. AAIP is part of Canada's Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

To address this and ensure a fair chance for everyone, the AAIP has implemented a new application process for the following streams, effective June 11th, 2024:

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Rural Renewal Stream
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway (great news for our tech folks!)
  • Tourism and Hospitality Stream

The big change: These streams will now accept applications on a monthly basis. This means multiple opportunities to apply throughout the year, instead of a one-time application window.

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New AAIP Guidelines

  • Each month, the AAIP will establish a specific number of applications it can accept for each stream (application targets).
  • Applications will be accepted on designated dates, starting June 11th, 2024. Make sure to check the official AAIP website (Alberta.ca) for the upcoming application information.
    • Applications will be accepted monthly on the following dates:
      June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 5 and December 10, 2024
    • You should apply as early as possible on those dates. There is high demand for these programs and intake will only be open until each application intake limit is filled.
  • Once the monthly target is reached for a particular stream, applications will close until the next designated date.

The good news? The eligibility criteria for these streams remain the same. Processing times will also be available on the AAIP website, so you can plan accordingly.

This new approach provides a more flexible and accessible application process for all – with multiple chances to apply throughout the year. So, if you've been dreaming of a life in Alberta, be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming application dates and get those applications ready!

Remember, immigration law can be complex. If you have any questions about your eligibility or the application process, feel free to contact Ackah Business Immigration Law for a consultation.

AAIP 2024 Allocations

Canada's federal government allocated 9,750 PNP nominations to Alberta for 2024:

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream: 5,393 nominations in 2024
  • Express Entry Stream: 1,775 nominations in 2024
  • Rural Renewal Stream: 1,900 nominations in 2024
  • Tourism and Hospitality Stream: 660 nominations in 2024
  • Entrepreneur Streams: 22 nominations in 2024

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Ackah Business Immigration Law has a team of experienced immigration professionals who work closely with businesses and individuals to smooth their way to new opportunities in Canada and the United States. By using our firm, you can fast-track your immigration process and avoid common mistakes that could lead to rejection and the potential loss of your chance to work in Canada or the U.S. We provide ongoing support throughout the entire process, so you can be confident that you are taking the necessary steps to secure your visa.

Ackah Law has offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver to help people move to new opportunities in Canada and the U.S. Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law at (587) 854-3866 or by email at contact@ackahlaw.com.



Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

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