As of August 27, 2015, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) will not be accepting new applications for all streams and categories until January 27, 2016.
AINP is oversubscribed with approximately 10,000 applications awaiting assessment and hundreds more being submitted each month. It is clear that the demand for AINP far exceeds the 5,500 nomination certificates allotted by the federal government in 2015.
This pause on application intake will help AINP assess existing applications in the queue and provides an opportunity to make important improvements to the program. The pause will help to reduce wait times for applicants and their Alberta employers who have already submitted applications and are waiting on a decision. Applicants and their employers who planned on applying to AINP will need to wait until the pause has ended.
It is important to note that applications postmarked on or before August 27, 2015 will be accepted. Applications postmarked after August 27 will be returned.
For more information about the AINP pause, visit the website at AlbertaCanada.com/AINP. You can also call the Immigrate to Alberta Information Service at 1-877-427-6419 for general inquiries.