Here Is Eligibility For New Alberta PNP Rural Renewal Stream

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New Alberta PNP Rural Renewal Stream was launched on February 16, 2022 to encourage immigrants to integrate in rural Alberta communities.

There are currently 22 Alberta communities with a population of less than 100,000 and outside of the Calgary and Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area, designated for Rural Renewal Stream.

The Alberta Rural Renewal Stream has a 2-step process:

  1. A community designation process – community recruits newcomers to meet labour needs and provides an Endorsement of Candidate letter.
  2. Candidate submits the AAIP application.

Education Requirements:

A minimum of high school education equivalent to the Canadian education standard. OR

A copy of an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for the foreign degree, diploma, or certificate.

You do not need to provide an ECA if you have a:

Language Requirements:

If your job offer is for TEER 0, 1, 2, 3 (NOC 0, 1, 2 or 3) occupationMinimum of 5 for each English language skillMinimum of 5 for each French language skill
If your job offer is for TEER 4 or 5 (NOC 4 or 5) occupationMinimum of 4 for each English language skillMinimum of 4 for each French language skill

Click here for Language Equivalency Chart IELTS_CELPIP_TEF_TCF

Qualifying Work Experience:

A minimum of 12 months full-time work experience in an eligible occupation within the last 18 months.

It can be a combination of experience gained in Alberta OR in any Canadian province other than Alberta, OR out of Canada.

Post-Graduation Work Permit holders who completed a two-year post-secondary education program in their designated community, are not required to meet the 12 months of work experience criterion.

Most of the occupations under TEER 0, 1, 2, 3 4 and 5 are eligible under the AAIP, except for ineligible occupations listed in later part of this article.

This work experience must have been paid full-time employment (for a minimum of 30 hours a week) and must meet the following requirements:

Alberta rural renewal stream

List of Ineligible Occupations For Alberta PNP Rural Renewal Stream

NOC Code (2016)NOC Skill LevelOccupation
06510Escort Agency Managers, Massage Parlour Managers
4154AProfessional Occupations in Religion
5121AAuthors and Writers
5133AMusicians and Singers
5135AActors and Comedians
5136APainters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists
1227BCourt Officers and Justices of the Peace
3223*BDental Laboratory Bench Workers who do not have certification through College of Dental Technologists of Alberta
4217BOther Religious Occupations
5232BOther Performers, n.e.c.
5244BArtisans and Craftspersons
4411CHome Child Care Providers
4412CHome Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations
6533CCasino Occupations
6564COther Personal Service Occupations
8611DHarvesting Labourers

Alberta PNP Rural Renewal Stream Proof of Funds:

Alberta PNP

Click here for full details on how to apply for Alberta Rural Renewal Stream.


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