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:
- A community designation process – community recruits newcomers to meet labour needs and provides an Endorsement of Candidate letter.
- Candidate submits the AAIP application.
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:
- Canadian degree, diploma or certificate from a recognized Canadian post-secondary, technical college or secondary institution,
- A valid Alberta Qualification Certificate or a trade certificate recognized by AIT.
|If your job offer is for TEER 0, 1, 2, 3 (NOC 0, 1, 2 or 3) occupation||Minimum of 5 for each English language skill||Minimum of 5 for each French language skill|
|If your job offer is for TEER 4 or 5 (NOC 4 or 5) occupation||Minimum of 4 for each English language skill||Minimum 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:
List of Ineligible Occupations For Alberta PNP Rural Renewal Stream
|NOC Code (2016)||NOC Skill Level||Occupation|
|0651||0||Escort Agency Managers, Massage Parlour Managers|
|4154||A||Professional Occupations in Religion|
|5121||A||Authors and Writers|
|5133||A||Musicians and Singers|
|5135||A||Actors and Comedians|
|5136||A||Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists|
|1227||B||Court Officers and Justices of the Peace|
|3223*||B||Dental Laboratory Bench Workers who do not have certification through College of Dental Technologists of Alberta|
|4217||B||Other Religious Occupations|
|5232||B||Other Performers, n.e.c.|
|5244||B||Artisans and Craftspersons|
|4411||C||Home Child Care Providers|
|4412||C||Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations|
|6564||C||Other Personal Service Occupations|
Alberta PNP Rural Renewal Stream Proof of Funds:
Click here for full details on how to apply for Alberta Rural Renewal Stream.
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