Additional Changes to AINP
Recently, Alberta Government in collaboration with the Government of Canada proceeded with further adjustments of the AINP program requirements. As of November 1, 2018 the income threshold has been removed and the language requirements have been adjusted for people applying to the Alberta Opportunity Stream. The Government of Canada will continue to determine whether candidates nominated by Alberta are able to support themselves and their families over the long term.
Thus, effective November 1, 2018, changes have been made to the planned increases to language requirements.
As of January 1, 2020:
- if you are working in a NOC 0, A or B occupation, you must meet a minimum of CLB 5 for each English or French language skill at the time of application;
- if you are working in a NOC C or
D occupation, there are no planned changes to language requirements. The minimum of CLB 4 for each English or French language skill at the time of application will continue to apply.