Alberta business immigration visa provides a pathway for entrepreneurs, investors, business owners, and self-employed individuals to permanently live and work in Canada. The program facilitates business immigration to Canada to those planning to start a new, or buy an existing business in Alberta, Canada.
There are multiple streams under the Alberta business immigration visa. Holders of a visa in any of these streams are able to stay in Canada permanently.
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is an immigration pathway created for foreign nationals who want to live and work in Alberta. The government of Alberta through AINP selects highly skilled and talented workers who possess the skills and abilities to fill labor shortages in the province.
The AINP accepts applications under the Opportunity Alberta stream and under the Express Entry system. The province also operates one business program- the Self-employed Farmer stream.
Self-Employed Farmer Stream
Alberta Self-Employed Farmer stream is a sub-category under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), operated by the province of Alberta. The business visa stream is aimed at inviting experienced farm owners and operators who want to run a farm in Alberta.
Eligible applicants who successfully grab the nomination via the Alberta Self-employed Farmer Stream will be invited to apply for a Canadian permanent residence.
The program does not require you have an active Express Entry profile, all you need is an extensive farm management experience to apply for the stream.
A candidate must go through the following steps in order to apply for the Self-Employed Farmer Stream:
There is no fee for the Self-employed Farmer Stream as well as other AINP streams
As far as processing time is concerned, there is no processing time as such for the applications to be reviewed. There are multiple factors that might affect your application. For example- completeness of documents, eligibility, wrong information, etc.
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