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Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

The Alberta Farm Stream is designed to attract experienced farmers who plan to establish or purchase and manage a farming business in Alberta.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements must be met if you are applying to Alberta Farm Stream:

1- Farm Management Skills

You must prove that you have farm management skills.

Proof of this may include, but is not limited to:

  • Financial documentation of an existing farm business
  • Documentation of education, training and work experience
  • A proposed business plan for the farming enterprise you are considering in Alberta

2- Endorsement from a Canadian Financial Institution

You must provide proof that a Canadian financial institution is willing to finance your proposed farming business.

For business plans that do not require funding from a Canadian lender, you must supply a letter from a financial institution indicating they have reviewed your business plans and financials.

3- Net Worth

You must have net worth of at least $500,000 CAD or confirmation of the ability to access to a similar amount of funds from other sources.

Applicants may be required to show the ability to invest more than the minimum.

You must provide an accountant prepared statement showing you have the required minimum net worth in unencumbered Canadian funds.

4- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the Alberta Farm Stream if:

  • You are a temporary foreign worker working and residing in a province other than Alberta.
  • You are an international student studying in Canada, including students doing co-op work placements or internships as part of their study program.
  • You are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.

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ALBERTA FARMING BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS

In order to qualify as an eligible farming business under the Farm Stream, you must have an intention to set-up a farming business in Alberta that meets the following criteria:

1- Business Investment

You must invest a minimum of $500,000 CAD into a primary production farming business in Alberta. You may be required to show the ability to invest more than the minimum.

2- Type of Business

Applications representing the best opportunity for growth relevant to Alberta's agri-food targets will be given priority.

WHAT STEPS SHOULD YOU TAKE?

Step 1: Submit a Business Plan

If you have all the above requirements, before submitting a complete application you must send your business plan to [email protected].

As part of this assessment of your business plan, you must complete an interview with representatives of the Alberta Government to determine your eligibility under the AAIP. Interviews may be conducted by phone or video conference.

If your business plan is approved, you will receive a Ministerial Recommendation Letter along with information on how to apply to the AAIP.

Step 2: Get a Bank Endorsement

You must provide proof that a Canadian financial institution is willing to finance your proposed farming business.

For business plans that do not require funding from a Canadian lender, you must supply a letter from a financial institution indicating they have reviewed your business plans and financials.

Step 3: Submit Application to AAIP

If you receive the Ministerial Recommendation Letter, you may submit your application by providing the application forms, all supporting documentation and application fee.  You need to submit your complete file by mail.

You must send your original complete application package by registered mail or courier.

You will receive an email from the AAIP confirming that your file has been received. This will include your AAIP file number.

If your application is approved, you will become a Provincial Nominee and get a nomination package by email.

If your application is declined, you may be eligible to submit a request for reconsideration.

AAIP Application
Mail the application to:
Farm Stream
Alberta Advantage Immigration Program
Government of Alberta
Suite 940, ATB Place North Tower
10025 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J1S6
Official Program Guide:
immilib.com/AF-Guide
AAIP Application Fee:
$500
Processing Time:
immilib.com/AB-PT
Document Checklist:
immilib.com/AF-Doc
Contact:
780-6382843, 780-6447534
[email protected]

Step 4: Apply for Permanent Residence

If you are nominated by the Province of Alberta, then your next step is to submit a complete application for a permanent resident visa within six (6) months (➨Page).

You must submit your application using the IRCC Permanent Residence Portal (PR Portal) (➨ immilib.com/PR-Portal).

If your application is complete, you will receive a letter or an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This letter is called the Acknowledge of Receipt (AOR) and will include your IRCC file number.
Once you have received your acknowledgement of receipt, you can create an online account and link your application to it. By creating an account, you will be able to receive email updates and a more detailed case status.

Step 5: Landing in Canada

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven't already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada’ (➨page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.

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