If you are an international graduate from any Alberta post-secondary institution with a plan to establish your business in Alberta, you are qualified for the Alberta PNP International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream (IGEIS). Qualified graduate entrepreneurs can apply for permanent residency in Canada.
Basic requirements for this program include education, work permit, language, business establishment and work experience. You might gain plus points if you have adaptability factors like business succession, investment, job creation, developed intellectual property or your age is between 21-49.
If your spouse has one-year continuous employment or has completed two years of full-time study at a post-secondary institution in Alberta, it will increase your chances.
IGEIS works by a points grid, so the more points you collect, the higher are your chances of being selected. Make sure you have all the documents ready well before the deadline.
For those qualified international graduates from Alberta post-secondary institutions who want to establish or operate a business in Alberta to apply for permanent residence.Source: Alberta Immigration
To be eligible for this stream, candidates must meet the following criteria:
This a 7 step process which you must follow :
The AINP is currently accepting Expression of Interests (EOI) under the IGEIS. The information that you provide in the EOI, including the Business Proposal Summary and Net Worth Worksheet will be assessed. Points will be awarded by the AINP based on the IGEIS Points Grid.Source: Alberta Immigration
The AINP uses an updated online system to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) and Business Applications. You will need to submit the following documents:
Basic documents of you and your spouse (if applicable)
(The AINP accepts only the following designated language assessments: (CELPIP) (IELTS), or Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) or Canada, or Test de connaissance du français (TCF) Canada
Upload all your Alberta post-secondary degree and diplomas. Length of the program must be at least two years.
Upload any entrepreneurship program certificate, diploma or degree and/or transcripts listing applicable courses you have done
Upload all licenses, registration and certification documents required to work in your occupation in Alberta
The first step here is to upload your complete business plan. Your business plan must be based on the business proposal summary that you uploaded with your EOI. Verify that you are submitting the same copy of your business plan to the AINP that you submitted to the QSP for evaluation.
Upload your Business Plan Evaluation Report. Make sure your Business Plan Evaluation Report must be prepared by an AINP approved QSP. Refer to the AINP website for more information on QSP.
To rectify that you have work experience, upload reference letter(s) for your Business Ownership, Management, Business Incubator or Business Accelerator experience.
Reference letters, income certificates from your current employer and other supporting documents are also to be uploaded.
Complete, signed and dated
Again, must be complete, signed and datedSource: Alberta Immigration
Once you are nominated for the International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream, there are several things to consider: