AINP- International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream
What is AINP- International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream?
The International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream (IGEIS) is targeted for qualified international graduates from outside of Canada who want to launch innovative and start-up businesses in Alberta. The nominees can apply for permanent residence to the Government of Canada – IRCC.
What are the requirements of the IGEIS?
Requirement for IGEIS.
|Education||Have completed at least 2 years of full-time education from a designated post-secondary institution in Alberta, resulting in a degree or diploma and a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP)|
|Work Permit||Have a PGWP valid for at least 2 years at the time of the submission of Expression of Interest (EOI)|
|Language||Minimum English at CLB 7 or French NCLC 7 for each language skill|
|Business Establishment||Must establish a new business or buy an existing business in Alberta with a minimum 34% ownership. The proposed business type must not be on the list of ineligible businesses. For detailed information, please contact Springwind Immigration Consulting Service at 647-869-6678|
|Work Experience||Have a minimum of 6 months of full-time work experience that can be a combination of actively managing or owning the business or equivalence. Equivalence include experience with a business incubator or business accelerator, or completion of entrepreneurship program courses. For detailed information, please contact Springwind Immigration Consulting Service at 647-869-6678|
The following adaptability factors will greatly increase the chance of receiving a Request to submit Business Application:
|Economic benefit||Can provide economic benefit to Alberta though: job creation, economic sector, business location (e.g., rural), business succession, investment, developed intellectual property, partnership or support from business incubator/accelerator, venture capital or angel investor|
|Age||21 to 49 years|
|Spouse||Your spouse or common-law partner has at least one of the following:
|Alberta relative||You, or your spouse or common-law partner, have one or more relatives living full-time in Alberta. Relatives include parent, step-parent, child, step-child, siblings, step-siblings.|
The AINP is currently accepting Expression of Interests (EOI) under the IGEIS. The information provided in the EOI, the Business Proposal Summary and Net Worth Worksheet will be assessed, and points will be awarded by the AINP based on the IGEIS Points Grid. Alberta may select candidates with the highest-ranking points and invite them to submit a Business Application.
IGEIS Point Grid
|Business establishment factors (75 points)|
|Business Management or Ownership Experience or equivalent (Mandatory requirement) (Maximum of 15 points)||6 months (mandatory minimum)||5|
|> 1 year||15|
|Economic Benefit (Maximum of 40 points)||Economic development sector (e.g. energy; agriculture; technology/data/telecom/ aviation/aerospace; financial services/fintech)||15|
|Job Creation (max 15 points)|
|Rural (outside Edmonton and Calgary Census Metropolitan Areas)||5|
|Total Business Investment(Maximum of 20 points)||$25,000 or less||5|
|$25,001 to $50,000||10|
|$50,001 to $75,000||15|
|Human Capital Factors (25 points)|
|Language(Mandatory requirement)(Maximum of 15 points)||Proficiency in English or French|
|Alberta Education(Mandatory requirement) (Maximum of 10 points)||Bachelor’s degree or a 2-year Diploma (Mandatory minimum)||5|
|2 or more degree or diplomas||7|
|Master’s degree or higher||10|
|Adaptability factors (25 points)|
|Age (Maximum of 5 points)||21 to 49 years||5|
|Spouse/common-law characteristics (Maximum of 10 points)||Your spouse/ common-law partner has one or more of the following:
||10(if one or more characteristics are met)|
|Alberta relatives (Maximum of 10 points)||Relatives are defined as parent, step-parent, child, step-child, sibling, step-sibling of candidate or spouse /common-law partner||10|
You must provide various documents to support your application. Springwind Immigration professional team will help you to complete the complicated application process. You can reach us by ways of: