Police Officers in Alberta Now Have Access to Permanent Residency Pathway

In an effort to increase the number of law enforcement recruits, Alberta introduces a new permanent residency track for police officers under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program.

Foreign nationals hoping to become police officers in Canada will soon have access to a new permanent residence immigration program under Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP

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As to the update on the AAIP website, “We are creating a new pathway for law enforcement under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) to help Alberta’s police services meet their recruitment objectives for public protection and address crime.”

To qualify, applicants must meet all Express Entry requirements and obtain a job offer from an Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police member. The following jobs are eligible for this new pathway:

• Police personnel, both commissioned and non-commissioned, as well as associated public protection services
• Investigators in the police force and other investigative fields
• specialized jobs in law enforcement

The Alberta Police Services’ foreign recruiting initiatives are a critical priority for this administration, and we are dedicated to supporting them,” the AAIP highlights.

The new pathway’s specifics are still being worked out, but its goal is to draw in highly qualified foreign law enforcement personnel to support the province’s legal system.

TD Economics predicts that the completion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline will propel a 2.1% increase in the province’s GDP this year, indicating that Alberta is likewise well-positioned for economic growth. Although per capita consumption is likely to have slightly decreased, employment in Alberta is predicted to expand by 2.9%, stimulating consumer expenditure.

57,585 new permanent residents arrived in Alberta last year. The most recent data available from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that 57,585 new permanent residents were welcomed into Alberta last year, representing a roughly 16.3% increase in permanent immigration.

Furthermore, Alberta obtained 20,415 temporary foreign workers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and 59,995 temporary foreign workers under the International Mobility Program (IMP). International students were also granted 41,950 study licenses by the province.

Through Canada’s two-tier immigration system, foreign nationals may find Alberta an appealing choice given the predicted economic development. This system comprises paths such as the PNPs of the ten Canadian provinces, the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program, and the Federal Skilled Trades (FST) program.

Applications for skilled workers are invited through Alberta’s Advanced Apprenticeship and Pathway Program (AAIP) under many streams, such as the Alberta Opportunity Stream, the Accelerated Tech Pathway Express Entry scheme, and the Rural Renewal Stream. The Farm Stream, Graduate Entrepreneur Stream, Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream, and Rural Entrepreneur Stream are the other four business programs run by the AAIP.
Immigration Through AAIP Is A Two-Step Process Those who are interested in the AAIP must first submit an application to the provincial administration for nomination. They can then apply to the federal government for permanent residency if they are nominated.

The goal of the Alberta Opportunity Stream is to make the application process easier, shorten wait times, and make the system more equitable for both businesses and candidates. Through recurring drawings, the Express Entry Stream enables Alberta to propose eligible applicants from the federal Express Entry pool.

Employers in selected rural towns in Alberta that have extended employment offers to candidates are the focus of the Rural Renewal Stream. The Farm Stream is looking for candidates who have the financial means to invest in agricultural enterprises and farm management expertise. It is run in partnership with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

While the Graduate Entrepreneur Stream targets international graduates from post-secondary schools in Alberta, the Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream is intended for foreign-educated graduates who want to launch firms in the province.

In contrast to several provinces, the AAIP provides a list of vocations that are ineligible rather than favoring candidates based on particular occupations. Notifications of Interest (NOI) are periodically disseminated by the AAIP, encouraging applicants to submit an application for nomination under the Express Entry stream. The specifics of each draw are usually made public around one month following the draw date.