Alberta AINP introduces new portal, online processes and fees

Starting October 1, 2020, with the exception of Self-Employed Farmer Stream candidates, all candidates for Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) can apply online using the AINP online portal. Alberta Express Entry Stream candidates must receive authorization from the AINP to access the portal.

According to AINP, the AINP portal was designed to make the application for candidates easy. Candidates receive tips on how to enter data, a customized list of documents and can save a draft application to complete at a later date. The system does an initial assessment on eligibility, and ensures that candidates who clearly do not meet basic criteria do not waste time and money submitting an application.

Check out the new AINP Portal.

AINP Online Portal Application fees


All applications submitted using the AINP online portal on or after October 1, 2020 are subject to a $500 processing fee. The application fee is non-refundable once an application has been submitted. The fee covers the cost of processing the application and is required whether a nomination certificate is issued or not.

Alberta Opportunity and Express Entry streams

Candidates who submitted an Alberta Opportunity Stream and Express Entry Stream application by mail on or before October 1, 2020 do not have to pay the processing fee.

Self-Employed Farmer Stream

You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.

The introduction of an application fee has changed the process for applying to the Self-Employed Farmer Stream. Candidates submitting to this stream by mail on or before October 1, 2020 do not have to pay the processing fee. Applications mailed after October 1, 2020 must pay the fee.

Post-decision services and fees


All requests for post-decision services must now be emailed.

The AINP is now charging a fee for post-decision services, including requests for reconsideration, nomination extensions and nominee requests for 204(c) Letters of Support.

All fees are to be paid on the AINP online portal.

Requests for services emailed on or after October 1, 2020, including requests for reconsideration, nomination extensions and nominee requests for 204(c) Letters of Support, are subject to a $100 service fee.

204(c) Letters of Support will no longer be issued with a nomination and must be requested by the nominee. Nominees who have a written request from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a 204(c) Letter of Support do not need to pay the service fee.

The fee covers the cost of processing your request and is required even if it is determined you are not eligible to have your decision reconsidered or that you are not eligible to receive a nomination extension or 204(c) Letter of Support. Refunds will only be provided for requests for reconsideration where the original decision to decline an application is overturned. All other service fees are non-refundable.

Changes to COVID-19 measures

AINP has made some changes to several of its temporary COVID-19 application and processing adjustments. For more information, see AINP – Changes due to COVID-19.

Application updates now submitted by email

All candidates, including those who applied by mail, will now be sending their application updates by email. This includes informing the AINP about:

  • corrections or updates to information or documents in an application
  • updates to employment status, immigration status, contact information, family composition
  • updates to use of a third party representative
  • application withdrawal

Using the AINP Online Portal

With the AINP online portal, an eligible candidate is able to apply to AINP online, review status and update information for their online application.

Please note the portal is only available to the Candidate of the application.


  • You must meet all eligibility criteria for AINP program before you apply on the AINP online portal.
  • Your application will be declined if you do not meet the criteria.
  • The AINP is not obligated to assess/process any applications. Applications to the AINP are treated as an Expression of Interest (EOI), and as such, will be processed according to quality of the application (completeness, eligibility), labour market information, occupational supply and demand forecasting, AINP application volumes, and/or any other factors at the AINP’s discretion. By submitting an application to the AINP you acknowledge and agree that your application may not be processed in the order received, or at all. Further, the decision to assess / process any particular application, and the outcome of any such assessment / processing, is at the AINP’s sole discretion.

To access the AINP Portal, you will be using a system known as MyAlberta Digital ID.

What is MyAlberta Digital ID?

Individuals can use the MyAlberta Digital ID systems to identify themselves to the provincial government. The accounts created in these systems provides Individuals with their own unique online identity. It is free to create and gives you access to many different online government programs and services from different departments.


What if I already have a MyAlberta Digital ID?
If you already have a MyAlberta Digital ID, click the “Get Started” button below and you will be able to log in using the information you normally use.

What if I do not have a MyAlberta Digital ID?
If you do not have a MyAlberta Digital ID, please read the instructions below and click the “Get Started” button:

  • You will first need to create a MyAlberta Digital ID
  • Click the “Get Started” button below and then click on “Create Account”
  • You will be guided through the process of creating a new MyAlberta Digital ID account
  • You will receive a confirmation email. Click on the link provided to return to the login page. You will be asked to login using your new account in order to activate it.
  • Return to this page and click the “Get Started” button below to log in with your new account

Get Started to create MyAlberta Digital ID

The applying candidate is the authorized owner of the portal account and they are responsible for maintaining accurate and current information in the portal at all times. Family members and authorized representatives cannot access the portal.

You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.