Navigating the Provincial Nomination Process with the Help of Calgary Immigration Lawyers Niren and Associates

Immigrants who would like to move to Canada can now make use of the fast track the application process by applying for a Provincial Nominee Program, such as the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.

Immigrants who would like to move to Canada can now make use of the fast track the application process by applying for a Provincial Nominee Program, such as the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. This program reduces the time needed to obtain a visa as it takes into account the education, work experience and skills of those who can immediately provide an economic contribution to the locality offering the nomination. According to Michael Niren of Niren and Associates , although the Provincial Nominee Program does offer a faster solution for potential immigrants, the key to having the application approved is to make use of an immigration law firm.

Each province or territory establishes guidelines for its Provincial Nominee Program and these guidelines may change without notice. The provincial nomination process is only one step of the overall immigration process also. In addition to being nominated, the potential immigrant must apply with Citizenship and Immigration Canada for permanent residence. A single mistake or omission on either application can lead to extensive delays or an outright rejection of the application.


At this time, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program accepts applications from five categories of workers: employer driven stream, international graduate, semi-skilled worker, family stream and self employed farmer. Each category comes with its own requirements that must be met. An immigration lawyer in Calgary assists potential immigrants in many ways. Not only will the attorney help the immigrant determine which category to file under, he or she helps complete the necessary paperwork and ensures all documentation is included in the application package to prevent delays or a denial.


Anyone interested in working and living in Alberta should look into the PNP program. Alberta is one of the fastest growing provinces in the country, due in large part to cities such as Edmonton and Calgary which are seeing rapid growth. Many foreign workers choose to relocate to this area thanks to the job opportunities to be found in the province. Long term, stable employment is the ultimate goal of the workers and provincial government alike.