International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream

International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream

International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream - Alberta

This category is specifically for International graduates of Alberta post-secondary institutions, colleges and universities can apply for permanent residence.

Applicant should have at least two years of full-time education with the one of designated post-secondary Alberta, resulting in a degree or diploma. After completion of a program of study, an applicant must require to be on a Post-Graduation Work Permit(PGWP).

PGWP should valid for at least 2 years at the time of Expression of Interest (EOI) submission…



  • Have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7 for each English or French language.
  • Must establish a new business or buy an existing business in Alberta with a minimum of 34% of ownership. An applicant can choose business partners, but they must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • Must have a minimum of 6 months of full-time work experience that can be in the combination of actively managing or owning the business or equivalencies. Equivalencies include experience with a business incubator or business accelerator or completion of entrepreneurship program courses.

Approved post-secondary institution (PSI) entrepreneur programs and suggestions for work experience equivalencies may include:

  • Aboriginal Entrepreneurship
  • Artisan Entrepreneurship
  • Culinary Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Business Administration – Innovation and Entrepreneurship

AINP assess the application against the eligibility criteria and EOI Points will be verified for the nomination. An applicant is allowed to apply for Permanent residency within 6 months of nomination.