• Alberta Self employed Farmer

Alberta Self employed Farmer

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) can nominate individual farm owner/operators who want to immigrate, purchase and manage a farming business in Alberta.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the requirements listed below to be eligible to apply under the Alberta Self-employed Farmer Stream:

  • Have farm management skills shown by proof of existing farm business, education and training.
  • Proposed farming business plan with support of a Canadian financial institution.
  • Be able to invest a minimum of C$ 500,000 in a farming business in Alberta.
  • Invest in primary production farming business in Alberta.
Alberta Self employed Farmer

Alberta Self employed Farmer

The Process

  • Step 1:

    Submission of a complete application to Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.

  • Step 2:

    Following a thorough assessment, the AARD forwards the application to AINP. As part of this assessment, the applicant will be required to attend an in-person interview.

  • Step 3:

    Following a thorough assessment, the AINP nominates successful candidates.

  • Step 4:

    Making a separate application to the Government of Canada for permanent resident visas.

  • Step 5:

    Medical and security examinations and issuance of permanent resident visas.


AINP Application Fee: No fee

Federal Processing Fee: C$ 550 for each person 19 years and over, C$ 550 for each child

Right of Permanent Residence Fee: C$ 490 for main applicant, C$ 490 for spouse

Free Canada Immigration Assessment

Fill out the following simple free Questionnaire. We will assess your eligibility based on more than 60 different Canadian immigration programs and send you the result within 48 hours!

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