Bow Valley College was informed that there have been changes to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) under the Alberta Opportunity Stream.
The AINP is a provincial program which nominates eligible individuals for permanent residence application processing through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The requirements for permanent residency programs may be adjusted without prior notice by government in response to the labor demands across various provinces/territories or on a national level.
For complete details on the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program please check the AINP website. Bow Valley College is committed to reviewing and understanding the concerns and feedback that we have been receiving from learners.
We invite you to review the information below for clarification on a number of points:
1. There have been No Changes to the programs that are Designated Learning Institution approved at Bow Valley College. This means that the Bow Valley College Letter of Acceptance you received is still valid for study permit application. All of our Certificate, Diploma and Post-Diploma/Post-Degree programs remain DLI approved by the provincial and federal governments. Government of Canada, Information on Study Permits.
2. Eligibility for Post-Graduate Work Permit application has not changed. All of our full-time Certificate, Diploma and Post-Diploma/Post-Degree programs remain eligible for application for a Post-Graduate Work Permit. You must meet all eligibility requirements as an individual applicant. Bow Valley College makes every effort to ensure that where possible our programs comply with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s student pathway programs to meet the general eligibility for the Post-Graduate Work Permit. Government of Canada, Eligibility for Post-Graduation Work Permit.
3. If you are interested in understanding possible options to apply for permanent residency status in Canada, through AINP or any of the other available pathways to immigration, you are advised to contact a certified immigration consultant or immigration lawyer. If you believe the AINP revisions affect your current study plan the International Education Department welcomes you to communicate your concerns to our advisors and representatives.