Applicants that wish to live and work in the Brooks Newell Region, must meet a series of criteria, receive a bona fide offer from an eligible employer, get endorsed by the Brooks Newell Region, and apply using the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program portal.
Prior to applying for an employment opportunity, candidates are encouraged to review, understand and ensure they meet all eligibility requirements under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. There are requirements for Job Experience, Education, Language, Financial Security, etc. and those that do not meet the eligibility will not progress through the program. Candidates that are currently living in Canada are only eligible if they have legal status in Canada.
Once a candidate is confident they meet the eligibility requirements, they may apply for employment. Employment opportunities are are listed here and applications must be made directly to the employer.
Once you receive a bona fide job offer from an employer, your employer will present the job offer to the Brooks Newell Region Workforce Development Committee to receive endorsement. The Committee will review the job offer and prioritize candidates for endorsement who are most likely to successfully settle and remain residing in the Region. The Committee may limit the number of recommendations issued by NOC (2016) group or occupation, or by employer.
Upon receiving an Endorsement of Candidate letter from the Brooks Newell Region, the candidate can then submit their application through the AAIP Portal. There is a non-refundable application fee for this stream. The application will be reviewed and the candidate will be notified by the Government of Alberta if they are eligible for nomination. At the time your application is submitted and at the time the AAIP assesses your application, you must intend to and be able to work, reside, and settle in the Brooks Newell Region.
AFTER THE NOMINATION IS ACCEPTED
While the permanent residency application is being processed, the candidate can request a 204(c) Letter of Support to apply for a temporary work permit to start working in the designated community.