From: Alberta – AINP Updates and Changes
As of November 1, 2018 the income threshold requirement was removed, this means that applicants are not required to meet the minimum income threshold to be eligible for nomination under the Alberta Opportunity Stream but will need to meet all other criteria that were in place at the time that of application. After candidates have been nominated, the federal government will determine whether candidates are able to support themselves and their families over the long term.
Regarding the language requirement, effective November 1, 2018, changes have been made to the planned increases to language requirements.
- People working in National Occupational Classification (NOC) C and D jobs can continue to apply with a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 4 – there are no longer any planned increases to the language requirement for people working in NOCs C and D jobs.
- People working in National Occupational Classification 0, A and B jobs can continue to apply with a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 4 until January
1, 2020. As of January 1, 2020, these candidates will be required to have a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 5.