December 5, 2008

AINP Family Stream Pointers

AINP Family Stream is one of the Provincial Nominee Program that you may apply for in case you are not eligible under the new Federal Skilled Worker Class. To avoid delay and hopefully to increase that chances of your approval, here are some pointers.

Sponsor's Proff of Residence in Alberta
The Sponsor must have been residing in Alberta for the past two years to be considered eligible. To establish this, provide supporting documents like mortgage documents or utility bills received by the Sponsor at their Alberta address two years ago.

Minimum Funds Required for Settlement
The funds required for the Candidate to settle in Alberta are in addition to the assets of the Sponsor.

The minimum funds required for the Candidate and their family to settle in Alberta is CAD $10,000 for the Candidate, plus CAD $2,000 for each accompanying dependent. The funds must be in accessible in recognized financial institution, and may be in the name of the Sponsor, the Candidate or the Candidate's Spouse.

For applicants from the Philippines looking recognized Canadian Financial institution, try HSBC.

Language Ability
The Candidate and their Spouse must demonstrate language proficiency in either English or French. They basis for language assessment for English is International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and or Test d'Evaluation de Francais (TEF) for French.

You may submit your application even if you don't have the official assessment result as long as proof of registration (schedule of examination) is included and that the result is sent to AINP Office immediately upon completion.

Sponsorship History
If your Sponsor have previously sponsored and or co-signed an individual under the Citizenship and Immigration Canada - Family Class, you must also provide copy of Permanent Resident Card, Record of Landing (IMM 1000), or Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292) of the family member previously sponsored by your Sponsor.