Introduction to Alberta
Alberta is one of Canada’s most economically and socially dynamic provinces. Located in Western Canada, the province has a rapidly growing economy, based in large part on its vast natural resources. Home to two of Canada’s largest cities, Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta is the most populous of the country’s three ‘prairie provinces’. It is also renowned as one of the most beautiful parts of North America, with famous national parks such as Banff and Jasper.
Population – Approx. 3.6 million
Capital – Edmonton
Temperature – (Daily Maximums) July: 23, January: -2
Destinations – Calgary, Edmonton
- ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
- BOW VALLEY COLLEGE
- GRANDE PRAIRIE REGIONAL COLLEGE
- KEYANO COLLEGE
- LAKELAND COLLEGE
- LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE
- MEDICINE HAT COLLEGE
- NORQUEST COLLEGE
- NORTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NAIT)
- NORTHERN LAKES COLLEGE
- OLDS COLLEGE
- PORTAGE COLLEGE
- RED DEER COLLEGE
- SAIT POLYTECHNIC
- THE KING’S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
- THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE
- UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
- UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
Other Reasons to Select This Province
The Alberta Transfer Program
Established over 30 years ago, the Alberta Transfer Program allows students to undertake studies at one school and then transfer seamlessly to another. This means an easier 2nd or 3rd year admission to some of the most competitive universities in the country. It also allows for students to obtain multiple degrees and – in many cases – quicker immigration to Canada.
Subsidized Education for Minor Children
If you are studying in a longer-term academic program in an Alberta College or University, your children are eligible for public school subsidies. This can save each minor child and their parents over $10,000 in fees per year.
The AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program) Post-Graduate Worker Category
This Provincial Nominee sub-category is open to students who have graduated from a 1 year program in an eligible Alberta institution and are working in the province with a post-graduation work permit. No work permit is required.
The AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program) International Graduate Category
This Provincial Nominee sub-category is open to students who have graduated from a 1 year program in an eligible Canadian institution and are working in the province with a post-graduation work permit. A full-time, permanent job offer is required and both employer and applicant must be approved before submitting an application.