On December 21, 2020, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) released the year's final nomination statistics. Since December 8, Alberta issued the last 12 nominations, reaching the reduced 4,000 nomination certificates threshold. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney decided to limit the number of nominations from the initial 6,250 to only 4,000 in response to high unemployment in Alberta, which resulted from the COVID-19. At the same time, AINP will keep assessing applications and will renew nominations issuance in January 2021. Currently, AINP received 2,350 applications in the Alberta Opportunity Stream and 15 Expressions of Interest (EOI) in the Alberta Express Entry Stream, waiting for the eligibility assessment.