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Hello everyone! UofA (officially) grants AB IP-status to those who have lived in AB for 12 consecutive months prior to the start of classes, but does this status "expire" if you have to move to another province after completing the 12 months? I have already talked with Admissions but the answer was rather vague so I am wondering if any of you have had personal experience with such situations where you had to relocate to another province afterwards?

UofC makes it sound like IP-status does not expire, considering one gains it by "living for 2 consecutive years in AB since 15 years of age".

Thanks!

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2 hours ago, Med&Coffee said:

but does this status "expire" if you have to move to another province after completing the 12 months?

Yes it would expire unless you're a full time student somewhere else and come back for the summers. I quote the necessary bit below.

"*A resident of Alberta is defined as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant) who has been continuously resident in the Province of Alberta, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut for at least one year immediately before the first day of classes of the term for which admission is sought. The one-year residence period shall not be considered broken where the admission committee is satisfied that the applicant was temporarily out of the province on vacation, in short-term employment, or as a full-time student. Applicants on study permit cannot establish residence during a period as a full-time student in an Alberta secondary or post-secondary institution because a stay under study permit is considered to be a visiting period."

https://calendar.ualberta.ca/content.php?catoid=33&navoid=9825#residence_requirements

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38 minutes ago, zoxy said:

Yes it would expire unless you're a full time student somewhere else and come back for the summers. I quote the necessary bit below.

"*A resident of Alberta is defined as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant) who has been continuously resident in the Province of Alberta, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut for at least one year immediately before the first day of classes of the term for which admission is sought. The one-year residence period shall not be considered broken where the admission committee is satisfied that the applicant was temporarily out of the province on vacation, in short-term employment, or as a full-time student. Applicants on study permit cannot establish residence during a period as a full-time student in an Alberta secondary or post-secondary institution because a stay under study permit is considered to be a visiting period."

https://calendar.ualberta.ca/content.php?catoid=33&navoid=9825#residence_requirements

Thank you, that is what I thought and it logically makes sense. Though UofC makes it sound as if it does not expire, which is strange

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16 hours ago, Med&Coffee said:

Though UofC makes it sound as if it does not expire, which is strange

It wouldn't expire for UofC. They have different definitions for IP status. The Alberta schools each has its own definition for IP status. It doesn't make sense why two schools that get the same funding from the same provincial government would have different definitions for IP status but they do.

So it's possible to maintain IP for UofC indefinitely from having lived there for two years after high school even if those two years are now 10 years ago, while UofA only cares about the immediate year before starting your program.

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21 hours ago, zoxy said:

It wouldn't expire for UofC. They have different definitions for IP status. The Alberta schools each has its own definition for IP status. It doesn't make sense why two schools that get the same funding from the same provincial government would have different definitions for IP status but they do.

So it's possible to maintain IP for UofC indefinitely from having lived there for two years after high school even if those two years are now 10 years ago, while UofA only cares about the immediate year before starting your program.

That is what I thought, Thank you for your reply!

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