Alberta Expedites Provincial Nominations for Canada Express Entry Candidates

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On January 13, the immigration minister of Alberta province, Tyler Shandro, announced a new Accelerated Tech Pathway. Under its Provincial Nominee Program, Alberta is now introducing a new fast-track immigration program for tech workers. Canada Express Entry candidates who work in tech may be its largest beneficiaries.

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Alberta had already begun accepting applications to the new program in December. In order to be eligible, tech professionals, on-shore or off-shore, need to have a profile in Canada Express Entry system

Under this new pathway, tech professionals, especially Engineers from across Canada and overseas can become permanent residents in as little as six months. 

You need to have a job offer in an in-demand tech industry occupation in Alberta

This is a good avenue for Canada Express Entry candidates to receive provincial nominations in a quick time. Since 2012, Alberta’s tech sector has grown 233 per cent, as per the latest Alberta Technology Deal Flow Study. The business climate in Alberta is supportive as more than 3,000 technology companies are flourishing in the province.

Get in touch with our expert consultants to match your work skills in Canada and determine your eligibility for immigration. 

How to Apply for Accelerated Tech Pathway under Alberta Provincial Nominee Program? 

The Provincial Nominee Program offers the second-best alternative pathway to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Follow two simple steps to qualify for this new provincial pathway for Canada PR in quick time: 

STEP1: Register a profile in Canada Express Entry system

Express Entry is an application database for three federal immigration programs: the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program. After qualifying for any one of the programs, you will be able to proceed with Accelerated Tech Pathway from Alberta. 

The new pathway under Alberta Provincial Nominee Program requires Express Entry candidates to have a job offer, or be currently working for an Alberta-based company in an eligible occupation. The list of eligible occupations are listed below in order of their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code:

  • 0211 Engineering managers
  • 0213 Computer and information systems managers
  • 2131 Civil engineers
  • 2132 Mechanical engineers
  • 2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
  • 2147 Computer engineers 
  • 2173 Software engineers and designers
Administrators & Academicians
  • 0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
  • 0131 Telecommunication carriers manager
  • 0601 Corporate sales managers
  • 0112 Human resources managers
  • 1121 Human resources professionals
  • 1223 Human resources and recruitment officers
  • 2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
  • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • 2221 Biological technologists and technicians
  • 2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • 0212 Architecture and science managers
  • 0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
  • 1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
  • 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • 2175 Web designers and developers

STEP2: Apply for Canada Immigration

Upon successful completion, your profile enters the nomination pool of eligible candidates to receive provincial nominations. Based on regular nomination draws, Alberta invites selected applications for provincial nominations. You cannot use a nomination under a different AINP stream to apply.

Once invited, you will then get 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points added to your Canada Express Entry score. While the nomination does not guarantee your permanent residency status in Canada, it can boost you to the top of the Express Entry pool. 

Based on a fortnightly nomination draw held by the federal department – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) – you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in an Express Entry draw for permanent residency.

Take this free online assessment to know your eligibility.

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