Good news for immigrants as a recent study finds increased demand in certain Alberta occupations, fueled by labour shortage due to COVID.
As a part of a government measure to analyze the impact of COVID-19 related restrictions on each province/territory, we focus on the increased opportunity for aspirants immigrants to take advantage of the labour shortage demand in Alberta.
Here we have summarised the top 12 in-demand occupations in Alberta that could fuel more immigrants to apply for provincial nominations, leading to permanent residency.
|Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)||Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers (NOC 1228)||Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171)|
|Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)||Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)||Construction inspectors (NOC 2264)|
|Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors (NOC 3011)||Pharmacists (NOC 3131)||Family, marriage and other related counsellors (NOC 4153)|
|Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers (NOC 4165)||Social and community service workers (NOC 4212)||Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers (NOC 7205|
Among the top 12 in-demand occupations in Alberta, tech-based occupations like Computer and information systems managers, Software engineers and designers, Database analysts and data administrators, Information systems analysts and consultants are mostly employer-based immigration programs. However, interested candidates can immigrate to Canada based on their previous work experience and then look out for jobs in the local market.
The healthcare-based occupations would mostly require foreign aspirants to undergo bridge programs before they could qualify to work in Canada. Mount Royal University is expanding its Bridge to Canadian Nursing program to train more international nurses. The 10 to 14-month-long programs will allow guide international immigrants on the path to begin practising in Alberta.
Most immigration aspirants prefer to gain a graduation certificate from any Canadian institution. This helps them obtain the mandatory “Canadian experience” to obtain Canada PR. It helps them qualify for Canada PR in less than 6 years from the time they first received their study permit.
While the federal government provides an interactive online tool to benefit job seekers to view the trends in their own occupations of interest, you can meet our immigration lawyers to get customized information depending on your job profile.
Immigration Options to Alberta
|You do not necessarily need a job offer to apply for Canadian immigration, however, skilled work experience goes a long way toward an immigration application and increases your earning potential.|
Canadian immigration is simple and less complicated than most other countries. The federal government runs three high-skilled-based work programs, managed by the Express Entry system. One may stand a chance to obtain permanent residence in Canada by getting nominated to apply under Express Entry.
Express Entry manages the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skills Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Canada has kept these streams active as Express Entry-managed programs are expected to account for 108,500 new permanent residents in 2021.
Another significant option to qualify for Canadian immigration is through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) popularly nominated eligible immigrant aspirants to apply for provincial nominations through:
- Alberta Express Entry Stream,
- Alberta Opportunity Stream,
AINP is known to hold regular nomination draws inviting eligible candidates to apply for provincial nominations. Upon receiving a successful provincial nomination, such candidates are assured of permanent residency invitation in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
Take this free assessment online to check your eligibility.
Contact CanApprove to get started with Canadian immigration today!