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Alberta launches new fast-track immigration program for tech workers

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Alberta has launched a new fast-track immigration program for those who have work experience in technology-related occupations. The Accelerated Tech Pathway, launched on January 13, exclusively targets Express Entry candidates who are eligible under the Alberta Express Entry stream. The province had already started accepting applications for the new program in December.
pnp-finderUnder the Pathway, those candidates who have a job offer from Alberta in an in-demand tech industry occupation can become permanent residents in the province within just six months. Along with priority processing, the candidates will also receive a letter of support from the Government of Alberta if they require a work permit.

Alberta’s technology sectors is growing in a fast pace and in the past few years since 2012, it has witnessed a growth of 233%. The province currently has more than 3000 tech companies, as per the data from the Alberta Enterprise Corporation.

How to apply under Accelerated Tech Pathway

The first and foremost requirement to apply under Accelerated Tech Pathway is to be eligible under the Alberta Express Entry stream. For that, you need to create an Express Entry profile. Then you need to fill out an online form for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program(AINP). In the form, you will have to share information about your Express Entry profile and your tech job in Alberta.

You must already have received a job offer from an Alberta employer or should be working in an Alberta-based company in an eligible occupation. The following occupations are considered to be eligible under this Stream, which are:

Occupation

NOC code

Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services

 

0013

Human resources managers

0112

 

Telecommunication carriers manager

 

0131

Engineering managers

 

0211

Architecture and science managers

0212

 

Computer and information systems managers

0213

Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

0512

 

Corporate sales managers

0601

 

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

1123

 

Human resources professionals

 

1121

Human resources and recruitment officers

 

1223

Civil engineers

2131

 

Mechanical engineers

2132

 

Electrical and electronics engineers

2133

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

2147

 

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

2161

Information systems analysts and consultants

 

2171

  Database analysts and data administrators

2172

Software engineers and designers

2173

 

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

2174

 

Web designers and developers

2175

 

Biological technologists and technicians

2221

 

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

2232

 

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

2233

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2241

Drafting technologists and technicians

2253

Computer network technicians

2281

User support technicians

2282

Information systems testing technicians

2283

Medical laboratory technologists

3211

Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants

3212

Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)

3219

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

4163

Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

5131

Graphic designers and illustrators

5241

Electricians (except industrial and power system)

7241

Industrial electricians

7242

Telecommunications installation and repair workers

7246

 

The candidates will not be able to apply directly under this Stream. Instead, they must receive an invitation from Alberta to apply for provincial nomination. Once they submit the application, Alberta will offer them a nomination within 30 days, if found eligible. They will receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points. They will also receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

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