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Accelerated Tech Pathway

Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway

Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway is a fast-track immigration program for tech workers. Launched in January 2022, the program allows tech workers from both inside and outside Canada apply for permanent residence and obtain the same within just six months.

To be eligible under the program, the candidates must have job offer in an in-demand tech industry occupation. To those who have been selected under program, the government of Alberta also offers a letter of support, if they require a work permit to work in Alberta until their permanent residence application is processed.

The Accelerated Tech Pathway is aligned to Alberta’s Express Entry stream. So, only those candidates who already have an Express Entry profile will be considered under the program. Before applying under the pathway, candidates must make sure that they have eligible level of work experience in any one of the 38 eligible occupations under Accelerated Tech Pathway.

A positive factor about Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway is that no language or minimum education requirements are listed for this pathway.

Eligible Occupations under Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway

00012 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
10011 Human resources managers
10022 Advertising, marketing and public relations manager
10030 Telecommunication carriers manager
11200 Human resources professionals
11202 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
12101 Human resources and recruitment officers
20010 Engineering managers
20011 Architecture and science managers
20012 Computer and information systems managers
21210 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
21211 Data scientists
21220 Cyber security specialists
21221 Business system specialists
21222 Information systems specialists
21233 Web designers
21223 Database analysts and data administrators
21231 Software engineers and designers
21230 Computer systems developers and programmers
21232 Software developers and programmers
21234 Web developers and programmers
21300 Civil engineers
21301 Mechanical engineers
21310 Electrical and electronics engineers
21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
22110 Biological technologists and technicians
22212 Drafting technologists and technicians
22220 Computer network and web technicians
22221 User support technicians
22222 Information systems testing technicians
22301 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
22302 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
22310 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
32120 Medical laboratory technologists
32129 Other medical technologists and technicians
33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
41402 Business development officers and market researchers and analysts
50011 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
51120 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
52120 Graphic designers and illustrators
60010 Corporate sales managers
72200 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
72201 Industrial electricians
72205 Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians

Applying for permanent residence under Alberta Accelerated Pathway

As this is a pathway under Alberta Express Entry stream, the candidate must have met all the eligibility requirements for the stream. One cannot apply directly under Alberta Accelerated Pathway. If they are eligible, Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) will select them from the federal Express Entry pool and send them an invitation to apply for provincial nomination.

Basic eligibility requirements

  • An active Express Entry profile
  • It is ideal if you have a CRS score above 300
  • The candidate must either be working in Alberta at the time of application or must have a full-time job offer from an Alberta employer
  • If the candidate is currently working in Alberta, they must have a valid immigration status in Alberta
  • Be eligible under one of the federal economic immigration programs managed under Express Entry
  • Work experience in an occupation in demand.
  • Intent to live and work in Alberta permanently
  • Your primary occupation is not on the list of Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations
  • You should not have an active nomination under any other AAIP stream

Factors that may give you priority

  • You have a better chance of receiving a Notification of Interest if you have:
  • Graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • Your close family members residing in Alberta
  • French as your first language
  • More than five months validity for your Express Entry profile

Ineligible candidates

The following categories of candidates are ineligible to apply for provincial nomination under AAIP:

  • Part-time, casual or seasonal employees
  • Independent contractors or temporary agency workers
  • Employees who are not based in Alberta, like those who work online

The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program will select candidates who were found to be eligible under the Accelerated Tech pathway and issue them a Notification of Interest to apply for a provincial nomination. Those who have received the letter may send a copy of the same along with additional information to the AAIP by email within two weeks of receiving the information. After receiving your response, the AAIP may ask for some additional information. After that, they will send you an email with a link inviting you to apply.

The application will be processed in an accelerated pace and those who receive a provincial nomination will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points added to their CRS score. This will guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

Technology jobs in Alberta

Alberta is one of the most attractive destinations for immigrants and the technology sector of the province is witnessing an unprecedented growth. As per the 2021 Alberta Technology Deal Flow Study, the tech sector of the province has witnessed a 233% growth since 2012. But the province does not have enough technologically skilled labour force to cater to the growing demand for tech workers. Alberta has more than 3000 technology companies, which means tech workers with work experience and skills have plenty of opportunities in the province.

Are you a tech worker? Do you wish to immigrate to Canada and explore the promising caree opportunities that await you in the country? If yes, the ideal thing for you to do is to create an Express Entry profile. Express Entry is a better and faster immigration pathway for tech workers. Do you need assistance to create an Express Entry profile? The well experienced Canada immigration experts of CanApprove are here to help you. Contact us now!

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