Fast-Track To Canada Immigration For 38 Technology Jobs Through Alberta PNP

Fast-Track To Canada Immigration For 38 Technology Jobs Through Alberta PNP
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Canada immigration news: A new Alberta immigration pathway is offering fast-track Canada permanent residence for candidates with jobs offers in one of 38 technology occupations.

The Accelerated Tech Pathway was announced on Thursday, January 13, designed to support the province’s growing tech industry and aid the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Falling under the Express Entry stream of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), the pathway provides a fast-track to permanent residence for technology professionals ready to live and work in the province.

It targets candidates both in Canada and overseas in 38 National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes.

Targeted NOC Codes Under Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway

  1. 0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
  2. 0112 Human resources managers
  3. 0131 Telecommunication carriers manager
  4. 0211 Engineering managers
  5. 0212 Architecture and science managers
  6. 0213 Computer and information systems managers
  7. 0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
  8. 0601 Corporate sales managers
  9. 1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
  10. 1121 Human resources professionals
  11. 1223 Human resources and recruitment officers
  12. 2131 Civil engineers
  13. 2132 Mechanical engineers
  14. 2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
  15. 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  16. 2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  17. 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
  18. 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  19. 2173 Software engineers and designers
  20. 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  21. 2175 Web designers and developers
  22. 2221 Biological technologists and technicians
  23. 2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  24. 2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  25. 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  26. 2253 Drafting technologists and technicians
  27. 2281 Computer network technicians
  28. 2282 User support technicians
  29. 2283 Information systems testing technicians
  30. 3211 Medical laboratory technologists
  31. 3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
  32. 3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
  33. 4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
  34. 5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
  35. 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
  36. 7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  37. 7242 Industrial electricians
  38. 7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers

The new pathway brings Alberta into line with other Canadian provinces, including Ontario and British Columbia, which already have programs targeting tech workers.

“The faster we can fill these jobs with skilled and qualified workers, the stronger our overall recovery will be – and that helps all Albertans, no matter where they live or what they do,” said Tyler Shandro, Minister of Labour and Immigration.

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Alberta estimates it has more than 3,000 technology companies, a 233 percent increase since 2012.

A 2021 study says access to sales and technical talent is one of the biggest challenges for Alberta tech businesses.

The province already operates a Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream and an International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream designed to get international students to start businesses in the province.

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