Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway

The Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway is contained within the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Alberta. The Accelerated Tech Pathway allows certain Express Entry candidates with an Albertan job offer at a company in a tech industry or in an eligible tech role to apply for nomination with expedited processing.

Candidates who meet the requirements of the Alberta Express Entry stream and meet the requirements of the Alberta Accelerated Tech Program may be eligible to receive accelerated application processing.

Individuals who are successfully nominated through the Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway will be issued a work permit support letter, allowing them to apply for a temporary work permit. Successful nominees will also be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence.

Job Offer Requirements

The Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway has unique job offer requirements. An eligible job offer must be for one of 38 selected in-demand occupations or with an Albertan employer in an eligible tech industry.

The job offer or contract must be signed by you and your Alberta employer and should include details of your employment. The offer must be full-time, continuous, and for at least 12 months. The wage or salary must meet or exceed provincial minimum wage and any requirements set out in an LMIA if applicable. If an applicant does not have an LMIA, their job offer wage must meet or exceed the starting wage for their occupation across all industries in Alberta.

When submitting an Express Entry profile, a candidate’s  should also indicate the same primary NOC as the Alberta job offer.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway, candidates must be eligible under the Alberta Express Entry stream.

Candidates must also be working in one of 38 tech occupations identified as in-demand by the AAIP, or hold a job offer with an Alberta employer that is part of an eligible tech industry.

Eligible occupations:

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


Application Procedure

The Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway is aligned with Alberta’s Express Entry stream. In order to apply for the Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway, a foreign national should verify that they meet the industry or National Occupation Classification (NOC) code requirements for one of the 38 in-demand occupations. If this requirement is met, the person may initiate the application process by submitting details of their Express Entry profile, job offer, and employer to the AAIP. Alberta will then assess the details provided and invite eligible candidates to apply for nomination.

Accelerated Tech Pathway applicants will have their PNP application processed at an expedited rate. Successful nominees will be invited to accept the provincial nomination on their Express Entry profile. Upon accepting a nomination, candidates will receive 600 points toward their CRS score. These additional points will allow candidates to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence through the Express Entry system.

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