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 .
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.
To be eligible for the Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway, candidate 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 Alberta employer that is part of an eligible tech industry.
NOC code Occupation
0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
0112 Human resources managers
0131 Telecommunication carriers managers
0211 Engineering managers
0212 Architecture and science managers
0213 Computer and information systems managers
0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
0601 Corporate sales managers
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1121 Human resources professionals
1223 Human resources and recruitment officers
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers
2221 Biological technologists and technicians
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2253 Drafting technologists and technicians
2281 Computer network technicians
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information systems testing technicians
3211 Medical laboratory technologists
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242 Industrial electricians
7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers
NAICS Code Industry
2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
3254 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
3333 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
3341 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
3342 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
3343 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
3344 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
3345 Navigational, Medical and Control Instruments Manufacturing
3346 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
3364 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
4173 Computer and Communications Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
5112 Software Publishers
5121 Motion Picture and Video Industries
5171 Wired Telecommunications Carrier
5172 Wireless Telecommunications Carrier (except satellite)
5174 Satellite Telecommunications
5179 Other Telecommunications
5182 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
5191 Other Information Services
5413 Architectural, Engineering and Related services
5414 Specialized Design Services
5415 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
5417 Scientific Research and Development Services
5419 Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
7115 Independent Artists, Writers and Performers
8112 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
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 (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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