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, 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.
NOC code Occupation
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 Cybersecurity 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
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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