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Alberta announces a new Immigration program for Technology Professionals

  • Rajneesh Kumar
  • 15 January, 2022

Alberta, Canada has announced a new immigration program for technology professionals under the Express Entry stream of AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program) on January 13, 2022. Hence, the express entry candidates working in Tech Sector may be eligible for Alberta’s new immigration program. This is an accelerated tech pathway which will provide fast Canadian PR visa to the suitable candidates. Find out more details.

Alberta’s new immigration program

The new accelerated tech pathway will invite tech-savvy new immigrants from across the world to support the developing tech industry and subsequently, the economy. This new immigration program will provide fast track pathway to permanent residence for highly skilled tech professionals, willing to live and work in Alberta.

Also read- Alberta PNP- Program, process and requirements

Speaking about the program, Muhammad Yaseen, Associate Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism said, “The new immigration pathway will help Alberta’s tech industry attract world-class professionals to grow their businesses and develop the skills of Albertans currently employed in the industry.”

Who will be eligible?

To be eligible for new tech pathway, Express Entry candidates require having an employment offer, or be presently working for an Alberta-based establishment in an eligible NOC (National Occupational Classification) occupation.

Eligible NOC occupations for new program for Tech Workers

Find below the 23 occupations with NOC codes eligible for new program for tech workers:

  • 0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
  • 0112 Human resources managers
  • 0131 Telecommunication carriers manager
  • 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

Alberta- a key province to settle in Canada for Tech professionals

Alberta is home to more than 3,000 IT companies which are scaling fast in terms of growth and financing in last few years. There is a great scope for tech workers in this part of the maple leaf country as, acquiring and retaining the talent remains a key challenge and priority for Alberta tech companies.

AINP- Express Entry stream

The Express Entry steam of Alberta PNP is largely popular among the foreign skilled workers, aspiring to get Canada PR, however, have low CRS score in federal Express Entry System. The EE stream invites the candidates with relatively low CRS score, i.e. as low as just 300 points. Hence, candidates with low point score can apply to this immigration stream to get provincial nomination and subsequently, the PR visa in Canada.

To confirm your eligibility and apply for a relevant Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in 2022, contact the Visas Avenue Canada Migration expert on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, you can drop us an e-mail

- Rajneesh Kumar

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