Alberta Launches New Accelerated Tech Pathway Program Especially for Tech Workers

Jan 19,2022

Alberta Launches New Accelerated Tech Pathway Program Especially for Tech Workers

Nowadays, we are coming across the news like all the countries are declaring economic reforms to recover from the loss. As most of the countries economies go down due to the pandemic. In the countries like India, the government declare the packages for the different sectors and deprived people. On the other end, most of the Western countries are more or less dependent on foreign migrants. As a result, they start declaring the relaxation in the visa criteria for the immigrants. For instance, Australia Immigration has declared various changes in their immigration policy especially, for international students and offshore migrants. Apart from this, Canada Immigration has also made plenty of changes in their immigration clauses to attract more and more immigrants.

In the hierarchy recently, one of the prominent provinces of Canada – Alberta, has declared a new fast-track immigration program, especially for tech-workers. An immigration minister of Alberta Mr Tyler Shandro announced the Accelerated Tech Pathway program for the tech-workers on 13th January. The government have already started accepting the applications.

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Highlights of Mr. Tyler Shandro’s Announcement

  • The tech professionals will be eligible for the program if they have a valid Express Entry profile. Additionally, they have also need to be eligible for the AINP (Alberta Immigration Nominee Program) criteria.
  • The job offer from any Alberta based Canadian Employer is another requirement to qualify for the program. If candidates have the job-offer letters of in-demand tech industry occupations, they can be permanent residents of Canada within six months or so.
  • Tech professionals not only get the priority in application procession but also can receive a letter of support from the Government of Alberta if candidates are required to apply for the work permit.
  • As per the Alberta Enterprise Corporation, there are nearly 3000(+) tech-oriented companies in Alberta. As per the Alberta Technology Deal Flow study, the technology sector of Alberta has grown 233% since the year 2012.

However, the sector is still facing a huge employee shortage especially in technical, sales and other tech relevant fields.

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How to Apply for the Accelerated Tech Pathway Program?

  • First, the candidates must be qualified for the Albert Express Entry stream. The provincial nominee program has 3 steps.
    • A valid Express Entry profile – candidates must have a valid Express Entry profile under any of the three immigration programs: the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
    • There will online form that candidates need to complete with the said details. The online Accelerated Tech Pathway form
    • There are 23 tech-oriented occupations have been nominated by the Alberta government to apply for the stream. Candidates need to have a job offer or currently working for an Alberta-based company in these eligible occupations.
    • Here is the list of the 23 tech-oriented occupations and their National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes
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,
8 0601 Corporate sales
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


Some Other Important Criteria

  • The express entry must show the intention to reside in Alberta province.
    • Candidates should be working full-time in Alberta or have a valid job offer for full-time from Alberta based employer (Job offer or Job must be full-time, that is a minimum of 30 hours per week)
    • The job offer must be in the same occupation as submitted in the express entry.
    • The primary occupation in your EE profile is the same as your current Alberta employment or job offer.
    • The express entry profile must be valid for at least 3 months or higher an express entry profile must have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) of 300 points.



If any candidates received an email of invitation from Alberta then their profile will go for further assessment. Based on completion, the application will go further for the provincial nomination. Whereas, if any misrepresentation or fraud is discovered then the candidates may face a ban for five years. After the nomination, Alberta immigration will give 30 days to submit the final application and once candidates accept the invitations they will add up to 600 CRS points in their express entry profiles.

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