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.



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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, the 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.

In order to be eligible for the tech pathway, Express Entry candidates need to have a job offer, or be currently working for an Alberta-based company in an eligible occupation. The 23 eligible occupations are listed below in order of their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code:

NOC CODESPositions
0013Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
0112Human resources managers
0131Telecommunication carriers manager
0211Engineering managers
0212Architecture and science managers
0213Computer and information systems managers
0512Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
0601Corporate sales managers
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1121Human resources professionals
1223Human resources and recruitment officers
2131Civil engineers
2132Mechanical engineers
2133Electrical and electronics engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2161Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
2171Information systems analysts and consultants
2172Database analysts and data administrators
2173Software engineers and designers
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175Web designers and developers
2221Biological technologists and technicians
2232Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2233Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2253Drafting technologists and technicians 2281 Computer network technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information systems testing technicians
3211Medical laboratory technologists
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
3219Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
4163Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5241Graphic designers and illustrators
7241Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242Industrial electricians
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workers

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.


How do I apply for the Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway ?

Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway processing time ?

However, Express Entry processing took an average of nine months in 2020. “Under this new pathway, tech experts from across Canada and abroad can become permanent residents in as little as six months if they have a job offer in a high-demand tech industry occupation. Tech professionals will also receive a letter of support from the Government of Alberta if they need a work visa, in addition to priority application processing.

How to find Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway eligible Jobs?

In order to be eligible for the tech pathway, Express Entry candidates need to have a job offer, or be currently working for an Alberta-based company in an eligible occupation. The 23 eligible occupations are listed below in order of their National Occupational Classification (NOC). Sai Canada Immigration can walk you through all the procedures and  can help you to find Alberta accelerated tech pathway way eligible jobs.