Alberta creates new immigration program for tech workers

04 March, 2022

Alberta creates new immigration program for tech workers

The city of Calgary, located in the province of Alberta, is experiencing a boom in the area of ​​information technology (IT), with the arrival of big companies like Amazon, Plug and Play, Mphasis that are generating a great demand for technology professionals.


Based on the profile information available on the Federal Express Entry (EE) portal, Alberta can select and send them a Notification of Interest letter.


 You may receive an invitation letter from the province of Alberta if:


> you have an active Express Entry profile

> the main occupation in your profile is an occupation that supports the economic development and diversification of Alberta - IT area for example

> you are interested in permanently immigrating to Alberta

> you have a minimum score of 300


> The 23 eligible occupations are listed below in order of their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code:

  • 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

  • 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

Factors that increase your chances:

Meeting one or more of the following adaptability requirements can also increase your likelihood of receiving an invitation letter:


> you have a job offer in Alberta

> you graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution

> you have a parent, child, brother or sister who is a permanent resident of Alberta or a Canadian citizen who lives in Alberta

> you speak french


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