The Province of Alberta has announced a new immigration pathway will attract tech-savvy newcomers from across the globe to help diversify the province’s economy and support the emerging tech industry.
The Accelerated Tech Pathway will support Alberta’s Recovery Plan and strengthen Alberta’s workforce by providing a fast track to permanent residence for highly skilled tech professionals who want to live and work in Alberta.
Please complete this form if you would like to be considered for the Accelerated Tech Pathway. The AINP will review this information and advise by email if you are eligible to submit an application under this pathway.
“The faster we can fill these jobs with skilled and qualified workers, the stronger our overall recovery will be – and that helps all Albertans, no matter where they live or what they do. With our low taxes, amazing quality of life and reasonable cost of living, Alberta is already becoming a magnet for people seeking opportunity. We’re taking action to make Alberta even more attractive for tech workers,” commented Tyler Shandro, Minister of Labour and Immigration.
The Accelerated Tech Pathway is part of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, a federal-provincial program that nominates individuals for permanent residence in Alberta if they have skills to fill job shortages or are planning to buy or start a business in Alberta.
Tech professionals from across Canada and overseas with a job offer in an in-demand tech industry occupation will be fast-tracked, getting them to permanent residence sooner.
“Alberta’s technology sector continues to see record growth and a corresponding demand for highly skilled professionals. This accelerated immigration pathway will help attract the best and the brightest talent from across the globe to Alberta to meet this growing demand. It will also ensure Alberta continues to be a top destination for tech investment, which helps diversify our economy,”shared Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation.
According to the Alberta Enterprise Corporation, Alberta is home to more than 3,000 technology companies, a 233 per cent increase since 2012 (2021 Alberta Technology Deal Flow Study).