Alberta has huge demand in 12 occupations

Alberta has huge demand in 12 occupations

The Canadian government researched how the pandemic has affected the labour market in each province and territory. Likewise, Alberta has huge impact of pandemic on its economy and resources are critically low in some occupations. below are some of the findings.

1. Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)

2. Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers (NOC 1228)

3. Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171)

4. Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)

5. Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)

6. Construction inspectors (NOC 2264)

7. Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors (NOC 3011)

8. Pharmacists (NOC 3131)

9. Family, marriage and other related counsellors (NOC 4153)

10. Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers (NOC 4165)

11. Social and community service workers (NOC 4212)

12. Contractors and supervisor, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers (NOC 7205)

 You do not need a job offer to apply for Canadian immigration but skilled work experience goes a long way toward an immigration application.  

All of these occupations fall into the “skilled work” category. Which means, they may count toward eligibility for one of the three Federal High Skilled programs, managed by the Express Entry system. Express Entry itself is not a “program.”  

Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs:

 Eligible candidates get a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Points are awarded for skilled work experience, education, age, official language ability, among other factors. The highest scoring candidates get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian immigration. If the federal government approves them, they become Canadian permanent residents.

Express Entry is the most popular immigration pathway. According to the federal government’s 2021 immigration targets, Express Entry-managed programs are expected to account for 108,500 new permanent residents this year alone.   

The Express Entry system is also the first step into the Alberta Express Entry Stream. Candidates who have a CRS score of at least 300 may be eligible for a provincial nomination from the Alberta government’s immigration branch called the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).

Another Alberta PNP is the Alberta Opportunity Stream. This one is specifically for skilled workers who are working in an eligible occupation in Alberta. None of the 12 occupations listed above are currently on the ineligible occupations list, however, occupation eligibility is subject to other factors. For example, you cannot be nominated under this stream if you do not meet the minimum work experience requirement of 30 hours per week for six months.

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