Alberta High demand Occupation List

Alberta High Demand Occupation List or Alberta Occupation List offers eligible job positions for applicants under Alberta Immigration.

Fast-track immigration to Alberta under Canadian Immigration is available for applicants who have work experience in one of the following occupations under the Alberta Occupation in Demand. After the applicant completes the requirements of the Alberta Immigration Points Calculator, the candidate can submit their files to Alberta Express Entry 2019 under the Express Entry System for getting the Alberta Provincial Nomination certificate under the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) in Canada.

While no job offer is required for “fast-track” processing, there are requirements that must be met for each eligible category listed under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Strategic Recruitment program.

There are three different categories that qualify under Strategic Recruitment “fast-track” processing for the AINP:

✍ U.S. Visa Holders

The US Visa holder stream is  for workers who possess a minimum of one year in United States of America (USA) on temporary visa. The experience should be within the following occupations listed.

a) Management Job

NOC CodeOccupation Title
211Engineering Managers
212Architecture and Science Managers
611Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
621Retail Trade Managers
711Construction Managers
721Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers
811Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)

b) Natural & Applied Sciences and Related Occupations

NOC CodeOccupation Title
2111Physicists and Astronomers
2113Geologists, Geochemists, and Geophysicists
2131Civil Engineers
2132Mechanical Engineers
2133Electrical and Electronics Engineer
2134Chemical Engineer
2141Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
2142Metallurgical and Materials Engineer
2143Mining Engineers
2145Petroleum Engineers
2153Urban and Land Use Planners
2154Land Surveyors
2212Geological and Mineral Technologists and Technicians
2225Landscape and Horticultural Technicians
2231Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2232Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2234Construction Estimators
2241Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2242Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment)
2243Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
2251Architectural Technologists and Technicians
2252Industrial Designers
2253Drafting Technologists & Technicians
2261Nondestructive Testers and Inspectors
2271Air pilots, flight engineers, flying instructors

c) Business, Finance and Administration Occupation

NOC CodeOccupation Title
1111Financial Auditors
1235Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers

d) Health Occupation

NOC CodeOccupation Title
3111Specialists Physicians
3112General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3141Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
3143Occupational Therapists
3152Registered Nurses
3211Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants
3212Medical Laboratory Technicians
3213Veterinary and Animal Health Technologists and Technicians
3215Medical Radiation Technologists
3216Medical Sonographers
3223Dental Technologists, Technicians and Laboratory Bench Workers
3232Midwives and Practitioners of Natural Healing

e) Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

NOC CodeOccupation Title
5222Film and Video Camera Operators
5223Graphic Arts Technicians
5225Audio and Video Recording Technicians
5226Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures,

f) Occupation in Education, Social Science, Government Service and Religion

NOC CodeOccupation Title
4131College & Other Vocational Instructors
4143Educational Counsellors
4212Community and Social Service Workers
4214Early Childhood Educators

g) Occupation Unique to Primary Factor

NOC CodeOccupation Title
8232Oil and Gas Well Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers
8251Farmers and Farm Managers
8253Farm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers

h) Sales and Service Occupation

NOC CodeOccupation Title
6211Retail Trade Supervisors
6212Food Service Supervisors
6216Other Service Supervisors
6221Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade

i) Unique Occupation to  Processing, Utilities and Manufacturing

NOC CodeOccupation Title
9213Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing
9214Supervisors, Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing
9231Central Control and Process Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing
9232Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Process Operators

✍ Engineering Occupations

Minimum Requirements

Individuals may be eligible if they meet the following requirements:

  1. Have evidence of education/training and experience as an engineer, designer or drafter; and
  2. Intend to live and work in Alberta permanently;
  3. Be currently residing in Alberta;
  4. Currently, be working or have worked in last two years in Alberta for an Alberta employer.

Individuals with credentials who are working in one of the following Occupations must provide a ‘Letter of No Objection’ from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), or show that they are registered with APEGA.

NOC CodeOccupation Title
2131Civil Engineers
2132Mechanical Engineers
2133Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2134Chemical Engineers
2141Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
2143Mining Engineers
2144Geological Engineers
2145Petroleum Engineers
2231Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2232Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2241Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2253Drafting Technologists & Technicians

✍ Compulsory and Optional Trades Category

This category is open to supervisors, foremen, and trades persons who are working in a compulsory or optional trade in the province of Alberta.

Minimum Requirements

Individuals may be eligible if they meet the following requirements:

  1. Intend to live and work in Alberta permanently;
  2. Have one of the following:
  3. An Alberta Qualification Certificate in a compulsory or optional trade, or
  4. An Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Recognised Trade Certificate in a compulsory or optional trade.
  5. Be residing in Alberta at the time of application for a valid work permit
  6. Show, at time of application, that they are either:
  7. Currently working in their trade for an Alberta employer, or
  8. Have been working in their trade for an Alberta employer for minimum 6 months in past 3 years.

a) Compulsory Trades

Main CategorySub Category
Appliance Service TechnicianAppliance Service Technician
Commercial Appliance Service Tech.
Auto Body TechnicianAuto Body Technician
Auto Body Prepper
Auto Body Repairer
Auto Body Refinisher
Automotive Service TechnicianAutomotive Service Technician
Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator (CHEO)CHEO-Hydraulic Mobile Crane
CHEO-Conventional Mobile Crane
CHEO-Mobile Crane
CHEO-Tower Crane
CHEO-Boom Truck
CHEO-Wellhead Boom Truck
CHEO-Wellhead Boom Truck
Elevator ConstructorElevator Constructor
GasfitterGasfitter (A)
Gasfitter (B)
Heavy Equipment Technician (HET)Heavy Equipment Technician (HET)
HET-Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic (Off Road)
HET-Truck and Transport Mechanic
HET-Transport Trailer Mechanic
Ironworker-Metal Building Systems Erector
Motorcycle MechanicMotorcycle Mechanic
Recreation Vehicle Service TechnicianRecreation Vehicle Service Technician
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning MechanicRefrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic
Rig TechnicianRig Technician 1
Rig Technician 2
Rig Technician 3
Sheet Metal WorkerSheet Metal Worker
Welder-Wire Process Operator

b) Optional Trades

Agricultural Equipment TechnicianAgricultural Equipment Technician
Communication TechnicianCommunication Technician
Concrete FinisherConcrete Finisher
Electronic Motor Systems TechnicianElectronic Motor Systems Technician
Floorcovering InstallerFloorcovering Installer
Auto Glass Technician
Instrument TechnicianInstrument Technician
Landscape GardenerLandscape Gardener
Lather-Interior Systems MechanicLather-Interior Systems Mechanic
Outdoor Power Equipment TechnicianOPET-Marine Equipment
OPET-Recreational Equipment
OPET-Turf Equipment
Painter and DecoratorPainter and Decorator
Parts TechnicianParts Technician
Parts Technician-Materials TechnicianParts Technician-Materials Technician
Powerline TechnicianPowerline Technician
Power Systems ElectricianPower Systems Electrician
Sawfiler-Circular Sawfiler
Sprinkler System InstallerSprinkler System Installer
Structural Steel and Plate FitterStructural Steel and Plate Fitter
Tool and Die MakerTool and Die Maker
Transport Refrigeration TechnicianTransport Refrigeration Technician
Water Well DrillerWater Well Driller

Alberta Strategic Recruitment Stream

The Strategic Recruitment Stream is composed of three different categories, each with its own specific set of eligibility criteria.

  1. Compulsory and Optional Trades Category
  2. Engineering Occupations Category
  3. Post-Graduate Worker Category

Post-Graduate Worker Category

Students who graduated from an eligible post-secondary educational institution in Alberta, and who are residing in the province on a Post-Graduation Work Permit, may apply to this program.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants may be eligible if they meet the following requirements:

  1. Intend to live and work in Alberta permanently;
  2. Be working full-time in Alberta for an Alberta employer at the time of application;
  3. Have obtained a certificate, diploma, or degree, or have completed a graduate level program from an approved institution (see below). The completed program of study in Alberta must be at least one year long; and
  4. Hold a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit.

In addition, the applicant must be working in an NOC level 0, A, B, or C occupation. Certain occupations are ineligible. If the applicant is working in an NOC C (semi-skilled) level occupation, he or she must submit language test results showing scores of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 or higher in English or French.

For more updates upon the Alberta PNP Occupation list please do call us on +91-7042184185/Email your queries on info@makevisas.com.

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