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

b) Natural & Applied Sciences and Related Occupations

NOC Code Occupation Title
2111 Physicists and Astronomers
2112 Chemists
2113 Geologists, Geochemists, and Geophysicists
2121 Biologists
2131 Civil Engineers
2132 Mechanical Engineers
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineer
2134 Chemical Engineer
2141 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
2142 Metallurgical and Materials Engineer
2143 Mining Engineers
2145 Petroleum Engineers
2151 Architects
2153 Urban and Land Use Planners
2154 Land Surveyors
2212 Geological and Mineral Technologists and Technicians
2225 Landscape and Horticultural Technicians
2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2234 Construction Estimators
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2242 Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment)
2243 Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
2251 Architectural Technologists and Technicians
2252 Industrial Designers
2253 Drafting Technologists & Technicians
2261 Nondestructive Testers and Inspectors
2271 Air pilots, flight engineers, flying instructors

c) Business, Finance and Administration Occupation

NOC Code Occupation Title
1111 Financial Auditors
1235 Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers

d) Health Occupation

NOC Code Occupation Title
3111 Specialists Physicians
3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3114 Veterinarians
3131 Pharmacists
3141 Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
3142 Physiotherapists
3143 Occupational Therapists
3152 Registered Nurses
3211 Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants
3212 Medical Laboratory Technicians
3213 Veterinary and Animal Health Technologists and Technicians
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
3216 Medical Sonographers
3223 Dental Technologists, Technicians and Laboratory Bench Workers
3232 Midwives and Practitioners of Natural Healing

e) Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

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

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

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

g) Occupation Unique to Primary Factor

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

h) Sales and Service Occupation

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

i) Unique Occupation to  Processing, Utilities and Manufacturing

NOC Code Occupation Title
9213 Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing
9214 Supervisors, Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing
9231 Central Control and Process Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing
9232 Petroleum, 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 Code Occupation Title
2131 Civil Engineers
2132 Mechanical Engineers
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2134 Chemical Engineers
2141 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
2143 Mining Engineers
2144 Geological Engineers
2145 Petroleum Engineers
2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2253 Drafting 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 Category Sub Category
Appliance Service Technician Appliance Service Technician
Commercial Appliance Service Tech.
Auto Body Technician Auto Body Technician
Auto Body Prepper
Auto Body Repairer
Auto Body Refinisher
Automotive Service Technician Automotive Service Technician
Boilermaker Boilermaker
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
Electrician Electrician
Elevator Constructor Elevator Constructor
Gasfitter Gasfitter (A)
Gasfitter (B)
Hairstylist Hairstylist
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 Ironworker
Ironworker-Metal Building Systems Erector
Motorcycle Mechanic Motorcycle Mechanic
Plumber Plumber
Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic
Rig Technician Rig Technician 1
Rig Technician 2
Rig Technician 3
Sheet Metal Worker Sheet Metal Worker
Steamfitter-Pipefitter Steamfitter-Pipefitter
Welder Welder
Welder-Wire Process Operator

b) Optional Trades

Categories Sub-Categories
Agricultural Equipment Technician Agricultural Equipment Technician
Baker Baker
Bricklayer Bricklayer
Cabinetmaker Cabinetmaker
Carpenter Carpenter
Communication Technician Communication Technician
Concrete Finisher Concrete Finisher
Cook Cook
Electronic Motor Systems Technician Electronic Motor Systems Technician
Floorcovering Installer Floorcovering Installer
Glazier Glazier
Auto Glass Technician
Instrument Technician Instrument Technician
Insulator Insulator
Landscape Gardener Landscape Gardener
Lather-Interior Systems Mechanic Lather-Interior Systems Mechanic
Locksmith Locksmith
Machinist Machinist
Millwright Millwright
Outdoor Power Equipment Technician OPET-Marine Equipment
OPET-Recreational Equipment
OPET-Turf Equipment
Painter and Decorator Painter and Decorator
Parts Technician Parts Technician
Parts Technician-Materials Technician Parts Technician-Materials Technician
Powerline Technician Powerline Technician
Power Systems Electrician Power Systems Electrician
Roofer Roofer
Sawfiler Sawfiler
Sawfiler-Circular Sawfiler
Sprinkler System Installer Sprinkler System Installer
Structural Steel and Plate Fitter Structural Steel and Plate Fitter
Tilesetter Tilesetter
Tool and Die Maker Tool and Die Maker
Transport Refrigeration Technician Transport Refrigeration Technician
Water Well Driller Water 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.

Review Date
Reviewed Item
Alberta High Demand Occupations List 2018
Author Rating

Canada Immigration

Visa Assessment Form

Fill in your details for a quick call back