Alberta's Accelerated Tech Pathway: How Alberta Tech Companies Can Tap The World's Global Talent.


The new accelerated tech pathway opened by the Alberta government on January 13, 2022, is part of Alberta's recovery plan to attract global talent to the province and fill positions that the growing tech sector is struggling to fill.


If you are a tech company in Alberta looking for a solution to the talent shortage, the new accelerated tech pathway could be part of your hiring strategy to strengthen your work and diversify your talents.


Employer Requirements:


The Job Offer:

  • genuine and signed by the Alberta employer

  • continuous paid work under an employer-employee relationship

  • full-time work, defined as a minimum of 30 hours per week

  • employment for 12 months or more

  • for work in a location in Alberta

  • if your business is home-based in Alberta, your must be authorized to operate that business location from a personal residence

  • a base monetary wage or salary that:

  • meets provincial minimum wage, and

  • meets or exceeds the requirements set out in the LMIA, or if its LMIA exempt or do not have an LMIA, meets or exceeds the lowest starting wage for the occupation across all industries in Alberta

  • non-wage compensation, including but not limited to compensation from company ownership, is not considered as part of the applicant's base monetary or salary.

  • in an occupation on the list of eligible Accelerated Tech Pathway occupations.


The Employee:

  • have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300

  • the primary occupation in the EE profile is the same as the current Alberta employment or job offer

  • do not hold more than 10% of the overall voting shares for the business

  • have valid immigration status (work permit or implied status), if working in Alberta for an Alberta employer at the time of AINP application

  • intend to and be able to live and work in Alberta

The new accelerated tech pathway is an excellent resource for Alberta employers to compete in the global shortage of tech talents. Get in touch with us today, and let's start your hiring process with the new pathway!




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