This program is for temporary foreign workers who are already in Alberta working full-time and also have a full-time job offer in eligible occupations from an Alberta employer. Positive LMIA or LMIA exempted work permits are required.
Application Process: Apply online through the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) Portal.
|Language||Must have a minimum CLB/NCLC 5 in English or French if you are working in a TEER 0, 1, 2 OR 3 occupations, OR a minimum of CLB/NCLC 4 if you are working in a TEER 4 OR 5 occupation. However, CLB/NCLC 7 is required in English or French if you are working in NOC Code 33102 (Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates).|
|Experience||Current work experience must be in the eligible occupations in NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 OR 5. Please note a few occupations inside these NOCs are still ineligible. A minimum of 1-year full-time experience in your current occupation in Alberta within the last 18 months. A minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience in your current occupation in Canada or abroad within the last 2.5 years (30 months) or both, can be a combination of in Alberta, in Canada or abroad. If you have a post-graduation work permit, you will need a minimum of 6 months of full-time work experience within the last 18 months in your current occupation in Alberta.|
|Job Offer||All applicants must have a bona fide full-time job offer or employment contract from an Alberta employer in their current occupation. A job offer can be in any NOC. For post-graduate work permit holders, the NOC must be relevant to studies.|
|Wage Standard||Wages and benefits must meet the provincial minimum wage standard and meet/exceed the wage requirements mentioned under LMIA.|
|Education||Must have a minimum of high school education or ECA. If you are a postgraduate of an Alberta Advanced Education publicly funded post-secondary institution, you must have a post-graduation work permit (PGWP).|
|Current Residence||Must be living in Alberta and must have valid temporary resident status in Canada.|
|Ineligible applicants||Out of status foreign nationals, refugee claimants, in appeal or removal process, non-Alberta residents.|
|Ineligible occupations||Yes, a list of non-eligible occupations exists.|