Accelerated Tech Eligibility

  • you have an active profile in the Express Entry pool with a Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300 and above
  • you work full-time or have an offer for full-time employment in Alberta:
    • your occupation is on the list of eligible Accelerated Tech Pathway occupations and
    • is for an employer in the Alberta tech industry on the list
  • your primary occupation in your EE profile matches your Alberta employment or your job offer
  • 0013 Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services
  • 0112 Human resources managers
  • 0131 Telecommunication carriers manager
  • 0211 Engineering managers
  • 0212 Architecture and science managers
  • 0213 Computer and information systems managers
  • 0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
  • 0601 Corporate sales managers
  • 1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
  • 1121 Human resources professionals
  • 1223 Human resources and recruitment officers
  • 2131 Civil engineers
  • 2132 Mechanical engineers
  • 2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
  • 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • 2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
  • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • 2173 Software engineers and designers
  • 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • 2175 Web designers and developers
  • 2221 Biological technologists and technicians
  • 2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • 2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  • 2253 Drafting technologists and technicians
  • 2281 Computer network technicians
  • 2282 User support technicians
  • 2283 Information systems testing technicians
  • 3211 Medical laboratory technologists
  • 3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants
  • 3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
  • 4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
  • 5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
  • 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
  • 7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • 7242 Industrial electricians
  • 7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers
  • 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • 3254 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
  • 3333 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
  • 3341 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • 3342 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
  • 3343 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
  • 3344 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • 3345 Navigational, Medical and Control Instruments Manufacturing
  • 3346 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
  • 3364 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
  • 4173 Computer and Communications Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • 5112 Software Publishers
  • 5121 Motion Picture and Video Industries
  • 5173 Wired and Wireless Telecommunications Carrier (except Satellite)
  • 5174 Satellite Telecommunications
  • 5179 Other Telecommunications
  • 5182 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
  • 5191 Other Information Services
  • 5413 Architectural, Engineering and Related Services
  • 5414 Specialized Design Services
  • 5415 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
  • 5417 Scientific Research and Development Services
  • 5419 Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • 7115 Independent Artists, Writers and Performers
  • 8112 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
  • employees who work part-time, casually or seasonally
  • contractors or agency workers
  • Employees who work from a location outside of Alberta, such as online.
  • are a refugee claimant or involved with an appeal or removal process
  • have an active AAIP nomination
  • have a letter from AAIP stating you are not eligible

Assessment criteria

  • you have an active profile in the Express Entry pool and a CRS score of 300 or above
  • meet the eligibility criteria of either:
  • must be working full-time or have an Alberta offer for full-time employment
    • this occupation must match the primary occupation in your active Express Entry profile
    • your occupation is on the list of eligible Accelerated Tech Pathway occupations and
    • for an Alberta employer:
      • in Alberta under an eligible tech industry on the list
      • that is a business which is registered with the provincial, territorial or national government, has an established production capacity, a physical plant or place of business in Alberta.
      • of which you do not own 10% or more of the voting shares of the business.
  • you have a contract or job offer signed by your Alberta employer and yourself and it shows:
    • continuous paid work
    • full-time work (30 hours per week minimum)
    • for at least 12 months of employment
    • for a job in Alberta
      • If you work or will be working at a home-based business in Alberta, your employer must have the authorization to operate that business location from a personal residence.
    • a base wage or salary:
  • if you are working for your employer in Alberta when you submit your application, you must have valid immigration status, meaning either a work permit or implied status.
  • intend to live and work in Alberta


How to apply through the Accelerated Tech Program

  • complete and submit the online application, and
  • pay the application fee

Application fee

How to apply for permanent residency

Work permits after nomination

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Nicola Wightman

Nicola Wightman is a regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) under the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC). Her professional immigration consultant number is R706497.

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