Alberta will continue to face labour challenges in the coming year, according to a new report.
The report, compiled and released by Alberta firm Collective Technical Recruitment, predicts that employers in the province will continue to have trouble finding the skilled workers they need, particularly in the oil and gas sector.
The report identifies several key occupations that are expected to see shortages in 2014. They include power engineers, which are the most in-demand occupation in the oilsands, and financial workers.
Alberta is still one of the top growing provinces in Canada, with one of the hottest job markets, despite the recent global recession. The enormous growth has also resulted in a construction worker shortage. With over 800 projects in the works for 2014, construction workers, managers and supervisors will be amongst the most-needed professionals in 2014, according to Collective Technical Recruitment.
Workers have been increasingly migrating to Alberta from both within and outside of Canada, yet employers are still having trouble finding all of the labour the need to keep up with demand.
Source: Huffpost Alberta
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is comprised of three streams: The Alberta Opportunity Stream, the Alberta Express Entry Stream and the Self-Employed Farmer Stream.
Alberta Opportunity and Alberta Express Entry replaced the Employer Driven Stream and the Strategic Recruitment Stream in June 2018.
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How Do I Qualify For The Alberta Opportunity Stream?
To qualify for the Alberta Opportunity Stream, you must:
- Be working in an eligible occupation in Alberta.
- Have valid temporary resident status in Canada that authorizes you to work.
- Have Canadian Language Benchmark 4 in English or or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens 4 in French in all disciplines for the majority of NOC codes. Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) require CLB 7.
- Have completed minimum high school in your country of origin.
- Have minimum of 12 months full-time work experience in your current occupation in Alberta within the last 18 months, OR minimum of 24 months of full-time work experience in your current occupation in Canada and/or abroad within the last 30 months. PGWP candidates need of 6 months full-time work experience in Alberta within the last 18 months.
- Meet a minimum gross annual income level based on your family size.
Find out more about the Alberta Opportunity Stream.
How Do I Qualify For Alberta Express Entry?
- The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the province to nominate a limited number of qualified applicants from the federal Express Entry System.
- Qualified candidates will be selected directly from the Express Entry pool by the AINP. Candidates must receive an invitation to apply before they submit an application.
- The stream is aimed at candidates with strong ties to Alberta who help boost the economy and increase diversity. International graduates will also be invited.
How Do I Qualify For The Self-Employed Farmer Stream?
To qualify under the Self-Employed Farmer Stream, the applicant must have:
- Prior managedserial experience with an existing farm enterprise;
- Education, training and work experience necessary to develop a sustainable farming business in Alberta;
- A business plan for the farming enterprise to be developed in Alberta;
- Evidence that a Canadian financial institution is willing to finance the proposed farming enterprise;
- A minimum of $500,000 CAD of equity to invest in the farming enterprise;
A minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD or confirmation of access to these funds from other