The Canadian province of Alberta has launched a new pathway for tech workers. Potential candidates can apply for Permanent Residency and have been promised to have their applications approved in less than six months!
This new program, known as the Accelerated Tech Pathway, was officially announced on January 13, 2022. The pathway had been launched as part of Alberta’s economic recovery plan following the global pandemic.
“Under this new pathway, tech professionals, including overseas candidates can apply for and become Canadian Permanent Residents in six months (although we do believe that current federal backlogs may delay processing times)
Applicants for the new program would first have to be eligible for Alberta’s Express Entry Stream.
Applicants must have a valid job offer or contract from a company in Alberta. There are 23 listed eligible occupations, which include tech profiles like engineers and developers as well as human resources manager, business development officers and many more.
Applicants if selected get 600 points that in turn, bump up their scores and help them with getting an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence.