Posted on January 20 2023
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Abstract: Alberta to invite more international individuals with family links in the province.
Alberta is introducing policies in its immigration process to make it convenient for international individuals with ties to the province to migrate to Canada, particularly in the specific province.
The changes in AAIP or Alberta Advantage Immigration Program will attract highly skilled international professionals in high-demand sectors under the Express Entry with family ties to the province.
The changes will help in reuniting families and boost the economy.
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The announcement for the immigration program was made on Wednesday by the authorities of Alberta. The authorities stated that 25% of the nominations in the Express Entry pool would be allotted to newcomers with family members in Alberta. The applicants should have the skills in demand in the province.
The minister of trade, immigration, and multiculturalism of Alberta, Rajan Sawhney, stated that the new immigration program would help address the ongoing workforce shortage while streamlining the immigration process for foreign nationals.
Alberta is allotted 6,500 nomination certificates annually, and 815 of those slots are expected to be used under the new stream in 2023.
The stream of Alberta Express Entry facilitates the province to select a certain number of qualified foreign nationals from the IRCC or Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada's system of Express Entry.
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Alberta is currently facing shortage in its workforce and requires more skilled professionals in the sectors of healthcare, agriculture, and tech.
According to recent reports, Alberta is offering approximately 135,000 job vacancies. Job vacancies of 33,100 positions are expected by 2025 in various skill levels, occupations, and sectors in Alberta.
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