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Alberta Express Entry Stream – Accelerated Tech Pathway (AEETP)

Alberta Express Entry Stream - Accelerated Tech Pathway

  • P.N.P: Provincial Nominee Programs
  • E.E: Express Entry
  • E.D: Employer-driven
  • N.O.I: Notification of Interest

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The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows Alberta to nominate a limited number of qualified candidates from Federal Express Entry System (➨Page). The Accelerated Tech Pathway of this stream provides expedited processing to foreign workers who are currently working for, or have a job offer with, an Alberta-based tech industry employer in an eligible tech occupation.

Applicants who believe they meet the assessment criteria for the Accelerated Tech Pathway must first complete and submit the Accelerated Tech Pathway form. This form includes information on their Alberta-based job offer or employment, as well as their federal Express Entry profile.

For regular Alberta Express Entry stream please see (➨Page).

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The following requirements must be met if you are applying to Alberta Express Entry Stream – Accelerated Tech Pathway:

1- Eligibility for an Active Express Entry Profile

You must have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool. In order to be accepted to the Express Entry Pool, you must meet the eligibility criteria for one of the following three economic immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (➨Page)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (➨Page)
  • Canadian Experience Class (➨Page)

In your Express Entry Profile, you must have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta and the primary occupation in your Express Entry profile must the same occupation as your current Alberta employment or job offer.

2- Minimum CRS Score

In order to be considered under AAIP Express Entry stream, your CRS score (➨page) must be at least 300.

3- Work Experience

You must be working full-time in Alberta or have a job offer for full-time employment based in Alberta in an occupation on the list of eligible Accelerated Tech Pathway occupations. Your employment must be continuous paid work for duration of at least twelve (12) months.

List of Eligible Accelerated Tech Pathway Occupations
NOC Code Occupation TEER
00012 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services 0
10011 Human resources managers 0
10022 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers 0
10030 Telecommunication carriers managers 0
11200 Human resources professionals 1
11202 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 1
12101 Human resources and recruitment officers 2
20010 Engineering managers 0
20011 Architecture and science managers 0
20012 Computer and information systems managers 0
21210 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries 1
21211 Data scientists 1
21220 Cybersecurity specialists 1
21221 Business system specialists 1
21222 Information systems specialists 1
21233 Web designers 1
21223 Database analysts and data administrators 1
21231 Software engineers and designers 1
21230 Computer systems developers and programmers 1
21232 Software developers and programmers 1
21234 Web developers and programmers 1
21300 Civil engineers 1
21301 Mechanical engineers 1
21310 Electrical and electronics engineers 1
21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) 1
22110 Biological technologists and technicians 2
22212 Drafting technologists and technicians 2
22220 Computer network and web technicians 2
22221 User support technicians 2
22222 Information systems testing technicians 2
22301 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians 2
22302 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians 2
22310 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians 2
32120 Medical laboratory technologists 2
32129 Other medical technologists and technicians 2
33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations 3
41402 Business development officers and market researchers and analysts 1
50011 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts 0
51120 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations 1
52120 Graphic designers and illustrators 2
60010 Corporate sales managers 0
72200 Electricians (except industrial and power system) 2
72201 Industrial electricians 2
72205 Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians 2

The following types or employment are not eligible under the Accelerated Tech Pathway:

  • part-time, casual or seasonal employees
  • independent contractors or temporary agency workers
  • employees who do not work in Alberta, such as those who work online from outside of Alberta

4- Alberta Employer Industry

You must be working for an employer that is part of the Alberta tech industry as defined by NAICS (➨Page) codes:

List of Eligible Employer’s NAICS Codes
NAICS Code Industry
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

5- Ineligibility

You may not be eligible to apply under the Accelerated Tech Pathway if you are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

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Step 1: Create Express Entry Profile

For a chance to be invited to apply under AAIP Express Entry Stream, you must create an Express Entry Profile (➨page) for yourself.  Within your Express Entry profile make sure you have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta.

Since you are eligible under one of the three economic immigration programs, you will be accepted into the pool of candidates.

Recent Draws – Alberta Express Entry Stream
Date of Draw No. of NOI Min. CRS
Apr 2, 2024 48 303
Mar 19, 2024 41 304
Mar 5, 2024 34 303
Feb 20, 2024 33 311
Feb 6, 2024 44 302
Feb 1, 2024 80 382
Jan 30, 2024 22 312

Step 2: Complete the Accelerated Tech Pathway Form

You must provide some information by completing the Accelerated Tech Pathway Form (➨ to be considered for the Accelerated Tech Pathway.

The AAIP will review this information and advise by email if you are eligible to submit an application under this pathway.

The AAIP will review the information in the form and determine if you meet the minimum eligibility criteria. If you meet minimum criteria, the AAIP will then send an email inviting you to apply with a link to the AAIP portal.

Submit Online Application:
Official Program Guide:
AAIP Application Fee:
$500 CAD
Processing Time:
Document Checklist:

780-6382843, 780-6447534
[email protected]

Step 3: Submit Application to AAIP

If you are invited by email, you will also receive a link to AIPP portal through which you can submit your application online and pay your application fee.

Accelerated Tech Pathway applications are priority processed.

Your application will only be considered for assessment while your federal Express Entry profile is active. Once your Express Entry profile is no longer available for nomination, you will no longer be eligible under this stream with your current application.

An AAIP officer will contact you by email or phone if additional information is needed to assess your application and will tell you how to send the information.

If your application is approved, you will receive a nomination certificate through the Express Entry portal. The AAIP will also email you a nomination certificate that you should retain for your records. 

You must accept the nomination within thirty (30) days after it is issued through the Express Entry portal in order to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.

When you accept a nomination, you are awarded 600 additional points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) (➨Page). This will help you quickly get invited to apply for permanent residence through your Express Entry profile.

Step 4: Apply for Permanent Residence

You can only apply for permanent residence (➨page) through Express Entry if you’ve received an invitation to apply your online Express Entry profile.

Your Express Entry invitation to apply is valid for sixty (60) days only.

Apply for a Temporary Work Permit

If you have an employer in Canada and your current work permit will expire within 180 days (approximately six months), at the time of nomination, AAIP may include a work permit support letter in your nomination package. This letter permits you to apply for a work permit from the federal government without the need for an LMIA (➨

For those of you who are in Alberta on a valid work permit, once you submit your complete PR application, you may apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) (➨page). This will let you continue working on a valid work permit until your PR application is finalized.

Step 5: Landing in Canada

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven’t already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada’ (➨page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

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