Highlights of Alberta prioritizes ‘Family Ties’ in New Immigration Program changes.
- Alberta plans to alter its Immigration program to prioritize Family ties for the newcomers coming to the province.
- These modifications of the immigration program will get applicable to skilled workers in high-demand sectors.
- Alberta to update its AAIP (Alberta Advantage Immigration Program) in-demand sectors for Express Entry.
- The high-demand sectors are Healthcare, Agriculture, and Tech professional sectors.
- Alberta will have 94,000 full-time job vacancies by the end of December 2022.
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Details: Alberta prioritizes ‘Family Ties’ in New Immigration Program changes
Alberta modifies its Immigration program to add & prioritize Family Ties to enter Canada. This initiative is to attract more prospective newcomers.
Alberta allocated 25% of Express Entry nominations to potential newcomers with high-demand skills and immediate family living already in Alberta.
From now onwards, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) will target highly skilled workers for the in-demand sectors through the Federal pathway of Express Entry with family ties in Alberta.
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Shortage of Workforce in Alberta
Alberta to address the workforce shortage by relaxing the immigration process for potential immigrants.
AAIP hold draws on skilled workers with in-demand sectors through its AAIP Express Entry stream, which includes immediate family ties in the province.
Alberta has a massive shortage of skilled workers for various occupations and is looking for foreign immigrants to fill the vacant jobs.
The in-demand sectors of Alberta Agriculture, Tech, Healthcare, etc.
Alberta has a backlog of around 2.15 Million immigrants, as per IRCC reports.
Job vacancies in Alberta
Alberta added 41,000 new full-time jobs in December 2022, and the province will have nearly 94,000 full-time jobs by the end of 2022.
Alberta is expected to have a shortage of 33,100 skilled workers for the next three years for demand occupations, sectors, and skill levels.
Alberta to use 815 notification certificates for the new stream of Alberta immigration program out of 6,500 nomination certificates in 2023.
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