About Alberta PNP

Strategic Recruitment Stream
Compulsory and Optional Trades Category

This category of sponsorship is open to supervisors, foremen and tradespersons who are working in a compulsory or optional trade in the province of Alberta.

Compulsory or optional trades are listed in the below link.

Eligibility
Trade Workers/Applicants may be eligible if they meet the following requirements

1. Intend to live and work in Alberta permanently

2. Have one of the following

a An Alberta Qualification Certificate in a compulsory or optional trade, or

b An Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Recognized Trade Certificate in a compulsory or optional trade.

1. Be residing in Alberta at the time of application on a valid work permit

2. Show, at time of application, that they are either

a Currently working in their trade for an Alberta employer, or

b Have been working in their trade for an Alberta employer for minimum 6 months in past 3 years.

Engineering Occupations Category

This category is open to professional engineers, designers, and drafters in a variety of fields. In order to apply, an individual’s occupation must among the following

• NOC 0211 (Engineering Managers)

• NOC 2131 (Civil Engineers)

• NOC 2132 (Mechanical Engineers)

• NOC 2133 (Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

• NOC 2134 (Chemical Engineers)

• NOC 2141 (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers)

• NOC 2143 (Mining Engineers)

• NOC 2144 (Geological Engineers)

• NOC 2145 (Petroleum Engineers)

• NOC 2231 (Civil Engineering Technologists/Technicians)

• NOC 2232 (Mechanical Engineering Technologists/Technicians)

• NOC 2241 (Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technologists/Technicians)

• NOC 2253 (Drafting Technologists/Technicians)

Minimum Requirements
Applicants may be eligible if they meet the following requirements

1. Intend to live and work in Alberta permanently

2. Be currently residing in Alberta

3. Have evidence of education/training and experience as an engineer, designer or drafter and

4. Currently be working or have worked in last two years in Alberta for an Alberta employer.

Applicants with credentials who are employed in one of the following occupations mentioned below must provide a ‘Letter of No Objection’ from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), or prove they are registered with APEGA.

• NOCs : 0211, 2131, 2132, 2133, 2134, 2141, 2143, 2144, and 2145

Please not that Professionals working in the following occupations mentioned below do not need a ‘Letter of No Objection’

• NOCs 2231, 2232, 2241, and 2253

Engineers whose occupation is not on the list may be eligible to submit an application through the AINP Skilled Worker Category.

Post-Graduate Worker Category

Overseas Students who graduated from an eligible post-secondary educational institution in Alberta, and who are residing in the province on a Post-Graduation Work Permit, may apply to this program.

Minimum Requirements
Applicants may be eligible if they meet the following requirements

o Intend to live and work in Alberta permanently

o Be working full-time in Alberta for an Alberta employer at the time of application

o Applicant must have obtained a certificate, diploma, degree or graduate level program from an approved institution.

The completed program length of study in Alberta must be at least one year or more and

o Hold a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit.

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