AINP announces new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has announced the launch of their new Alberta Express Entry Stream – The Accelerated Tech Pathway.

This new AINP program is linked to the Express Entry system, which means that if you are chosen, 600 points will be added to your Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. You would then be eligible to be selected in Express Entry draws for Provincial Nominees.

The main criteria for the new AINP Alberta Express Entry Stream – Accelerated Tech Pathway are as follows:

  • you must have an active Express Entry profile with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 300 or higher
  • you must be working full-time in Alberta or have a job offer for full-time employment based in Alberta (full-time is a minimum of 30 hours per week):
    • in an occupation on the list of eligible Accelerated Tech Pathway occupations (full list below)
    • for an employer that is part of the Alberta tech industry as defined by the AINP list of eligible North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes (list below)
  • the primary occupation in your EE profile must be the same occupation as your current Alberta employment or job offer

You may be less likely to be selected if your Express Entry profile expires within the next three months.

The list of eligible Accelerated Tech Pathway occupations (NOC codes) are as follows:

0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
0112 Human resources managers
0131 Telecommunication carriers manager
0211 Engineering managers
0212 Architecture and science managers
0213 Computer and information systems managers
0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
0601 Corporate sales managers
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1121 Human resources professionals
1223 Human resources and recruitment officers
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers
2221 Biological technologists and technicians
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2253 Drafting technologists and technicians
2281 Computer network technicians
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information systems testing technicians
3211 Medical laboratory technologists
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242 Industrial electricians
7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers

The list of eligible North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are as follows:

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
5171 Wired Telecommunications Carrier
5172 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

If you believe that you meet the criteria listed above, you can complete the Accelerated Tech Pathway form here!



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