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Accelerated Tech Pathway: New Tech Immigration Program for Alberta, Canada

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Accelerated Tech Pathway: New Tech Immigration Program for Alberta, Canada

The Accelerated Tech Pathway is a fast track to permanent residence in Alberta for skilled tech workers who want to move to Canada. Tech immigration is important to Canada's economic recovery and growth, and Alberta wants to attract global talent. The new tech focused immigration policy is in response to Alberta's booming technology which needs more skilled technology workers to keep up with the demand.

According to Alberta's Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation Doug Schweitzer, between 2018 and 2020:

  • Alberta now has 3,000 tech companies compared to 1,238 companies
  • the number of companies with 25 or more employees increased from 13% to 25%

Accelerated Tech Pathway Eligibility Requirements

The Accelerated Tech Pathway is a new program under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.

You may receive a Notification of Interest letter from the Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP) if:

  • you have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool
  • you have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool
  • your primary occupation in your federal Express Entry profile is an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification
  • you have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta
  • you have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300

If you meet one or more of the following adaptability factors, you may also increase your likelihood of receiving a Notification of Interest letter:

  • you have an Alberta job offer
  • you are a graduate of a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • you have a parent, child, brother or sister who is a permanent resident living in Alberta, or a Canadian citizen living in Alberta
  • French is your first language

More selection criteria and the Accelerated Tech Pathway notification process can be found on the AINP website.

Why Immigrants Choose Alberta, Canada

Alberta has consistently been a top choice for immigrants to Canada because research shows Calgary and Edmonton Alberta provide "better economic opportunities to immigrants than other parts of the country." Calgary was recently named the most livable city in North America - and Calgary ranked in 5th place worldwide.

Calgary's low crime rate and good education push Calgary into the top tier of the world's most livable cities.

Experienced Immigration Lawyers In Calgary, Alberta

Are you interested in tech immigration to Canada? Working with an immigration lawyer can save you money, time and stress. An experienced immigration lawyer is current on the latest immigration policies and programs, and knows options and alternatives to prevent problems with your application before they occur.

Ackah Business Immigration Law has offices located in Calgary, Alberta to provide our global clients with the best possible service and expertise in Canadian and U.S. Immigration Law. Ackah Law exclusively practices immigration law and legal services for newcomers to Canada.

Contact Ackah Law today at (403) 452‑9515 or email us directly to find out if you are qualified to move to Canada.


Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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