Employer Driven Stream
The Employer Driven Stream is for Alberta Employers who want to retain a foreign worker on a permanent, full-time basis where there is a challenge finding Albertans or Canadians to fill the position.
Foreign workers must have a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta Employer who intend to live and work in Alberta permanently.
The Alberta Employer must make a permanent, full-time job offer to a Candidate under one of three categories.
1. Skilled Workers
Applicants who have a permanent full-time job offer from their Alberta Employer in a skilled occupation described in Canada’s National Occupation Classification (NOC) in levels O, A and B.
2. International Graduates
Applicants who have recently graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution and have a permanent, full-time job offer from their Alberta Employer in Canada’s National Occupation Classification (NOC) in levels O, A, B or C.
3. Semi-Skilled Workers
Applicants who have a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta Employer in a semi-skilled occupations described in Canada’s National Occupation Classification (NOC) in levels C and D which are eligible under AINP. Only certain occupations are eligible.
INELIGIBLE OCCUPATIONS IN NOC C and D
1. (1) Supervisors, foremen and tradespeople, working in a Compulsory or Optional Trade in Alberta (including chefs, cooks, and line cooks);
(2) Compulsory and Optional Trades are eligible under the Strategic Recruitment Stream, Compulsory and Optional Trades Category.
2. Clergy, elementary and secondary school teachers, professional athletes and dental laboratory bench workers;
3. Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process;
4. Semi-skilled workers NOT in an eligible AINP industry or occupation;
5. Live-in caregivers currently living in Canada; and
6. Temporary foreign workers working and residing in a province other than Alberta.
Other restrictions on eligibility may also apply for each AINP stream or category.