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Fast-track immigration to Alberta is available for applicants who have work experience in one of the following occupations.

While no job offer is required for "fast-track" processing, there are requirements that must be met for each eligible category listed under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) Strategic Recruitment program. There are three different categories that qualify under Strategic Recruitment "fast-track" processing for the AINP.

1 - U.S. Visa Holders - NOTE: This category is on hold until further notice.

This stream was designed for workers who have at least one year of work experience in the United States on a temporary work visa (H1B, H1B1, H1C and E3) in an occupation listed below. Applicants must currently be in the United States on that work visa.

Please note: The AINP intends to adjust the list of eligible occupations for the U.S. Visa Holder Category in the near future. If your occupation is currently on the list, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible to ensure that you will be able to qualify.

NOC Code Occupation Title
Management Occupations
0211 Engineering Managers
0212 Architecture and Science Managers
0611 Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
0621 Retail Trade Managers
0711 Construction Managers
0721 Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers
0811 Primary Production Mgrs (Except Agric)
Business, Finance, and Administration Occupations
1111 Financial Auditors
1235 Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers
Natural and Applied Sciences and Related Occupations
2111 Physicists and Astronomers
2112 Chemists
2113 Geologists, Geochemists, and Geophysicists
2121 Biologists
2131 Civil Engineers
2132 Mechanical Engineers
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineer
2134 Chemical Engineer
2141 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
2142 Metallurgical and Materials Engineer
2143 Mining Engineers
2145 Petroleum Engineers
2151 Architects
2153 Urban and Land Use Planners
2154 Land Surveyors
2212 Geological and Mineral Technologists and Technicians
2225 Landscape and Horticultural Technicians
2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2234 Construction Estimators
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2242 Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment)
2243 Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
2251 Architectural Technologists and Technicians
2252 Industrial Designers
2253 Drafting Technologists & Technicians
2261 Nondestructive Testers and Inspectors
2271 Air pilots, flight engineers, flying instructors
Health Occupations
3111 Specialists Physicians
3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3114 Veterinarians
3131 Pharmacists
3141 Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
3142 Physiotherapists
3143 Occupational Therapists
3152 Registered Nurses
3211 Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists' Assistants
3212 Medical Laboratory Technicians
3213 Veterinary and Animal Health Technologists and Technicians
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
3216 Medical Sonographers
3223 Dental Technologists, Technicians and Laboratory Bench Workers
3232 Midwives and Practitioners of Natural Healing
Occupations in Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion
4131 College & Other Vocational Instructors
4143 Educational Counsellors
4212 Community and Social Service Workers
4214 Early Childhood Educators
Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
5222 Film and Video Camera Operators
5223 Graphic Arts Technicians
5225 Audio and Video Recording Technicians
5226 Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures,
5231 Announcers and Other Broadcasters
Sales and Service Occupations
6211 Retail Trade Supervisors
6212 Food Service Supervisors
6216 Other Service Supervisors
6221 Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade
Occupations Unique To Primary Industry
8232 Oil and Gas Well Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers
8251 Farmers and Farm Managers
8253 Farm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers
Occupations unique to Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities
9213 Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing
9214 Supervisors, Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing
9231 Central Control and Process Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing
9232 Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Process Operators

2 - Engineering Occupations

NOC Code Occupation Title
Engineering Occupations
2131 Civil Engineers
2132 Mechanical Engineers
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2134 Chemical Engineers
2141 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
2143 Mining Engineers
2144 Geological Engineers
2145 Petroleum Engineers
2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2253 Drafting Technologists & Technicians

3 - Compulsory Trades

Compulsory Certification Trades
1. Appliance Service Technician
  • Appliance Service Technician
  • Commercial Appliance Service Tech.
2. Auto Body Technician
  • Auto Body Technician
  • Auto Body Prepper
  • Auto Body Repairer
  • Auto Body Refinisher
3. Automotive Service Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
4. Boilermaker
  • Boilermaker
5. Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator (CHEO)
  • CHEO-Hydraulic Mobile Crane
  • CHEO-Conventional Mobile Crane
  • CHEO-Mobile Crane
  • CHEO-Tower Crane
  • CHEO-Boom Truck
  • CHEO-Wellhead Boom Truck
  • CHEO-Wellhead Boom Truck
6. Electrician
  • Electrician
7. Elevator Constructor
  • Elevator Constructor
8. Gasfitter
  • Gasfitter (A)
  • Gasfitter (B)
9. Hairstylist
  • Hairstylist
10. Heavy Equipment Technician (HET)
  • Heavy Equipment Technician (HET)
  • HET-Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic (Off Road)
  • HET-Truck and Transport Mechanic
  • HET-Transport Trailer Mechanic
11. Ironworker
  • Ironworker
  • Ironworker-Metal Building Systems Erector
  • Ironworker-Structural/Ornamental
  • Ironworker-Reinforcing
12. Motorcycle Mechanic
  • Motorcycle Mechanic
13. Plumber
  • Plumber
14. Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
15. Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic
16. Rig Technician
  • Rig Technician 1
  • Rig Technician 2
  • Rig Technician 3
17. Sheet Metal Worker
  • Sheet Metal Worker
18. Steamfitter-Pipefitter
  • Steamfitter-Pipefitter
19. Welder
  • Welder
  • Welder-Wire Process Operator

Optional Trades

Optional Certification Trades
1. Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
2. Baker
  • Baker
3. Bricklayer
  • Bricklayer
4. Cabinetmaker
  • Cabinetmaker
5. Carpenter
  • Carpenter
6. Communication Technician
  • Communication Technician
7. Concrete Finisher
  • Concrete Finisher
8. Cook
  • Cook
9. Electronic Motor Systems Technician
  • Electronic Motor Systems Technician
10. Floorcovering Installer
  • Floorcovering Installer
11. Glazier
  • Glazier
  • Auto Glass Technician
12. Instrument Technician
  • Instrument Technician
13. Insulator
  • Insulator
14. Landscape Gardener
  • Landscape Gardener
15. Lather-Interior Systems Mechanic
  • Lather-Interior Systems Mechanic
16. Locksmith
  • Locksmith
17. Machinist
  • Machinist
18. Millwright
  • Millwright
19. Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
  • OPET-Marine Equipment
  • OPET-Recreational Equipment
  • OPET-Turf Equipment
20. Painter and Decorator
  • Painter and Decorator
21. Parts Technician
  • Parts Technician
22. Parts Technician-Materials Technician
  • Parts Technician-Materials Technician
23. Powerline Technician
  • Powerline Technician
24. Power Systems Electrician
  • Power Systems Electrician
25. Roofer
  • Roofer
26. Sawfiler
  • Sawfiler
  • Sawfiler-Circular Sawfiler
27. Sprinkler System Installer
  • Sprinkler System Installer
28. Structural Steel and Plate Fitter
  • Structural Steel and Plate Fitter
29. Tilesetter
  • Tilesetter
30. Tool and Die Maker
  • Tool and Die Maker
31. Transport Refrigeration Technician
  • Transport Refrigeration Technician
32. Water Well Driller
  • Water Well Driller

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