A massive labour shortage is looming in Alberta and if predictions are accurate, by 2015, there will be thousands of empty positions waiting to be filled.
“It’s not an issue that’s going to be forced in the next year, the next two years, the next three years. The projections that we see is that by the year 2015, the Province of Alberta will have 100,000 vacant positions that cannot be filled,” said Ken Kobly, the president of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce.
You may qualify for Canadian permanent residence under the Alberta PNP if you are working in Alberta on an temporary work permit, have completed a minimum of high school education, and have a
permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in an eligible semi-skilled occupation. :
Alberta Semi- Skilled Occupations PDF FILE
Applicants must have been employed full-time in an eligible occupation by the qualified company, on a temporary work permit for at least nine consecutive months prior to the date of application to the PNP and must be legally employed by the employer at the time of application.
The tourism/hospitality, food processing and long-haul trucking industries play a key role in BC’s export-oriented economy, and are experiencing looming labour shortages. These industries have demonstrated that they won’t be able to meet their on-going workforce needs without the ability to retain foreign workers through immigration.
Below is the list of occupations that will be considered under this category:
PDF FILE SEMI-SKILLED OCCUPATIONS