APPLYING FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE UNDER ALBERTA IMMIGRANT PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM

Alberta Semi-Skilled Worker Program Criteria

Alberta employer criteria

As an Alberta employer in the Semi-Skilled Worker Category, you must:

  • be incorporated or registered by or under an act of the legislature of a province or the Parliament of Canada and operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business in Alberta
  • be operating in an industry that is one of the five (5) industries currently eligible under the AINP Semi-Skilled Worker Category and provide a job offer to the candidate for permanent, full-time employment in an eligible semi-skilled occupation
  • provide a job offer to the candidate that meets Alberta’s employment and wage standards

provide a job offer to the candidate that does not conflict with existing collective bargaining agreements

  • have a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Confirmation for the candidate and meet all the conditions of the LMIA
  • submit to the AINP a candidate who meets all job requirements and AINP criteria
  • show a plan outlining your approach to accommodation, settlement, and retention for the Candidate
  • Complete a Settlement and Retention Plan

Eligible industries and occupations

Industry: Food and Beverage Processing

Eligible occupations:

Food and Beverage Production Worker (NOC 9617)
Bakery Production Worker (NOC 9617)
Food and Beverage Processing Equipment Cleaner (NOC 9617)
Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters (NOC 9462)
Poultry Production Workers (NOC 9462)

Industry: Hotel and Lodging /  Expired Stream

Eligible occupations:

Food and Beverage Servers (NOC 6513)
Room Attendants (NOC 6731)
Front Desk Agent/Clerk (NOC 6525)

Industry: Manufacturing

Eligible occupations

Industry: Trucking / Expired Stream

Eligible occupations:

Long-Haul Truck Driver (NOC 7511)

Industry: Foodservices  / Expired Pilot Project

Eligible occupations:

Food and Beverage Servers (NOC 6513)
Food Counter Attendants (NOC 6711)
Kitchen Helpers (NOC 6711)

Candidate criteria

As a candidate in the Semi-Skilled Worker Category, you must:

  • be currently working in Alberta on a work permit for an eligible AINP Semi-Skilled Occupation (see list above)
  • show that you have completed a minimum of high school education
  • In the Foodservices Industry (pilot project), your high school education must be equivalent to Alberta standards
  • Submit one of the following test results, showing that you meet minimum language standards.

Your test result cannot be more than two (2) years old at the time you submit your AINP application. If you do not have test results or your test results are more than two (2) years old, go to the Language Test Centre section of the AINP website for up-to-date information on testing availability:

A Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General Test taken on or before March 31, 2014, with minimum scores of:

  • Listening: 2H
  • Reading: 2H
  • Writing: 2H
  • Speaking: 2H

A Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General Test taken on or after April 1, 2014, with minimum scores of:

  • Listening: 4
  • Reading: 4
  • Writing: 4
  • Speaking: 4

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General Test with minimum scores of:

  • Listening: 4.5
  • Reading: 3.5
  • Writing: 4
  • Speaking: 4

A Test d’Évaluation de Français (TEF) with minimum scores of:

  • Listening: 145
  • Reading: 121
  • Writing: 181
  • Speaking: 181

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