New Work to Residency Program in Alberta, Canada

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New Work to Residency Program in Alberta, Canada
Posted on November 5, 2012

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Canadian Permanent Residency thru Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program

New Semi-Skilled Worker Category language criteria as of July 1, 2012

Language criteria for all semi-skilled workers (NOC C and D occupations) have changed. The language requirements are now the same for all occupations and industries in this category.

If you are a semi-skilled worker who arrived in Canada as a Temporary Foreign Worker on or before July 1, 2012, and your application is postmarked on or before December 31, 2012, you and your Alberta employer may apply under the:

If you are a semi-skilled worker who arrived in Canada as a Temporary Foreign Worker after July 1, 2012 you must meet the new criteria listed below.

All semi-skilled category applications postmarked on or after January 1, 2013 will be assessed using the new criteria listed below.  

Eligible Industries and Occupations

The following is a list of eligible industries for semi-skilled workers under the AINP Semi-Skilled Worker Category, along with eligible occupations within those industries with their National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes.


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

Eligible occupations:

  • Food and Beverage Servers (NOC 6453)
  • Room Attendants (NOC 6661)
  • Front Desk Agent/Clerk (NOC 6435)

Industry: Manufacturing

Eligible occupations:


Industry: Trucking

Eligible occupations:

  • Long-Haul and Heavy Haul Truck Driver (NOC 7411)

Industry: Foodservices (pilot project)

Eligible occupations:

  • Food and Beverage Servers (NOC 6453)
  • Food Counter Attendants (NOC 6641)
  • Kitchen Helpers (NOC 6641)

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 years old at the time you submit your AINP application:
  •  
    • An IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Test with minimum scores of:
      •  
        • Listening: 4.5
        • Reading: 3.5
        • Writing: 4
        • Speaking: 4
    • A CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index) Test with minimum scores of:
    •  
      • Listening: 2H
      • Reading: 2H
      • Writing: 2H
      • Speaking: 2H
    •  
      • Listening: 145
      • Reading: 121
      • Writing: 181
      • Speaking: 181
    • A TEF (Test d’évalutation de français) with minimum scores of:
  • Food and Beverage Processing
  • Hotel and Lodging (Please note: if your application was received prior to April 1, 2011, it was assessed on this additional criteria)
  • Manufacturing
  • Trucking Industry (Long-Haul and 2012 Heavy Haul Initiative)
  • Foodservice Industry (pilot project)
  • Make sure you meet additional criteria required for your industry:

As a Candidate in the hotel and lodging industry, you must also:

  • Have a total of three (3) years of work experience in a job directly related to the hotel and lodging industry (abroad and/or in Canada).
  • Be employed in Alberta for a minimum of six months before applying to the AINP.

Meeting the criteria listed above does not guarantee a nomination or permanent residence.

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Industry-specific criteria – food and beverage processing

As an Alberta Employer in the food and beverage processing industry, you must also:

  • Operate an agricultural-based industrial food processing plant. In collaboration with the AINP's partner ministry, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (AARD), this program has been established to assist with labour shortages in industrial food processing plants. Retail establishments are not considered part of the food processing sector for which this category was created and are not considered eligible employers under this AINP category.
  • Have satisfactory recruitment strategies, employment policies and practices, retention and settlement in order to qualify for allocations.

As a Candidate in the food and beverage processing industry, you must also:

  • Complete an interview with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (AARD) staff and be able to satisfy AARD regarding your suitability for the AINP.
  • Have a total of three years of full-time work experience in your home country prior to arriving in Canada in a physically demanding job similar to that found in the food and beverage processing industry.
  • Be employed in Alberta for a minimum of six months before applying to the AINP.

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