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Alberta - sectoral work permits for more occupations

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Date

2012

Authors

Citizenship and immigration Canada

Abstract

Originally launched June 1, 2011, under the Temporary Foreign Worker Annex to the Agreement for Canada-Alberta Cooperation on Immigration, this pilot project allows eligible foreign nationals to come to Alberta to work temporarily in a specific occupation. This program enables them to be issued a work permit that allows them to move freely between Alberta employers, without requiring authorization from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada/Service Canada in the form of a Labour Market Opinion, or LMO.

Effective today, the Alberta pilot is expanding beyond the steamfitter/pipefitter occupation to include the following additional occupations:

Welder
Heavy duty equipment mechanic
Ironworker
Millwright and industrial mechanic
Carpenter
Estimator
“Our consultations with Alberta employers and our own labour forecasts show there is a need to expand the pilot to include these high-demand occupations,” said Minister Khan. “We appreciate the cooperation and support of our federal colleagues in working with us to help employers get the workers they need sooner.”

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Economic sectors

Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, and Other

Content types

Policy analysis

Target groups

Employers, agencies and their representatives and Unions

Regulation domains

Right to change employer

Geographical focuses

Alberta

Spheres of activity

Law, Management of human resources, and Political science

Languages

French and English