For the year 2011, the Canadian province of Alberta is entitled to nominate a total of 5,000 foreign tradespersons, who are already working temporarily in the province, for permanent residency. But, the best part of this procedure is that this year skilled temporary workers who are engaged in Alberta’s optional trades are able to apply for Canada PR to the Alberta government themselves rather than applying with their respective employers.
For the running year Canada’s federal government has allocated a limit of 5,000 people to be allowed permanent residence in Alberta. While meeting the cap, the Canadian province would focus on nominating skilled workers who are already working in permanent jobs; people with Canadian job offers; and the ones with the skills and qualifications in designated occupations that are currently in demand in the province.
Alberta currently has a total of 50 designated trade occupations; out of which 31 are optional trades and remaining 19 are compulsory. Optional trades include occupations like tile setter; cabinetmaker; roofer; and concrete finisher, while compulsory trade occupations comprise gasfitter; welder; plumber; and iron worker.
Previously, workers engaged in optional trades were required to apply with their employers for permanent residence, while compulsory trade workers could either apply directly with the government on their own or with their employers. With change in the application process for temporary workers in optional trade occupations, things will hopefully get simpler and easier.
Learn more about Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program from an immigration and visa specialist. If you are interested in immigrating shortly, send you updated profile to [email protected] and get a free immigration assessment.