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Accelerated Tech Pathway in Alberta

Accelerated Tech Pathway in Alberta

Due to continuous technological development in Calgary, Alberta recently launched a new immigration program called the “Accelerated Tech Pathway” to support the city’s further development. The program is designed to attract new immigrants with a strong background and experience in the technology field. The program is hoping to diversify Alberta’s economy and support the tech industry’s development. Eligible applicants could apply for permanent residence within six months.

The 2021 Alberta Technology Deal Flow Study states that Alberta is now home to more than 3,000 technology companies, an increase of 233% since 2012, where these companies are continuing to expand and grow. Both in terms of funding size (43% of tech startups have raised at least $1 million in funding) and profitability (40% of companies are profitable, 38% of which have more than CAD$1 million in revenue), and employees Growth (companies with more than 25 employees increased by 12% between 18 and 20 years, to 25% overall). As a result, these tech companies face talent challenges, especially in sales (39%) and technology (36%).

List of eligible job positions:

  1. Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services (NOC: 0013)
  2. Human resources managers (NOC: 0112)
  3. Telecommunication carriers manager  (NOC: 0131)
  4. Engineering managers  (NOC: 0211)
  5. Architecture and science managers (NOC: 0212)
  6. Computer and information systems managers (NOC: 0213)
  7. Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts (NOC: 0512)
  8. Corporate sales managers (NOC: 0601)
  9. Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (NOC:1123)
  10. Human resources professionals (NOC: 1121)
  11. Human resources and recruitment officers (NOC: 1223)
  12. Civil engineers (NOC: 2131)
  13. Mechanical engineers (NOC: 2132)
  14. Electrical and electronics engineers (NOC: 2133)
  15. Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) (NOC: 2147)
  16. Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries (NOC: 2161)
  17. Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC: 2171)
  18. Database analysts and data administrators (NOC: 2172)
  19. Software engineers and designers  (NOC: 2173)
  20. Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC: 2174)
  21. Web designers and developers (NOC: 2175)
  22. Biological technologists and technicians (NOC: 2221)
  23. Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians (NOC: 2232)
  24. 2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians  (NOC:2233)
  25. Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (NOC:2241)
  26. Drafting technologists and technicians (NOC:2253)
  27. Computer network technicians (NOC:2281)
  28. User support technicians (NOC:2282)
  29. Information systems testing technicians (NOC:2283)
  30. Medical laboratory technologists (NOC:3211)
  31. 3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants (NOC:3212)
  32. Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) (NOC:3219)
  33. 4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants (NOC: 4163)
  34. Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations (NOC:5131)
  35. Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC:5241)
  36. Electricians (except industrial and power systems) (NOC:7241)
  37. Industrial electricians  (NOC:7241)
  38. Telecommunications installation and repair workers  (NOC:7246)

If students are interested in working in one of the job positions listed above, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) will be an excellent place for students to start. SAIT was founded in 1916, located in Alberta, and is one of the three prairie provinces in Canada. Alberta is located in western Canada, bordered by Saskatchewan to the east, Montana to the south, and British Columbia to the west. SAIT is located in Calgary, a city in southern Alberta, which has a pleasant climate and is the fourth largest city in Canada. 

SAIT has eight faculties – Business, Construction, Energy, Transport, Health and Public Safety, Hospitality and Tourism, Information and Communication Technology, Manufacturing and Automation. Meanwhile, the main campus is only 15 minutes away from downtown. While there are about 13,900 full-time students, including more than 1,500 international students, international students can apply for accommodation. In addition, SAIT offers several bachelor’s, applied bachelor’s, diploma and certificate programs and scholarships for students.

SAIT provides many courses that are recognized by AINP provincial nominations. We have made a list of Majors at SAIT in Business, Engineering, and Computer Science. Graduates from these majors will prepare students as competitive candidates for the careers on the list.


• Bachelor of Business Administration – Financial Services

• Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing

• Bachelor of Business Administration – Management

• Bachelor of Business Administration – Human Resources

Engineering Technologies

• Architecture Technology

• Bachelor of Science – Construction Project Management

• Civil Engineering Technology

• Electrical Engineering Technology

• Electronic Engineering Technology

• Engineering Design and Drafting Techniques

• Surveying and Mapping Engineering Technology

• Mechanical Engineering Technology

• Instrumentation Engineering Technology

• Civil Engineering Technology

• Machinist Technician

• Welding Engineering Technology

• Electrician

• Pre-employment electrician

• Environmental Technology

Computer Science

• Cybersecurity of Control Systems

• Information Security Analyst

• Information System Security

• Information Technology – Network Systems

• Information Technology – Computer Systems

• Information Technology – Software Development

• Information Technology – Telecommunications Systems

• Web developer

• Business Intelligence: Data Analysis and Reporting

• Data Analysis

• Database Administrator

• Object-Oriented Software Development

• Network Technician

• Communications Technician


• New Media Production and Design

• Film and Video Production

• Journalism

• Broadcast TV and Radio News

• Medical Laboratory Technology

• Medical Laboratory Assistant

• Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle

• Ophthalmology and Optometry Assistants

Admission Requirement

Graduated from high school 

Enrollment Date

January, May and September

English Requirements

  • TOEFL(IBT): 80 points with a minimum of 20 points in each section
  • IELTS (Academic): Minimum 6 points for each band
  • *Students who do not meet the entry requirements in English can take the basic English course at SAIT 

Source: Government of Alberta

The information is obtained directly from Government websites. Information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional advice. The information has been gathered as accurately as possible at the time of writing, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please check the Government’s official website and digital channels.
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