Alberta Employer-Driven Stream: Semi-Skilled Worker Category

Alberta Employer-Driven Stream is composed of three separate categories with eligibility criteria for both the employer and the applicant. The following categories are: Skilled Worker Category; International Graduate Category and Semi-Skilled Worker Category.

Semi-Skilled Worker Category

Minimum Criteria for Employers. In order to be qualified under the Alberta Semi-Skilled Worker category, employers are recommended to:

  • Be incorporated or registered in Canada and operating in Alberta;
  • Operate in one of the five industries currently eligible under this category:
    1. Food and Beverage Processing;
    2. Hotel and Lodging;
    3. Manufacturing;
    4. Long-Haul Trucking;
    5. Food Services;
  • Provide a permanent, full-time job offer in an eligible occupation (see below);
    1. Job offer must meet Alberta employment and wage standards;
    2. Job offer must not conflict with collective bargaining (union) agreements;
  • Receive a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for the position being offered to the applicant;
    1. For the occupation of Front Desk Agent/Clerk (NOC 6525), if the semi-skilled worker category applicant is working for the employer on a Post-Graduation Work Permit, no LMIA is required;
  • Provide a settlement and retention plan for the individual applicant.

Minimum Requirements For Applicants. To be qualified for semi-skilled worker category, applicants are recommended to:

  • Be currently working in Alberta on a valid work permit in an eligible occupation;
  • Should demonstrate that they have at least a high school level education;
  • Should submit language test results; and,
  • Meet additional criteria for the specific industry.

Please be notified that this stream was terminated on June 14, 2018. Applications to it postmarked on or before this date will be processed, however, in accordance with the eligibility criteria that was in place for this stream at the time of application.

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