Canada: Alberta Employers Criteria

Alberta is the fourth most populous Canadian province of about 4,067,175 with Edmonton as its state capital. Alberta is a province in Western Canada which has its landscape encompassing mountains, prairies, desert badlands and vast coniferous forests.

It has more than 600 lakes, and rich mineral deposits. In the west, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks have glaciers in the Columbia Icefields, Banff National Park, Jasper, Lake Louise. The Waterton Glacier International Peace Park is a biosphere reserve that straddles the southern border with the USA. Alberta Employers offers minimum wage of 15.00 CAD per hour (1 Oct 2018). Skilled Worker Category Criteria include but are not limited to:


As an Alberta Employer, you must be able to observe the following requirements:

  • Be incorporated or registered by or under an act of the legislature of a province or the Parliament of Canada and operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business in Alberta.
  • Provide a job offer to the Candidate for permanent, full-time employment in a skilled occupation. A skilled occupation is an occupation that falls under one of the following skills levels under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system:
    1. NOC 0: Includes management occupations that usually require a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate) or a professional designation.
    2. NOC A: Includes occupations that usually require university education.
    3. NOC B: Includes occupations that usually require college education.
  • Provide a job offer to the Candidate that:
    1. meets Alberta’s employment and wage standards
    2. does not conflict with existing collective bargaining agreements. The AINP will not approve an application if there is a labour dispute in progress that may involve, directly or indirectly, either the employer or the candidate.
  • Provide proof of your authorization to hire a foreign worker by showing either the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), or evidence of the LMIA exemption.
    1. If there is an LMIA in place for the Candidate, you must show that you are following all the conditions of the LMIA (including salary).
    2. If the Candidate is exempt from an LMIA, you must show you are offering wages and benefits to the Candidate that meet industry standards. Visit the ALIS website for wage and benefit standards in Alberta by occupation. Download PERISCOPE PORN free now
  • Clearly show the need for the position and that you have made a significant effort to hire a Canadian or permanent resident of Canada for the position only if the Candidate is not currently working in Alberta (is abroad).
    1. The Employer-Driven Stream is not intended to be used as a substitute for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
  • Meet additional criteria if the Candidate’s occupation is in:
    1. Early Childhood Educators and Child Care Staff