Alberta needs more competent people because of the province’s rising economy and over 100,000 open jobs.
The number of immigrants that Alberta can take annually has long been a demand of the federal government. Finally raising the immigration goal will allow Alberta to maintain its economic momentum and address the severe labor shortages. Immigrants will benefit the economy and will assist fill positions in vital industries across the province.
New immigration goals to address labor deficit
In 2023, 2024, and 2025, the AAIP of Alberta will now be capable of issuing a total of 9,750 nominations, 10,140 in 2024, and 10,849 in 2025. from the 6,500 nominations allotted in 2022, a significant rise.
Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)
The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) offers a range of options for immigrants to apply for Canadian permanent residence in all industries and at all skill levels, including international graduates, business owners, and temporary foreign employees.
In 2023, two of AAIP’s most well-liked streams—Rural Renewal and Rural Entrepreneur—will help strengthen local economies by luring immigrants to the province’s rural areas. With the help of these streams, talented immigrants will be able to survive and grow outside of Alberta’s urban centers and fill open opportunities there.
2023 — Moving to Alberta
In an effort to draw in more skilled immigrants, Alberta has opened up a number of new channels and introduced priority processing procedures since October 2022.
Although Alberta has created 120,000 new employees since the beginning of 2021, the province still has roughly 74,140 open vacancies. In addition, the province anticipates a 33,100 labour deficit by 2025 in a variety of jobs, skill levels, and industries.
By generating employment, diversifying the economy, and bolstering the workforce in every area of the province, immigrants play a crucial part in addressing the labor shortages. In order to facilitate important businesses like healthcare, construction, technology, agriculture, and tourism, among others, it is expected that they will contribute fresh talents and experience.
The province’s economic growth will be maintained in the next year’s thanks to Alberta’s higher immigration intake targets.