The Alberta Opportunity Stream targets foreign workers who are already living and working in Alberta on a valid work permit and have been offered the opportunity to continue in a permanent full-time position by a qualified employer.

Applicants for this program must have:

  • a minimum of one year’s related work experience
  • have the required training to fill the position
  • English Language Skills CLB Level 4 or better
  • a high school diploma equivalent to Alberta standards
  • a positive LMIA report indicating there is room for you in the provincial workforce

Applicants require valid temporary resident status before they can submit their application to work in Canada. A valid work permit based on one of the following:

  • a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment
  • an LMIA exemption for workers based on one of the following IRCC’s exemptions:
    • international trade agreements
    • workers transferred within a company
    • International Experience Canada
    • Mobilité Francophone
  • Post-Graduation Work Permit holders who are required to have a current occupation related to their field of study in Alberta. Also, if those admitted and enrolled prior to April 1, 2019, a credential must be issued by an Alberta Advanced Education approved Alberta public and private post-secondary institution in one of the following approved credentials:
    Alberta Advanced Education approved credentials:
  • certificate or post-graduate certificate which is at least one year in length
  • diploma program which is at least 2 years in length – undergraduate bachelor’s degree
  • graduate level degree
  • graduate level certificate
  • graduate level diploma