Logo en Global Donate now


Document Details


Print and save

Government document

Alberta - sectoral work permits for more occupations

This document is a key resource




Citizenship and immigration Canada


Originally launched June 1, 2011, under the Temporary Foreign Worker Annex to the Agreement for Canada-Alberta Cooperation on Immigration, this pilot project allows eligible foreign nationals to come to Alberta to work temporarily in a specific occupation. This program enables them to be issued a work permit that allows them to move freely between Alberta employers, without requiring authorization from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada/Service Canada in the form of a Labour Market Opinion, or LMO.

Effective today, the Alberta pilot is expanding beyond the steamfitter/pipefitter occupation to include the following additional occupations:

Heavy duty equipment mechanic
Millwright and industrial mechanic
“Our consultations with Alberta employers and our own labour forecasts show there is a need to expand the pilot to include these high-demand occupations,” said Minister Khan. “We appreciate the cooperation and support of our federal colleagues in working with us to help employers get the workers they need sooner.”


Economic sectors

Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, and Other

Content types

Policy analysis

Target groups

Employers, agencies and their representatives and Unions

Regulation domains

Right to change employer

Geographical focuses


Spheres of activity

Law, Management of human resources, and Political science


French and English