Occupations of Permanent Residents who immigrated to Alberta 2019

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In 2019, all of Alberta’s provincial nominations through AINP went to candidates whose CRS score in the Express Entry pool was between 300-400. This makes Alberta an ideal province for those with low scores. Having said that, as of Jan 31, there are 76,817 candidates with the CRS in the range of 300-400 points while Alberta only nominated 6,000 candidates in 2019, which is almost only 8% of 76,817. So, which 8% or less of the candidates have a good probability of being nominated by Alberta in 2020? Based on the past trend here’s a look at the top occupations for immigrants to Alberta in 2019.

The list below shows Permanent Residents 15 years of age or older by Intended Occupation (4-Digit NOC 2011) who immigrated to Alberta between Jan-Dec 2019.

1,765 Food Service Supervisors immigrated to the province, topping the list out of more than 200 occupations. They were followed by 870 Retail Sales Supervisors. While Transport truck drivers came in third with a number of 625.

Note, this list contains the overall number of immigrants, not just those from Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).

List of NOCs for Alberta

Occupation & NOCNumber
6311 – Food service supervisors1,765
6211 – Retail sales supervisors870
7511 – Transport truck drivers625
4411 – Home child care providers375
1241 – Administrative assistants260
0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers185
0631 – Restaurant and food service managers180
2171 – Information systems analysts and consultants175
6315 – Cleaning supervisors165
4011 – University professors and lecturers160
9462 – Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers155
6421 – Retail salespersons145
7284 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers135
6322 – Cooks130
3112 – General practitioners and family physicians130
1111 – Financial auditors and accountants130
1221 – Administrative officers125
1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers120
6235 – Financial sales representatives105
2173 – Software engineers and designers105
8252 – Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers100
2145 – Petroleum engineers100
4212 – Social and community service workers95
2132 – Mechanical engineers95
4012 – Post-secondary teaching and research assistants90
2174 – Computer programmers and interactive media developers90
1215 – Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations90
6221 – Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade75
3131 – Pharmacists75
6313 – Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors70
2131 – Civil engineers70
6525 – Hotel front desk clerks65
4112 – Lawyers and Quebec notaries65
4412 – Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations60
2134 – Chemical engineers60
0122 – Banking, credit and other investment managers60
4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants55
3113 – Dentists55
3111 – Specialist physicians55
3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses55
2133 – Electrical and electronics engineers55
4031 – Secondary school teachers50
2241 – Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians50
2211 – Chemical technologists and technicians50
2121 – Biologists and related scientists50
1123 – Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations50
1121 – Human resources professionals50
6731 – Light duty cleaners45
2281 – Computer network technicians45
1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting45
1112 – Financial and investment analysts45
4163 – Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants40
4021 – College and other vocational instructors40
2231 – Civil engineering technologists and technicians40
0213 – Computer and information systems managers40
0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers40
Occupation not stated35
6314 – Customer and information services supervisors35
3233 – Licensed practical nurses35
2282 – User support technicians35
2253 – Drafting technologists and technicians35
2242 – Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)35
2172 – Database analysts and data administrators35
0632 – Accommodation service managers35
0111 – Financial managers35
8232 – Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers30
6711 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations30
2232 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians30
2141 – Industrial and manufacturing engineers30
2113 – Geoscientists and oceanographers30
1521 – Shippers and receivers30
1114 – Other financial officers30
0711 – Construction managers30
0601 – Corporate sales managers30
7452 – Material handlers25
7305 – Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators25
7237 – Welders and related machine operators25
7205 – Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers25
6552 – Other customer and information services representatives25
6331 – Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale25
5254 – Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness25
4032 – Elementary school and kindergarten teachers25
2263 – Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety25
2175 – Web designers and developers25
1243 – Medical administrative assistants25
1225 – Purchasing agents and officers25
1223 – Human resources and recruitment officers25
1212 – Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers25
0211 – Engineering managers25
0114 – Other administrative services managers25
7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics20
6341 – Hairstylists and barbers20
6321 – Chefs20
4165 – Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers20
2161 – Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries20
2151 – Architects20
2147 – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)20
2112 – Chemists20
1411 – General office support workers20
0911 – Manufacturing managers20
0125 – Other business services managers20
0112 – Human resources managers20
0016 – Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities20
0013 – Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services20
9617 – Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing15
8255 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services15
7514 – Delivery and courier service drivers15
7282 – Concrete finishers15
7271 – Carpenters15
6332 – Bakers15
6316 – Other services supervisors15
5241 – Graphic designers and illustrators15
4162 – Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts15
4161 – Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers15
3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates15
3142 – Physiotherapists15
3114 – Veterinarians15
2254 – Land survey technologists and technicians15
2234 – Construction estimators15
1524 – Purchasing and inventory control workers15
1431 – Accounting and related clerks15
1242 – Legal administrative assistants15
1224 – Property administrators15
1211 – Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers15
0714 – Facility operation and maintenance managers15
0651 – Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.15
9241 – Power engineers and power systems operators10
9232 – Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators10
8431 – General farm workers10
7535 – Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers10
7384 – Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.10
7321 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers10
7315 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors10
7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews10
7291 – Roofers and shinglers10
7252 – Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers10
6551 – Customer services representatives – financial institutions10
6513 – Food and beverage servers10
6411 – Sales and account representatives – wholesale trade (non-technical)10
6342 – Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners10
6312 – Executive housekeepers10
6231 – Insurance agents and brokers10
4211 – Paralegal and related occupations10
4164 – Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers10
4154 – Professional occupations in religion10
3237 – Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment10
3223 – Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants10
3219 – Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)10
3121 – Optometrists10
2283 – Information systems testing technicians10
2255 – Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology10
2251 – Architectural technologists and technicians10
2233 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians10
2221 – Biological technologists and technicians10
2148 – Other professional engineers, n.e.c.10
2142 – Metallurgical and materials engineers10
1525 – Dispatchers10
1414 – Receptionists10
1228 – Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers10
1226 – Conference and event planners10
1222 – Executive assistants10
0821 – Managers in agriculture10
0731 – Managers in transportation10
0212 – Architecture and science managers10
0113 – Purchasing managers10
9243 – Water and waste treatment plant operators5
9214 – Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing5
9213 – Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing5
8222 – Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services5
7521 – Heavy equipment operators (except crane)5
7303 – Supervisors, printing and related occupations5
7294 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)5
7283 – Tilesetters5
7272 – Cabinetmakers5
7246 – Telecommunications installation and repair workers5
7245 – Telecommunications line and cable workers5
7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)5
6564 – Other personal service occupations5
6222 – Retail and wholesale buyers5
5252 – Coaches5
5242 – Interior designers and interior decorators5
5125 – Translators, terminologists and interpreters5
5122 – Editors5
5121 – Authors and writers5
4166 – Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers5
4152 – Social workers5
4151 – Psychologists5
4033 – Educational counsellors5
3414 – Other assisting occupations in support of health services5
3236 – Massage therapists5
3222 – Dental hygienists and dental therapists5
3213 – Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians5
2262 – Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers5
2153 – Urban and land use planners5
2144 – Geological engineers5
2143 – Mining engineers5
2123 – Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists5
1214 – Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations5
0513 – Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors5
0311 – Managers in health care5
0131 – Telecommunication carriers managers5
0014 – Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations5

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