Immigration in 2012: Work in Alberta

More immigrants heading out west to work in Alberta

Immigrants to Canada are heading out west as more and more jobs become available, hoping to work in Alberta where oil companies expect to hire 100,000 people over the next few years.

Alberta’s booming oil industry is attracting immigrants from all over the world, while farming and agriculture industries that once made up the majority of the province’s economy are falling by the wayside.

Unemployment is low and lots of jobs are available. In addition, growth in Alberta is slated to surpass almost all of the other provinces in 2012.

More immigrants already working in Alberta, creating diverse communities

According to this article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Alberta has transformed over the last few years to mirror provinces like Ontario with high immigrant populations. In addition, larger Alberta cities like Calgary have an immigrant population that is growing faster than anywhere else in Canada because of the high number of available jobs, and as the province becomes more diverse more opportunities are arising in its leadership: Calgary just elected its first Muslim mayor and Alberta has just elected its first female premiere.

If you are considering immigrating to Alberta or want to work in Alberta, we have two Alberta immigration offices: Our Calgary immigration office, and our Edmonton immigration office. Give us a call and find out if you qualify for any of the number of Alberta immigration streams and work programs in Alberta!

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

  • Rich M

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    • Michael Niren

      Hello Rich
      Thank you for you comment. If you need help with your permit, please email us directly at

      Thank you
      Michael Niren

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