Alberta, Canada recruiting American workers
31 August 2011
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Alberta Employment and Immigration Minister Thomas Lukaszuk is traveling to the US to look for skilled workers for the province's energy industry.
Lukaszuk says the US has similar health and safety standards to Canada; Therefore, US workers should feel at home in Canada.
Lukaszuk also mentioned that Alberta needs more geologists, geochemists, and engineers.
Immigrants can come under the Provincial Nominee Program which allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate skilled migrants for permanent immigration. Applicants who are nominated under the Provincial Nominee Program receive priority processing through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
Alberta is a resource rich province in western Canada. It is home to approximately 3.7 million residents. Oil and natural gas are the main industries.