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Alberta's Population Is Booming: Are You Ready to Immigrate to Alberta, Canada?

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Alberta's Population Is Booming: Are You Ready to Immigrate to Alberta, Canada?

Ackah Law is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. We love living in Calgary - and it seems the secret is out! New data from Statistics Canada’s midyear update on population and demographics show that in the 12 months ending on July 1, Alberta's population increased by 4%, the fastest pace in the country. Many foreigners want to immigrate to Alberta, Canada - and here are some of the reasons why.

Why Immigrants Choose Alberta, Canada

Immigrants choose Alberta, Canada for a variety of reasons, including its strong economy, affordable housing and diverse job market.

Strong economy

Alberta has a nation-leading economic strength, with a GDP that is expected to expand by 2.3% in 2023, far stronger than the national average. The province has also added 44,000 net new jobs since April, generating nearly 60% of the country's job growth all by itself.

Affordable housing

Alberta has some of the most affordable housing in Canada, with the average price of a house at $440,000, compared with $956,000 in neighboring British Columbia and $832,000 in Ontario. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Edmonton is also under $1,300 a month, compared with more than $2,600 in Toronto and nearly $3,000 in Vancouver.

Diverse job market

Alberta's economy is not just reliant on oil and gas. In recent years, the province has diversified its economy into other sectors such as clean energy, ag tech, and transport and logistics. This has created a wide range of job opportunities for immigrants.


Immigration To Alberta, Canada

Alberta continues to be the top choice for immigrants who move to Canada. In the past ten years, 436,766 people moved to Alberta from abroad - about 36,000 people per year, says ATB Financial's Economics & Research Team. Their study shows 88% of people who moved to Alberta from another country were immigrants, rather than people returning to Alberta after living abroad.

Alberta Is Multicultural and Welcoming

In addition to these economic factors, Alberta is also a multicultural province with a welcoming community. Immigrants are drawn to Alberta's high quality of life, which includes a strong education system, universal healthcare and a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Alberta is a diverse province and immigrants are a critical part of Alberta's growth. Calgary was named to the top 10 most livable cities in the world in the Global Liveability Index - and the #1 most livable city in North America! Calgarians are warm and welcoming to newcomers, and with 240 different ethnic origins, Calgary is ranked third in the proportion of visible minorities in Canada.

Overall, Alberta is a desirable destination for immigrants because it offers a strong economy, affordable housing, a diverse job market and a welcoming community.

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

Each province or territory has its own specific immigration procedures based on local labour needs and requirements. Canada encourages applications for Permanent Residence from people with skilled abilities, education and work experience that will contribute to the Canadian economy. At Ackha Law, we understand the rules and regulations of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) as well as the federal process for immigration. We provide timely, accurate advice that meets your individual needs in order to navigate the complexities of Canadian immigration. Our team is always up-to-date on current changing trends and policies, ensuring that you have all the help you need to effectively manage your visa application.

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Do You Want To Move Your Business To Alberta?

The Calgary Economic Development works with business, government and community partners to position Calgary as the location of choice for the purpose of attracting business investment, fostering trade and grow Calgary’s workforce.

Among the many services they offer, CED helps foreign businesses move to Canada and hire local Canadians and global talent:

  • Permit assistance
  • Business registration to register with The City of Calgary and the Province of Alberta
  • Finding office space whether it's temporary or long-term from a co-working space a warehouse or full office building
  • Developing labour attraction strategies for highly skilled and low-skilled immigrant workers and local Canadian talent
  • Access to funding and finances through provincial and federal grant and incentive
  • Programs available for Alberta registered businesses
  • Business banking introductions
  • Networking and meeting customers, investors, advisors, industry leaders, partners and employees

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Do You Want To Move To Alberta, Canada?

Alberta, Canada wants skilled foreign workers to help fill the province's labour shortage and many foreign workers want to live and work in Canada. An experienced Calgary immigration lawyer can review your can and help you apply for immigration to Alberta.

Ackah Business Immigration Law and Evelyn Ackah, an award-winning immigration lawyer recognized for her exceptional skill in preemptively resolving immigration issues, has established a strong reputation for her unwavering commitment to assisting clients in realizing their aspirations of living and working in Canada.

Ackah Business Immigration Law has offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver to help clients move to new opportunities in Canada. To get in touch with Ackah Law, contact us at (403) 452-9515 or send an email directly to contact@ackahlaw.com.

Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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