New Job Program Advisor In Alberta

Program Advisor
Program Advisor

Program Advisor

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $4,267–$5,546 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 39323

Ministry: Trade, Immigration and Multiculturalism

Location: Calgary and Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time (Permanent)

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: March 7, 2023

Classification: Program Services 1

About Us

The Ministry of Trade, Immigration and Multiculturalism is responsible for supporting multicultural communities, attracting skilled workers, and leading international trade and investment attraction to diversify and strengthen our economy. Our work was previously under the Ministry of Labour and Immigration.


The Ministry of Trade, Immigration and Multiculturalism has an exciting opportunity and is looking for a Program Advisor to join our team!

The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) is a critical component in helping reach the desired outcome that Alberta is able to attract and retain a skilled, resilient and productive workforce.

The Program Advisor is required to ensure the AAIP can process the required number of applications to issue the annual certificate target. This position main functions are to determine basic AAIP eligibility on both Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) and Express Entry (EE) stream to ensure applications are complete and to screen for basic AAIP selection factors such as occupation, language ability, passport and work permit validity, employment verification, etc.

In your role as Program Advisor, you will be responsible to:

  • Potential Candidate Selection - Identify Candidates in the IRCC’s EE portal based on the parameters (selection factors) provided to them by management.
  • Notification of Interest (NOI) – issue an NOI letter from Alberta in IRCC’s EE portal potential to candidates who meet Alberta’s selection factors. Monitor the Notice of Interest (NOI) list for applications. For candidates who respond, send them information on how to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) package for the Alberta Express Entry Stream, including a list of all necessary documents and the EOI assessment criteria.
  • Application Completeness – once applications have been received, ensure the applications accepted are complete. All of the required documents are included in the submission and the forms are signed as required.
  • Eligibility – Screen for basic AAIP selection factors such as occupation, language ability, passport and work permit validity. With regard to EE, identify whether or not the candidate meets the criteria of at least one of the three federal immigration programs. The three federal immigration programs are the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
  • Request Additional Information – in situations where applications are incomplete, the applicant/representative is requested to provide the appropriate information within a defined timeline. Further follow-up may be required.
  • Verification of Employment – Contacting employers to verify qualifying employment (this may consist of multiple employers) as well as current employers. This may require contacting employers in other countries.
  • Communicate Decisions – Prepare and e-mail out correspondence notifying applicants regarding decisions on their applications.
  • Document in database – input all decisions in applicable computer systems, including the AAIP CRM database. Review data entry fields to ensure accuracy.
  • Operational Procedures
    • Work closely with AAIP Program Officers to identify bottlenecks and propose solutions to improve processes by providing input to the AAIP Operations Managers.
    • Provide input on AOS and EE application eligibility guidelines to ensure they are effective and efficient and meet the changing needs of the provincial economy.



  • Two-year diploma in a related field; no experience required;

Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

Preferences will be given to candidates with:

  • A strong knowledge and comprehension of the Alberta economy and business community.

Assets include:

  • Knowledge of policy and program development processes.
  • General knowledge of business operations.
  • Knowledge of international economic, social, political issues and their impact on economic migration and immigration.
  • Knowledge of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
  • Knowledge of the immigration procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of different cultures and customs and international protocol.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioral competencies:

  • Systems Thinking - Impact of strategies and changes on the work of clients, stakeholders, and team members and support organization vision and goals through strategic planning of tasks and considering relationships between different work approaches and their impact on different programs, divisions and ministries.
  • Creative Problem Solving - Facilitate the creation of a work environment for generating and finding newer ideas to solve existing and potential problems.
  • Agility - Ability to create an adaptable environment and overcome barriers through proactive and flexible approach to work.
  • Drive for Results - Design and manage projects to achieve intended outcomes and deliverables within allotted timeframes and budget.
  • Build Collaborative Environment - Lead and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
  • Develop Networks - Develop and sustain a network of relationships across the department and with other GOA ministries on issues and work with other branches to develop effective communication channels to enhance and maximize the effectiveness of interactions.


$2,133.27 to $2,773.10 bi-weekly. ($55,678 to $72,377/year)


This is a permanent, full-time position working 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

There are multiple permanent positions in Calgary.

This position is based in Calgary, but also may be used to fill future opportunities in both Calgary and/or Edmonton. We require you to attach a Cover Letter with your application explaining your qualification and suitability for this role.

Top candidates will be required to undergo security screening.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies across the government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.

For more information on the Government of Alberta hiring process, view this link:

Links and information on what the GOA have to offer to prospective employees:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Health Spending Account:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:

    It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

    Closing Statement

    This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

    If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact at Tania Pineda at [email protected].

    If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check