Bonus for Skilled Trades

You could get $5,000 for moving to Alberta and working in your skilled trade. Find out how.

The Details

Skilled Tradespeople Needed

Alberta is the place to be for skilled tradespeople and truck drivers. If you work in the trades and are looking to call Alberta your home, you may be able to kick-start your new life in Alberta with a cool $5,000. Tax free.

Combined with our high wages, low taxes, and affordable housing, there’s never been a better time to call Alberta your new home.

Is someone you know thinking about a move to Alberta? A skilled trades moving bonus could sweeten the deal. Copy the link below and share the details.

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How it works

Just four steps away

You could be eligible for a refundable tax credit of $5,000 if you move to Alberta between May 1 and December 31, 2024, live here for 12 months, and work in a high-demand skilled trade.



Check if your trade is eligible

Many trades are eligible for the $5,000 Moving Bonus. See if yours is on the list.


Learn more about the program

Find complete eligibility requirements and info on when and how to apply. Learn more.


Make your move

Live in the province for 1 year and work in your trade while enjoying all that Alberta has to offer.


Apply for the Moving Bonus

Celebrate your 1-year Alberta anniversary by applying for the $5,000 Moving Bonus.

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Eligible Trade List

NOC 7315

Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors

NOC 7332

Appliance Servicers and Repairers

NOC 7321

Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers

NOC 7234


NOC 7281


NOC 7272


NOC 7271


NOC 7282

Concrete Finishers

NOC 7311

Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics

NOC 7611

Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers

NOC 7204

Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades

NOC 7202

Contractors and Supervisors, Electrical Trades and Telecommunications Occupations

NOC 7302

Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Equipment Operator Crews

NOC 7201

Contractors and Supervisors, Machining, Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades and Related Occupations

NOC 7301

Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades

NOC 8222

Contractors and Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Services

NOC 7205

Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers

NOC 7203

Contractors and Supervisors, Pipefitting Trades

NOC 7371

Crane Operators

NOC 2253

Drafting Technologists and Technicians

NOC 7372

Drillers and Blasters - Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction

NOC 7333

Electrical Mechanics

NOC 7244

Electrical Power Line and Cable Workers

NOC 7241

Electricians (except industrial and power system)

NOC 7318

Elevator Constructors and Mechanics

NOC 7295

Floor Covering Installers

NOC 7253

Gas Fitters

NOC 7292


NOC 7313

Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics

NOC 7521

Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane)

NOC 7312

Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

NOC 7242

Industrial Electricians

NOC 2243

Industrial Instrument Technicians And Mechanics

NOC 7293


NOC 7236


NOC 7316

Machine Fitters

NOC 7231

Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors

NOC 7322

Motor Vehicle Body Repairers

NOC 7334

Motorcycle, All-Terrain Vehicle and Other Related Mechanics

NOC 8232

Oil and Gas Well Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers

NOC 8412

Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Related Workers and Services Operators

NOC 7331

Oil and Solid Fuel Heating Mechanics

NOC 7445

Other Repairers and Servicers

NOC 7335

Other Small Engine and Small Equipment Repairers

NOC 7384

Other Trades and Related Occupations, Not Elsewhere Classified (n.e.c.)

NOC 7294

Painters and Decorators (except interior decorators)

NOC 7284

Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers

NOC 7251


NOC 9241

Power Engineers and Power Systems Operators

NOC 7243

Power System Electricians

NOC 7441

Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers

NOC 7291

Roofers and Shinglers

NOC 7233

Sheet Metal Workers

NOC 7252

Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers

NOC 7235

Structural metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters

NOC 7246

Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers

NOC 7283

Tile Setters

NOC 7232

Tool and Die Makers

NOC 7511

Transport Truck Drivers

NOC 7373

Water Well Drillers

NOC 7442

Waterworks and Gas Maintenance Workers

NOC 7237

Welders and Related Machine Operators

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