Rural Entrepreneur Stream

The Rural Entrepreneur Stream allows the Town of Fairview to nominate qualified and capable entrepreneurs who want to start a new business or buy/invest in a business within the Town of Fairview.

Investor Eligibility

Entrepreneurs who want to start a business or buy/invest in an existing business in the The Town of Fairview can submit an Expression of Interest to the Rural Entrepreneur Stream. To find out whether you are eligible click here. Or you can use the self-assessment tool to find out if you meet the basic requirements.

Begin Self Assessment

Exploratory Visit

If the Town of Fairview is satisfied that the proposed business will be a benefit to the community, it will then extend an invitation to meet for an exploratory visit. This visit is mandatory and the purpose of the exploratory visit is to assist the entrepreneur in making an informed decision about operating and managing a business in a rural Alberta community.

Community Support Letter

After the exploratory visit, the entrepreneur will provide a copy of the Business Proposal Summary to the community contact person for review and consideration. The Business Proposal Summary should reaffirm the discussions on the business venture in the community during the exploratory visit. If the community deems that the entrepreneur and their business proposal is a benefit to the community, the community representative will endorse the Business Proposal Summary and issue the Community Support Letter to the entrepreneur.

Expression of Interest

Once the entrepreneur receives the endorsed Business Proposal Summary and Community Support Letter, the entrepreneur can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program Portal pending they meet all Rural Entrepreneur Stream eligibility criteria.

To learn more about the program, please click here or email