Rural Renewal Stream

The Rural Renewal Stream offers workers an opportunity to immigrate to the Town of Fairview as a Provincial Nominee with the formal support of the Town of Fairview. We will use this program to assist with labour shortages in the Town of Fairview so that our local businesses can prosper and can continue to contribute towards community growth.

Employer Eligibility

Employers that wish to fill workforce gaps using the Rural Renewal Stream must meet a series of criteria, as well as demonstrate that the job offer is a genuine offer of employment in an eligible occupation.

Employers must be incorporated, or registered by or under, an act of the legislature of a province, territory, or the Parliament of Canada and operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Fairview.

Job offers or contracts must be signed by the employee and employer, and must offer:

  • continuous, paid work in the Town of Fairview (not in a ‘virtual’ location by telecommuting from a location outside the Town),
  • full-time work, defined as a minimum of 30 hours per week,
  • employment for 12 months or more, and
  • wages and benefits that meet or exceed the lowest starting wage for your occupation across all industries in Alberta.

Job Opportunities must be available to Canadians first, at the same pay and working conditions. Although most occupations under National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill levels 0, A, B, C and D are eligible under the AAIP, there are some ineligible occupations (click here to review).

Business owners/managers that meet these criteria and would like to participate in the Rural Renewal Stream should contact the Economic Development Coordinator at or 780-835-5461 to discuss next steps.

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants that wish to live and work in the Town of Fairview, must meet a series of criteria, receive a bona fide offer from an eligible employer, get endorsed by the Town of Fairview, and apply using the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program portal.

Prior to applying for an employment opportunity, candidates are encouraged to review, understand and ensure they meet all eligibility requirements under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. There are requirements for Job Experience, Education, Language, Financial Security, etc. and those that do not meet the eligibility will not progress through the program. Candidates that are currently living in Canada are only eligible if they have legal status in Canada.

Once a candidate is confident they meet the eligibility requirements, they may apply for employment directly to the employer not the Town of Fairview.

Once you receive a bona fide job offer from an employer, your employer will present the job offer to the Town of Fairview Economic Development Committee to receive endorsement. The Committee will review the job offer and prioritize candidates for endorsement who are most likely to successfully settle and remain residing in the Town. The Committee may add additional requirements than listed on the AAIP website.

Upon receiving an Endorsement of Candidate letter from the Town of Fairview, the candidate can then submit their application through the AAIP Portal. There is a non-refundable application fee for this stream. The application will be reviewed and the candidate will be notified by the Government of Alberta if they are eligible for nomination. At the time your application is submitted and at the time the AAIP assesses your application, you must intend to and be able to work, reside, and settle in the Town of Fairview.

Current employment opportunities can be found on the Fairview Chamber of Commerce website.

Interested in learning more about the process? See the AAIP Fact Sheet to see of the Rural Renewal Stream works.