Employer fees are illegal

Employers and employment agencies cannot charge employees fees for a job or employment offer. If an employer is charging you a fee of any kind we can help. Call the Alberta government information line at 310-0000 and ask for Employment Standards or the Temporary Foreign Worker Advisory Office.


The Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream is an economic immigration program for qualified foreign educated graduates from outside of Canada who want to launch start-up enterprises and innovative businesses in Alberta.

Learn about Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream eligibility criteria, how to apply and what to do after you are nominated.

Recent changes

On April 3, 2023, the AAIP reduced the minimum investment for Rural Entrepreneur Stream from $200,000 to $100,000 to align with investments requirements under other entrepreneur streams. 

AAIP also opened the AAIP Phone Line to respond to inquiries about program requirements and processes. The line is operated by AAIP staff and complements existing online information and contact forms offered by the program.

  • AAIP Phone Line: 780-644-7534
  • Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed statutory holidays)

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