Rural Entrepreneur Stream

Immigrant entrepreneurs from outside of Canada can apply for permanent residence.

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Rural Entrepreneur Stream

Program and fee updates

Learn about important updates to the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) and its 8 intake streams.

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 Rural Entrepreneur Stream is an economic immigration program. Entrepreneurs who want to start a business or buy an existing business in a rural Alberta community can submit an Expression of Interest.

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


Connect with us if you have questions about the program using the Opportunity Alberta Feedback contact form