Alberta Immigration Rural Renewal Stream

Rural Renewal Stream for Immigration in Alberta

The Alberta Immigration Rural Renewal Stream intends to draw qualified Canadian immigrants to the province’s rural districts.

Through the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program, qualified individuals having a job offer from an Alberta company in a recognized rural Alberta region may apply for permanent residence in Canada (AAIP).

To qualify, communities must have a population under 100,000 and be located outside of the Calgary and Edmonton census metropolitan areas.

Candidates must fulfill standards for a job offer, employment history, education, language proficiency, and a settlement money.

There are two steps to the Rural Renewal Stream process:

Community designation: To fill labor shortages, the community seeks out newcomers.

  • The applicant sends in their AAIP application.
  • Demands for Community Designation

Community Designation Requirements

Communities must demonstrate they meet the following criteria in order to be recognized under the Rural Renewal Stream:

  • less than 100,000 people (more points for less than 10,000).
  • located outside of the census metropolitan areas of Calgary and Edmonton.
  • there are one or more employers willing to participate who have full-time, permanent positions available.
  • letter of support from the municipal council or community.
  • letter of support endorsing the settlement from the settlement provider.

Candidate Requirements Conditions for Candidates

  • letter of support for the candidate from the specified community.
  • offer of a full-time, long-term position for at least 12 months with 30 hours per week (see below for ineligible occupations).
  • valid registration, certification, and licensing as needed for the job.
  • a minimum of 12 months of recent full-time employment in a profession that qualifies (see below)
  • attain language proficiency (see below).
  • a minimum of a high school diploma from Canada or an equivalent.
  • possess the necessary settlement monies (see below).

Ineligible Occupations

NOC Code

NOC Skill Level

Occupation

11

0

Legislators

651

0

Escort Agency Managers, Massage Parlour Managers

4154

A

Professional Occupations in Religion

5121

A

Authors and Writers

5133

A

Musicians and Singers

5135

A

Actors and Comedians

5136

A

Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists

1227

B

Court Officers and Justices of the Peace

3223

B

Dental Laboratory Bench Workers who do not have certification through College of Dental Technologists of Alberta

4217

B

Other Religious Occupations

5232

B

Other Performers, n.e.c.

5244

B

Artisans and Craftspersons

5251

B

Athletes

4411

C

Home Child Care Providers

4412

C

Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations

6533

C

Casino Occupations

6564

C

Other Personal Service Occupations

8611

D

Harvesting Labourers


Work Experience Requirements

Skill level of job offer or current occupation is:

Skill level of work experience must be:

NOC 0

NOC 0 or A

NOC A

NOC 0, A or B

NOC B

NOC A, B or C

NOC C

NOC B, C or D

NOC D

NOC D and must be in the same occupation – NOC code


Language Requirements

National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) test score required

Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) test score required

If your job offer is for NOC 0, A or B occupation

Minimum of 5 for each English language skill

Minimum of 5 for each French language skill

If your job offer is for NOC C or D occupation

Minimum of 4 for each English language skill

Minimum of 4 for each French language skill


Settlement Fund Requirements

Population size of the community and funds required

Number of family members

Less than 1,000

1,000 to 30,000

30,000 to 99,999

1

$8,922

$10,151

$11,093

2

$11,107

$12,636

$13,810

3

$13,655

$15,534

$16,977

4

$16,579

$18,861

$20,613

5

$18,803

$21,392

$23,379

6

$21,208

$24,127

$26,367

7

$23,611

$26,861

$29,356

Amount of funds required for each additional family member

$2,404

$2,735

$2,989

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