Rural Renewal Stream Employer Information

Under the Town of Peace River’s Rural Renewal Program, employers will play a critical role in not only attracting newcomers to fill vacant positions but also in ensuring the endorsed candidate successfully integrates into the community. Employers that do not agree to support the candidate’s transition into the community WILL NOT be accepted into the program.

If your company is interested in participating in the program, please review the Employer Criteria below and apply by completing the Application Form and submitting with the appropriate application fee.

To make an appointment to discuss your application, please call the Town office 780-624-2574 to speak to the Rural Renewal Coordinator.

Contact Information:
[email protected]

Employer Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the Rural Renewal Stream, employers must meet the eligibility criteria outlined below. The application form follows.

*Employment requirements have been updated on the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) portal as of March 18, 2024. Please check all eligibility criteria under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program prior submitting your application and issuing an offer of employment  – Alberta job offer and employment requirements | Please review the available information carefully and ensure you meet all the requirements.

Employer Criteria

  1. Be incorporated or registered by or under an act of the legislature of a province, territory or the Parliament of Canada and that is operating an established production capacity, plant or a place of business in Alberta
  2. Have been in continuous and active operation in Alberta for a minimum of 2 complete fiscal years (the year used for tax or accounting purposes) prior to application submission
  3. Have a place of doing business in Alberta where employees can report to work regularly as needed and where work assignments are issued
  4. Demonstrate the need for the position, by providing:
    1. a valid work permit issued under the federal Temporary Foreign Worker or International Mobility programs, or
    2. evidence the employer made reasonable efforts to fill the position with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, as demonstrated by recruitment outcomes (federal recruitment and advertising requirements of the Temporary Foreign Worker Programwill be used as a broad guideline when a nominee applicant is not already living and working in Alberta), or as pre-existing stream or pathway criteria already stipulates.
  5. Have a minimum total gross annual revenue of $400,000 for the most recent fiscal year (the year used for tax or accounting purposes) and employment of a minimum of 3 full-time (or full-time equivalent) employees in Alberta –
    1. Independent contractors are not considered as indeterminate employees and do not count.
    2. Two part-time employees may be considered as 1 full-time equivalent position, as long as the total hours add up to at least an average of 30 hours per week.

Note: If an employer cannot demonstrate a gross annual revenue of $400,000 for the most recent tax year and a minimum of 3 full-time employees, the employer can qualify for the program but will be restricted in the number of nominee applicants they can support, based on the number of years the employer has been operating in Alberta:

  • 2 years of operation in Alberta: a total of 1 nominee.
  • 3 years of operation in Alberta: a total 2 nominees.
  • For each additional year of operation, 1 additional nominee can be supported.
  • Indigenous, municipal, provincial, and federal government employers do not need to meet revenue and minimum employee requirements.
  • Caps on number of nominees an employer can support will be applied to applications received on or after March 18, 2024. Note, if a nominee leaves the employer, the nomination will continue to be counted towards job offer eligibility/employer operations.
  • You must confirm with your employer that they are able to support your application. Your application fee will not be refunded if your employer supports more applicants than permitted based on their years of operation in Alberta.

Employer Application Form-Town of Peace River Rural Renewal Stream

Updated: April 29, 2024