Alberta’s United Conservative Party proposed new immigration policies as a result of which over 40,000 newcomers are expected to come to the rural communities around Alberta. It is expected that this will be happening over the next four years.
Kennedy (Canadian Immigration Minister 2008 – 2013) stated that Alberta should be looking forward to harvest the power of immigration and the United Conservative Party will be doing the same. The immigration strategy that is about to be used to revitalize the province’s smaller rural communities are the Rural Renewal Program and the Rural Entrepreneurial Stream.
These two new streams when combined could bring in as much as 9500 plus new permanent residents to the rural communities every single year and the prime goal is to quicken the processing times, bring in talented overseas newcomers and entrepreneurs who could be creating jobs to people in the province.
Alberta’s Rural Renewal Program
The Rural Renewal Program will be operating under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) and the communities that participate in the program will be able to have a look and nominate candidates. It should also be noted that economic immigrant candidates who are interested to settle in rural communities of Alberta will be given priority.
Alberta’s Rural Entrepreneurial Stream
This stream is for potential entrepreneurs who look forward to start off with a business in Alberta’s small rural communities which eventually would pave way for the creation of employment opportunities for people living there. Entrepreneurs would initially be given a two-year work permit and later granted a permanent residence on showing good-faith.
Kennedy stated that the plan of taking in 500 potential entrepreneurs per year which is 2000 for four years will bring in around 8000 newcomers when accompanied by spouses and dependent children. Taking into account these statistics, a minimum of at least 4000 jobs will be created in the communities.
Alberta is quite serious about the development of the rural communities around it and is looking forward to every possible opportunity for its growth. If you are looking forward to immigrating to Alberta, get in touch with our team of experts to know more and check your eligibility to immigrate for free!