The Town of Taber is proud to be selected as one of the Albertan municipalities that will implement the Province's Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. This is an economic immigration program that assists businesses in finding skilled workers from around the world, and in turn allows for skilled workers to be nominated for permanent residency by a Committee set up by the Town.
Business in Taber have made it clear that they need assistance finding skilled labourers, and so the Town of Taber is taking part in this Provincial initiative to help fill this need.
The Committee will be looking to candidates/applicants to have a connection to the community (i.e.: family, friends, culture groups, etc.) so the Committee can make their recommendations.
Please read below for more information and for FAQs.
Please note that the Town of Taber is in the very early stages of setting up this program in our community. We ask for your patience as we finalize details and get this program started. As details come available, we will update this website and provide further communications on our public channels and/or in local media.
About the Program
The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) helps to fill labour shortages with people looking to immigrate to Alberta from outside the country.
Employers post jobs on the Federal Government's Canada Job Bank to attract people looking to immigrate. When the business finds promising applications, they will bring the names to a Committee set up by the Town and ask for the Committee's recommendation to help support the applicant's immigration process.
The Committee will then provide a letter of support for the program to help bring the skilled workers the businesses identify to help with the applicant's immigration application.
Watch our calendar for future information sessions where the public is welcome and encouraged to attend to learn more!
How the Program Works
The Government of Alberta has a fact sheet to explain how the process works, or you can read below to see what steps the Town of Taber has taken or is currently taking as part of the process.
- Rural Alberta communities express interest in the Rural Renewal Stream (communities within an economic region can partner to apply).
- Communities that meet the mandatory criteria submit their application for community designation.
- COMPLETE. The Town of Taber (plus the MD of Taber and the Town of Vauxhall) is part of the designated communities.
- The community partnership works to attract and recruit foreign nationals.
- IN PROGRESS
- Employer provides a job offer to the successful foreign national and the community partnership ensures the candidate meets the streams criteria. An endorsement letter is provided to the foreign national.
- Endorsed foreign national submits application to the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP).
- AAIP issues nomination for Permanent Residency
- Foreign national applies to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada for Permanent Residency.
- Designated Community supports newcomers to settle permanently and be successful in the community
Employer FAQs & How to Get Involved
There are two types of streams for the Program:
Alberta Advantage Immigration Program: Rural Renewal Stream (Stream for Workers)
Qualified candidates with a job offer to work in our region (Taber, MD of Taber, or Vauxhall) can apply for the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program nomination. This program empowers rural communities such as ours to recruit and retain foreign nationals to live, work, and settle in their communities.
Businesses must place their job vacancies on the Canada Job Bank. Businesses who take part in this program are required to be incorporated, or registered by or under, an act of the legislature of a province, territory, or the Parliament of Canada and operating as a business that has an established production capability, plant or place of business in Alberta.
Candidates may be recruited from within Alberta, Canada, or outside Canada. Candidates that are currently living in Canada are only eligible if they have legal status in Canada. If the community is recruiting outside Canada, all federal immigration rules and regulations apply.
Rural Entrepreneurship Program (Streams for Entrepreneurs)
From the Government of Alberta: "The Rural Entrepreneur Stream is an economic immigration pathway that allows the province of Alberta to nominate qualified and capable immigrant entrepreneurs who want to start a new or buy an existing business in a rural Alberta community."
As this program is administered by the Province, please see their website and additional documentation here.
Your job offer or employment contract must offer:
- continuous, paid work in your designated community
- full-time work, defined as a minimum of 30 hours per week
- employment for 12 months or more
- wages and benefits that meet or exceed the lowest starting wage for your occupation across all industries in Alberta as set out on the Alis website
- if your employer has obtained a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for your occupation, wages and benefits must meet or exceed the requirements set out in your LMIA.
The applicant must meet the terms agreed to in their job offer or employment contract at the time of application and assessment.
For the full eligibility requirements as a business, please click here.
Ineligible job offers & occupations
The following individuals are not eligible to apply for or be nominated under the Rural Renewal Stream, even if they have a job offer to work 30 hours a week or more in a 12-month period:
- part-time, casual or seasonal employees, regardless of their working hours
- independent contractors, business owners or temporary agency workers, including individuals listed as directors, shareholders or agents of the Alberta employer on the Corporate Registry System (CORES)
- employees who work in Alberta in a place of employment that is not zoned for commercial or industrial operations, such as a home-based business
- employees who do not work on premises in Alberta, such as those who work in a ‘virtual’ location or serve the employer by telecommuting from a location outside Alberta
For the full list of ineligibilities, please click here.
Please note that the Town is in very early stages of this program. We are experiencing a high volume of contacts from local businesses interested in this program. We ask for your patience as we work to get the project started. More details and full information will be provided to businesses in the coming weeks.
However, if you are a business interested in this program, you are welcome to email us and we will respond as soon as possible.
Potential Employees & People Looking to Immigrate
No. Applicants must find a job on the Canada Job Bank and apply as normal. The Town of Taber has no jurisdiction to assist applicants, nor do we make the decision on which applicants are interviewed/hired. Hiring is the responsibility of the business.
Please do not contact the Town of Taber to fast-track or assist with applications as we will be unable to assist.
Our website is a great place to start! If you are considering applying for a job and residency in Taber, check out the following links to get started. In the coming weeks we will have more resources for people considering living in Taber, so check back soon!
Yes, At the time your application is submitted and at the time the AAIP assesses your application, you must demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to support yourself and your family members to settle in your designated community if, you are not residing in Canada, or you are currently in Canada but are not working. The funds must be available at the time of application and assessment. Minimum settlement funds requirements are based on the Low-Income Cut-Offs (LICOs). Funds must be unencumbered and readily available to you to meet the minimum settlement funds requirement.
No. If they are already living and working in Canada, you do not need to show you have settlement funds in your bank.
No, a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is not required under the Rural Renewal Stream. Rural Renewal is a pathway for permanent residency. Communities that are designated will work with employers to hire Foreign Nationals into permanent full-time positions. Designated Communities will endorse those selected Foreign Nationals for permanent residency. Under the Federal Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program, employers are required to apply for and receive a LMIA to hire Temporary Foreign Workers.
That would depend on the conditions of their LIMIA.
According to newcomer supports it can either be before or after. The timing is not as critical as other programs such as work permits or study permits which must be applied for before coming to Canada.
No, the purpose of the program is to settle new Canadians into the community. At the time your application is submitted and at the time the AAIP assesses your application, you must intend to and be able to reside and work in your designated community in Alberta.
Rural Renewal Stream Job Openings & Employers
To have your job included below, simply send your job posting link to email@example.com and we will ensure to add the link to this page.
The Town of Taber is not able to answer any inquiries about the job application process or any of the positions below. Those questions must be directed to the listed employers.
|Company||Job Type||Apply Online|
|Food Service Supervisor||Wendy's (Taber)||
|JOB BANK POSTING|
|Food Service Supervisor||Dairy Queen (Taber)||Food Service||JOB BANK POSTING|
|Beef Cattle Herdsperson||Shipwheel Cattle Feeders LTD||Herdsperson|
|Retail Store Manager||Fas Gas Plus (Taber)||Retail Store Manager||JOB POSTING|
|Retail Sales Associate||Fas Gas Plus (Taber)||Retail Sales Associate||JOB POSTING|
|Retail Store Supervisor||Fas Gas Plus (Taber)||Retail Store Supervisor||JOB POSTING|
|Specialist Chef||The Mediterranean Grill||Chef||JOB POSTING|