Immigration (Rural Renewal Stream)

Immigration (Rural Renewal Stream)

Grande Prairie is a vibrant, welcoming, multicultural community with opportunity for those who seek it.

The City of Grande Prairie is proud to be a designated community under the Rural Renewal Stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. 

The Rural Renewal Stream offers eligible workers the opportunity to immigrate to Alberta as a Provincial Nominee with the formal support of the municipal government.

With the support of this program, the City of Grande Prairie fills local labour gaps by endorsing employers and job seekers to fast-track immigration for eligible candidates.

We will respond to all inquiries related to the Rural Renewal Stream within a 30-day cycle.

View existing job vacancies through the Rural Renewal Stream.



If you are an employer located within the City of Grande Prairie and are interested in participating in the Rural Renewal Stream to fill labour gaps and support candidates in attaining permanent residency, please visit our employer information page.


If you are a non-Canadian resident who is interested in obtaining permanent residency by living and working within the City of Grande Prairie, please visit our candidate information page.

Application Process

Applications will require a 30-day review process.

Applying for the Rural Renewal Stream as an employer or candidate can be a confusing process. We've outlined the steps below to help you understand the responsibilities of employers and candidates.

Are you a visual person? View the process map instead.

Employers may fill out the application form online.

Grande Prairie Rural Renewal Stream Community Partnership

The Grande Prairie Rural Renewal Stream Community Partnership is made up of community stakeholders with a shared mandate of supporting employers and newcomers to the community.

The partnership is made up of:

  • The City of Grande Prairie
  • The Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce
  • The Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers
  • The Council for Lifelong Learning

The ‘Community Partnership’ is responsible for supporting the City of Grande Prairie in identifying eligible employers and endorsing candidates who are a good fit for the community and are interested in applying for permanent residency through the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program – Rural Renewal Stream.