Alberta Advantage Immigration Program

Whitecourt is proud to be a Designated Community under the Rural Renewal Stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). Under this program, the Town of Whitecourt will support economic development by attracting newcomers that are qualified to fill vacant, full-time, permanent positions in the community and attract entrepreneurs, new investment, and new businesses.

Rural Entrepreneur Stream – Entrepreneurs looking to start a business or are prepared to invest in an existing business in our community will work with our economic development team on new opportunities.

Rural Renewal Stream– Employers looking to fill vacant workforce positions can work with our economic development team to recruit and retain foreign nationals to live, work and settle in our community.

The Rural Renewal Program in the Town of Whitecourt is currently undergoing a comprehensive review to further assess the current workforce demand and labour market needs locally.

  • As of June 10, no additional endorsement letters or employer applications will be issued at this time and the program will resume on September 16, 2024. Please note that there may be recommended changes to the program based on the comprehensive review. Please be assured that all previously submitted applications are being carefully considered as part of the review process.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this period of review. Should you have any urgent inquiries or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact