Alberta Advantage Immigration Program Rural Entrepreneur Stream

The AAIP Rural Entrepreneur Stream allows the Town of Nanton to potentially support entrepreneurs who want to start a new business or purchase/invest in an existing business. The Rural Entrepreneur Stream will promote economic growth by attracting immigrants who can start new ventures or assist with succession planning for businesses with owners looking to either retire or move on.

Current Opportunities

Connect4Commerce lists current known business opportunities.

Investor Eligibility

Entrepreneurs looking to start a new business or purchase/invest in an existing business in Nanton must submit an Expression of Interest to Town Administration. To learn more about the program requirements, please visit the Government of Alberta AAIP pages. 

AAIP self-assessment tool

Review the Self-Assessment Tool to ensure you meet program eligibility requirements.

We strongly suggest you read thoroughly through the GOA AAIP pages, utilize the self-assessment tool and contact our office if you are interested in the Rural Entrepreneur Program. The qualifications required to participate in the RES are involved & you will have to work closely with the Town to put together a credible, Nanton-focused proposal.

Expression of Interest

Once you have read through the Government of Alberta, Rural Entrepreneur Pages, and believe your are eligible for the program (and can demonstrate that to the Town), you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to  We will review your business proposal and if you meet all the requirements will provide you with a Community Letter of Support

The AAIP is currently accepting EOIs under the Rural Entrepreneur Stream. The information provided in the EOI, Business Proposal Summary, Net Worth Worksheet and Community Support Letter will be assessed and points will be awarded by the AAIP based on the Rural Entrepreneur Stream Points Grid. Alberta may select candidates with the highest-ranking points and request they submit a Business Application.

For more information on the application process, see How to apply.


The Town of Nanton is not presently a designated community of the AAIP RURAL RENEWAL STREAM for existing employers seeking to fill labour shortages.  If this changes, our website will be updated.

Contact Us

  1. Neil Smith

    Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)


    Ph: 403-646-2029
  2. Georgina Sharpe

    Planning & Development Officer

    Ph: 403-646-2029, ext. 209
    Toll Free: 1-877-365-3901, ext. 209

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