Farm owner/operators with proven management skills and the financial resources to develop a sustainable growth-oriented primary production farming business in Alberta.
AINP can nominate individual farm owner/operators wishing to immigrate, purchase and manage a farming business in Alberta.
AINP works with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development to assess the eligibility of applicants in this category.
Self-Employed Farmer Stream Criteria
- Proven Farm management skills shown by:
- Financial documentation of your existing farm business
- Documentation of your education, training and work experience
- Proposed business plan for the farming enterprise you are considering in Alberta
- Proof that a Canadian financial institution is willing to finance your proposed farming business.
- Sufficient financial resources to develop a sustainable farming operation.
- Invest a minimum of CDN $500,000 of equity in a primary production farming business in Alberta.
- Prove you have a minimum net worth of CDN $500,000 or confirmation that you have access to a similar amount of funds from other sources.
- CDN $500,000 is a minimum amount. Applicants may be required to show they have the ability to invest more than the minimum.
- Invest in a primary production farming business in Alberta.
- Document your investment intentions in your proposed business plan.
Priority is given to applications representing the best opportunity for growth relevant to Alberta’s agri-food targets.
Meeting the criteria listed above does not guarantee a nomination or permanent residence.
If you have any questions about this stream, contact:
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Toll Free in Alberta: 310-FARM (310-3276) or 1-866-882-7677
Telephone: (Canada 001) (403) 742-7901
- Refugee claimants, or individuals involved in a federal appeal or removal process;
- Live-in caregivers currently living in Canada; and
- Temporary foreign workers working and residing in a province other than Alberta.