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    Please note that as of March 18, 2024, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) has introduced new requirements for employer eligibility.

    Employers must meet all employer eligibility criteria prior to issuing an offer of employment.

    • Must be incorporated/registered and operate within the Town of Westlock
    • Must hold a valid Town of Westlock business license which has been active for 6 months or more
    • NEW - Employers must have been in continuous and active operation in Alberta for a minimum of 2 complete fiscal years (the year used for tax or accounting purposes) or meet the eligibility outlined in the Alberta Immigration Program (AAIP) prior to application submission
    • NEW - Job must have been available to Canadians first, at the same pay and working conditions
      • Employers must demonstrate the need for the position and provide evidence that reasonable efforts were made to fill the position with a Canadian citizen
      • Recruitment efforts must include local advertising platforms and the employer must work with employment support agencies located in the Town of Westlock prior to enrollment into the program
    • NEW - Employers must demonstrate a gross annual revenue of $400,000 for the most recent tax year and a minimum of 3 full-time employees. If not, the employer can qualify for the program but will be restricted in the number of nominee applicants they can support, based on the number of years the employer has been operating in Alberta
      • 2 years in operation – 1 Nominee
      • 3 years in operation – 2 Nominee
      • For each additional year 1 additional nominee can be supported
      • Note, if a nominee leaves the employer, the nomination will continue to be counted towards job offer eligibility/employer operations.
    • Provide a welcoming work environment
    • Select occupations are not eligible for this program; please see the eligibility criteria linked above
    • Vacant position must be:
      • Full-time (minimum 30 hours per week)
      • Continuing (12 months or more)
      • Non-seasonal (year-round)
      • Wages & benefits meet or exceed the lowest starting wage for occupation across all industries in Alberta, as set out on the ALIS website

    Employers that would like to participate in this program are required to submit the following: 

    Please submit the application & posting to info@westlock.ca.  For more information, call 780-349-4444.

    Please note that due to the higher than expected application volumes, applications may take a minimum of 30 days to be reviewed and approved.