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We understand that attracting and retaining talent is a key barrier to local business expansion. Supporting both the Rural Renewal Stream and Rural Entrepreneur Stream and attracting new talent to Lethbridge will be a key driver in the sucesss of our business community.

Listed below are some of the programs and resources we are working on that will lead to individuals and businesses considering Lethbridge as a place to call home and do business.

For more information or any inquiries please email

Please make sure to submit the most current RRS Forms, they have been updated to reflect information needed to make the process of approving businesses and candidates as easy as possible.

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Economic Development Lethbridge is honoured to administer the Rural Renewal Stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program for the City of Lethbridge. The Rural Renewal Stream offers approved employers in eligible industries the abilty to seek out non-permanent residents to fill labour gaps in eligible occupations within designated industries. This program provides employers access to a wider labour pool, while offering eligible workers a pathway to employment and permanent residency. Through the parameters of this program Economic Development Lethbridge is able to help reduce labour shortages by endorsing employers and job seekers to fast track immigration for eligible candidates.

To visit the Lethbridge Rural Renewal Stream Page please click here.
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The Rural Entrepreneur Stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) allows Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) on behalf of the City of Lethbridge to potentially nominate entrepreneurs who want to start a new business or invest in an existing business in the city. 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.

For more information about the Lethbridge Entrepreneur Stream please click here.
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Did You Know?

Lethbridge College is the only school in North America to have a 22-metre wind turbine training tower specific to the wind turbine industry on their campus.