The Alberta Self-Employed Farmer Stream is managed by the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) in close collaboration with the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and targets applicants with farm management skills and sufficient financial resources to invest in a farming business in Alberta.
Prove that you have farm management skills with
Financial documentation of existing farm business;
Proof of education, training, and work experience;
A proposed business plan that describes the Alberta farming business that you plan to operate; and
Proof that a Canadian financial institution is willing to finance your farming business operations in Alberta.
Prove that you have sufficient financial resources for this venture:
Must be able to invest a minimum of CAD $500,000 of equity in a primary production farming business in Alberta; and
Show a minimum net worth of CAD $500,000 or confirmation of access to similar funds from other sources.
Note: $500,000 is a minimum investment amount. A larger amount may be required to demonstrate investment ability.
Prove that they will invest in a primary production farming business in Alberta:
Document investment intentions in the proposed business plan; and
The Government of Alberta prioritizes applications that show the greatest opportunity for growth based on Alberta’s agri-food targets.
Attend an in-person interview with a Government of Alberta representative who determines your eligibility under the AINP.