The Village of Hines Creek can only review requests for letters of endorsement after the candidate receives a job offer from an employer approved by the Town. See below for more details on the Rural Renewal Stream Process.
Information for Candidates
To be eligible for the Rural Renewal Stream and work in the Village of Hines Creek, candidates must meet a series of criteria, receive an offer for a full-time, permanent position from an eligible employer, get endorsed by the Town, and apply using the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program portal. Prior to applying for an employment opportunity, candidates are encouraged to review, understand and ensure they meet all eligibility requirements under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. There are requirements for:
- job experience
- financial security
- Once you receive a bona fide job offer from an employer, your employer will present the job offer to the Village to receive endorsement.
- The Village will review the job offer and prioritize candidates for endorsement who are most likely to successfully settle and remain residing in the community.
- Upon receiving an Endorsement of Candidate letter from the Village, the candidate can then submit their application through the AAIP Portal. There is a non-refundable application fee for this stream.
- The application will be reviewed, and the candidate will be notified by the Government of Alberta if they are eligible for nomination. At the time your application is submitted and at the time the AAIP assesses your application, you must intend to and be able to work, reside, and settle in the Village of Hines Creek.
Some occupations and job offers are not eligible for the Rural Renewal Stream. These occupations and offers are defined by the Government of Alberta.
People who work in Canada are entitled to a workplace that is safe and free from danger. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as an employee through the Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS). A safe and welcoming workplace creates an environment where all employees are valued, included, treated with respect, and reasonably free from physical and psychological danger. A safe and welcoming workplace has:
- Appropriate onboarding and training, establishing policies and procedures that clearly outline the company’s culture and values, defining performance expectations, and providing equitable opportunities for professional growth and/or advancement.
- A work environment that prohibits all forms of harassment, discrimination, and racism by ensuring that effective policies are in place both for reporting and responding to any incidents that may occur.
- The opportunity for additional levels of support upon arrival, such as language or skill building, a community orientation, and/or a mentorship program, that help to set newcomers up for successful integration into the workplace and community.