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Two Hills Rural Entrepreneur Stream Initiative


The Alberta Rural Entrepreneur Stream enables seasoned business individuals to relocate to Alberta by establishing a new venture or acquiring an existing one within a rural community, such as the Town of Two Hills, designated by the province under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). This pathway grants successful candidates the opportunity to attain Canadian permanent residency.

Who is a entrepreneur?

An entrepreneur is a person who sets up a business with the aim to make a profit.  An entrepreneur is commonly seen as an innovator, a source of new ideas, goods, services, and business/or procedures.

Entrepreneurs play a key role in Alberta’s economy, using their skills and initiative to anticipate needs and create jobs for Albertans.  Entrepreneurs who prove to be successful in taking on the risks of establishing a business are rewarded with profits and continued growth opportunities.

Why Two Hills?

Two Hills actively participates in the Rural Entrepreneur Stream, offering a conducive environment for business ventures. Here's why entrepreneurs should consider this dynamic community.

Strategic Location: Positioned in central Alberta within Red Deer County, Two Hills lies along the crucial QE2 Highway corridor. Situated just 30 km south of Red Deer and 118 km north of Calgary, it occupies a pivotal location in Alberta's thriving economic landscape.

Population Dynamics: With a population of approximately 8,000, Two Hills has experienced a 1.8% growth since the 2016 census. Its small-town atmosphere coupled with essential amenities make it an attractive destination for residents and businesses alike.

Agricultural Hub: Two Hills serves as a vital service center for one of western Canada's premier agricultural regions. Its fertile soil and favorable climate facilitate the cultivation of diverse crops and support a flourishing livestock industry, including beef, pork, poultry, sheep, and horses.

Diverse Industrial Landscape: The town boasts a varied industrial sector, comprising businesses invested in various segments of the economy, offering ample opportunities for growth and collaboration.

Retail Development: Two Hills features a spectrum of retail developments, encompassing both renowned brand names and niche-oriented businesses, catering to the diverse needs of its residents and visitors.

Self Assessment Tool

Review the Self-Assessment Tool to ensure you meet program eligibility requirements.


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