Rural Entrepreneur Stream Points Grid

Rural Entrepreneur Stream Points Grid

The Rural Entrepreneur Stream Points Grid is for applicants who qualify to apply for the AAIP Rural Entrepreneur Stream. Besides, to apply one can submit an EOI profile via the AAIP portal.


Further, the EOI profile will get points as per the following factors:

 

Terms Details Points
Rural Factor (Max 20 points)
Business Place A rural community must be outside Edmonton and Calgary Census Metropolitan Areas. Also, the minimum size of the people in the rural community must be under 100,000.
Less than 10,000 people 25
10,001 to 50,000 people 17
50,001 to 99,999 people 10
Business Experience (20 points)
Either experience as an owner-manager or a part of senior management within 10 years. Business owner-manager
Minimum of 3 to less than 4 years experience 12
4 to less than 5 years experience 16
5 or more years of experience 20
OR as a senior manager
Minimum of 4 to less than 5 year’s experience 12
5 or less than 6 years of experience 16
6 or more years 20
Business Establishment (60 points)
Total Business Investment (Max 20 points) A minimum of $200,000 to $399,999 5
$400,000 to $599,999 10
$600,000 to $799,999 15
$800,000 or more 20
Net worth Minimum of $300,000 to $399,999 6
$400,000 to $499,000 8
$500,000 or more 10
Job creation Minimum 1 job 4
Job must be for a minimum period of 6 months. Also, this job must be created for permanent residents and Canadian citizens. However, the job must not be for the applicant’s relatives. 2 jobs 8
3 jobs 12
4 jobs 16
5 jobs or more 20
Business Succession (Max 10 points)

Besides, this is not a compulsory factor under the AAIP Rural Entrepreneur Stream Points Grid

Investment for taking over an existing business 10
Human Capital Factors (35 points)
Language Skill Level (Max 25 points) Minimum of CLB/NCLC 4 in English/French 15
CLB/NCLC 5 in English/French 20
CLB/NCLC 6 or higher in English/French 25
Education Level (Max 10 points) Minimum of a high school level education at par with Canadian education level. 4
Associate degree or diploma of a minimum of 1 year 7
Bachelor’s or a higher degree 10
Adaptability Factors (35 points)
Within past 10 years – study/work experience in Canada/Alberta (Max 15 points) In Rural Alberta
12 to 24 months 10
More than 24 months 15
And or Non-rural Alberta areas Edmonton and Calgary Census Metropolitan Area
18 to 30 months 6
More than 30 months 10
And or in Canada
24 to 36 months 3
36+ months 5
Either relative(s) in Alberta or a rural community in Alberta (Max 10 points)

Relative refers to:

  • Father
  • Step-father
  • Mother
  • Step-mother
  • Child
  • Step-child
  • Sister
  • Step-sister
  • Brother
  • Step-brother

Besides, the above relations can be of the main applicant or its spouse or common-law partner.

 

Alberta relative(s) 5
OR  
Relatives living in a community where the applicant wants to live and run its business 10
Either spouse or common-law partner’s education or language skill level (Max 5 points) CLB/NCLC 4 in English/French 3
English/French – CLB/NCLC 5 4
CLB/NCLC 6 or more 5
And or Education Level
Minimum of 1 year of Certificate, associate degree or diploma 3
Bachelor’s degree or higher 5
Age (Max 5 points) 21 – 49 years of age 5
Maximum points   175