WISP Employer Information Sessions

Cost: Free


Jun 20 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Startup YMM
8026 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5K3, Canada


Startup YMM

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo employers are invited to come and learn about the Workforce Immigration and Support Program (WISP).

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo is proud to be a designated community under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program’s Rural Renewal Stream. The Rural Renewal Stream allows employers to addresses current labour needs and skill shortages by giving eligible workers the opportunity to immigrate to Alberta as a Provincial Nominee.

Administered by Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism (FMWBEDT), the Workforce Immigrant & Support Program (WISP) is our community approach in assisting local employers’ experiencing ongoing labour shortages. The program’s goal is to attract and retain newcomers to become long-term residents of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo while filling local labour demands. With our partners, WISP provides information sessions and connections to community resources for both employers and eligible candidates.

WISP Employer Sessions cover the following:

  • Rural Renewal Stream Overview
  • Rural Renewal Stream Criteria
  • Rural Renewal Stream Process
  • Employer Resources
  • Q & A

*Employers must attend a WISP information session prior to applying to the program