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We have been the voice of business in Grande Prairie & District for more than a hundred years!

The City of Grande Prairie is proud to be a designated community under the Rural Renewal Stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program.

The Rural Renewal Stream offers eligible workers the opportunity to immigrate to Alberta as a Provincial Nominee with the formal support of the municipal government.

With the support of this program, the City of Grande Prairie fills local labour gaps by endorsing employers and job seekers to fast-track immigration for eligible candidates.

The Grande Prairie Rural Renewal Stream Community Partnership is made up of community stakeholders with a shared mandate of supporting employers and newcomers to the community.

The partnership is made up of:

  • The City of Grande Prairie
  • The Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce
  • The Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers
  • The Council for Lifelong Learning

The ‘Community Partnership’ is responsible for supporting the City of Grande Prairie in identifying eligible employers and endorsing candidates who are a good fit for the community and are interested in applying for permanent residency through the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program – Rural Renewal Stream.

For more information, visit https://cityofgp.com/culture-community/about-grande-prairie/moving-grande-prairie/immigration-rural-renewal-stream

Highway 40X Connector: Driving Growth and Prosperity

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2022 National Policy Resolution

Our Chamber has submitted the following policy resolution to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce for approval by the network at the 2022 CCC Annual General Meeting in October in Ottawa.

2022 Provincial Policy Resolutions

Our Chamber had the following policy resolutions approved by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce network at the 2022 ACC Annual General Meeting in Lethbridge.

In 2021, Our Chamber submitted a policy resolution regarding "Safer workplaces for all vulnerable highway workers" as seen below, followed by the recent media release from the Government of Alberta touting "Improving safety for roadside workers".

We are pleased to see the positive response to our proposed recommendations.

Current Policies Flagged for Follow Up by our Chamber

Our Advocacy History

JULY 2021
Thank you to everyone who took part in our first-ever State of the Region on July 14, 2021. We appreciate the participation and support from the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie No. 1 and Municipal District of Greenview No. 16.
JANUARY 2021
Chamber letter to the Premier requesting a reopen plan for business
OCTOBER 2020
Chamber presents affordable housing proposal to City

Grande Prairie Chamber Regional Economic Development Group
Economic Impact & Gap Analysis of the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital
Executive Summary: GPRH-EIS and Gaps-ExecSumm-14Nov2016

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