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St. Paul/ Elk Point Regional Economic Alliance (STEP)

St. Paul/ Elk Point Regional Economic Development Alliance (STEP) is a regional economic development partnership that identifies, plans,
manages, and advocates for projects and initiatives.

STEP represents several communities from the County of St. Paul, located northeast region of Alberta, 200 km east of Edmonton.

The region is very diversified with a strong Agriculture industry complemented with Tourism, Oil/Gas and Manufacturing. The Town of St. Paul is the major business center in the County, which also includes the Town of Elk Point, and the Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay.

STEP website

See the profiles for information opportunities in the region pertaining to Transportation, Agriculture, Tourism Services,
Education, Health Care, Recreation and the Airports.  

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Rural Renewal Stream (RRS)  
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Easy-to-follow steps for Employers and Candidates 

The County of St. Paul is proud to be a designated community under the Rural Renewal Stream (RRS) of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. The RRS process is supported and administered by the STEP Economic Development Alliance on behalf of its partner municipalities*.

The Rural Renewal Stream offers eligible workers an opportunity to immigrate to the STEP (St. Paul and Elk Point) Region* with the formal support of the municipalities and endorsement from the STEP Economic Development Alliance. The program will be used to attract and retain newcomers and support employers to fill vacancies. This will support workforce development by helping employers meet labour demands, expand skilled workforce and support community and economic growth.

County of St. Paul
County of St. Paul Profile and Stats

Town of St. Paul
Town of St. Paul - Community Profile

Town of St. Paul Video
Town of St. Paul Community Guide

Town of Elk Point 
Town of Elk Point Community Profile
Town of Elk Point Video 

Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay
Community Profile 

Alberta Hub
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The Alberta HUB drives economic development through high value business ventures, regional collaboration and
meaningful partnerships, within our borders and beyond.

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Alberta Non-profit Learning Centre

The Alberta Non-profit Learning Centre provides resources on important concepts in governance of non-profits to
support their role in the delivery of their programs and services in their communities.
These learning resources are intended to:
- empower non-profits, board members and volunteers through training
- provide educational and training support in governance of non-profits
- make it easier to find and access various types of resources that meet the specific needs of individual learners

Visit the Alberta Non-profit Learning Centre website for more information.

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