The region's main economic base includes farming, ranching, and oil and gas exploration. Growth opportunities exist in tourism, retail and administration, food sciences and processing, metal fabrication and machining, medical services, trades and technology, alternative energy, construction and engineering, environmental reclamation and the oil and gas service industry. Boundless opportunities exist for knowledge workers and web-based businesses (e.g. architects, accountants, health researchers, computer programmers, online retailers, communications specialists), thanks to our high-speed, high-capacity broadband supernet.
Without a great career, returning to Rural is a challenge. We're here to help. So if you'd like to carve out a life for yourself like no other, check out the diverse jobs, careers and opportunities available here. We're ready to help you soar in Alberta's Special Area.
Here are some places to find job postings in Alberta’s Special Area.
- #workwednesdays on R2R FB and Twitter
- Special Areas Employment Opportunities
- Hanna Herald Classifieds
- Indeed Job Listings : Just type in the location of your choice!
- Hanna Learning Centre: Job Board
Create your own job - start your dream business
Many people in our region are achieving great success by creating their own jobs. Check out our Business page for lots or resources and support!
Frequently asked questions:
The great thing about living here is that we've got the perfect combination of opportunities and resources to enable you to find your dream job, or start your dream business. Our technology and business specialists can quickly connect you with a wide range of programs and services, including business mentors, specialized training and financing options. They can also provide you with detailed profiles of the region, by sector and community. Contact us today to find out how we can help you get ahead in Alberta's Special Area.
The kinds of jobs and businesses you'll find here are similar to what you'll find in any other community. People who work here are farmers, ranchers, engineers, plumbers, teachers, real estate agents, scientists, bankers, hair stylists, doctors, welders, tourism operators, artists, fitness instructors, bartenders, heavy equipment operators, actors, small business owners, administrators, electricians, cooks, horticulturalists, mechanics, oil and gas technicians – to name a few. The average household income ranges between $53,000 to $81,000 per year.