Recruitment Incentives

Relocation Assistance Grant

The Fort Vermilion School Division offers a Relocation Grant to assist new teachers who move and begin work in our jurisdiction.

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Relocation Loan

New teachers may also apply for a Relocation Loan up to $1200 dollars interest free!  This loan is to be repaid during your first year via a monthly payroll deduction.  See Clause 3.5 of the Collective Agreement.

To apply for the Relocation Grant and/or Relocation Loan, please contact:
Payne Cardinal, Assistant Secretary Treasurer
paynec@fvsd.ab.ca
780-927-3766

Housing

The Fort Vermilion School Division maintains approximately 60 units of subsidized housing in select locations throughout the Division.  All the units are fairly new and well kept.  They include houses, duplexes, fourplexes and mobile homes.  Monthly rental rates range from $385 to $930 (plus utilities) depending on location and demand in market.  The units are partially furnished including fridge, stove and some units include a dishwasher.

The Fort Vermilion School Division's Housing Coordinator, Cory Wright, helps teachers with housing needs whether for rental in subsidized housing, non FVSD units or purchase. He can be contacted by CoryW@fvsd.ab.ca or 780-841-2826.

Cost of Living

Housing costs in the Fort Vermilion School Division vary by community.  Real estate values are low by Alberta standards in our communities.

All of the major centers in the Fort Vermilion School Division have access to a variety of stores and services.  They include clothing retailers, electronics, hardware, vehicle sales and both independent and chain restaurants.  Costs are comparable for these services to other major centers in Alberta.  

Food costs are comparable or less than major centers throughout Alberta.  Our communities include stores such as Co-op, Independent Grocers (subsidiary of The Real Canadian Superstore), Super A (subsidiary of Safeway) as well as independent retailers.