Alberta Canada Homestead Sales and Land Leases Information

Everything you need to know from the Department of Lands and Forest when it comes to buying or leasing land in Alberta, Canada.


| September/October 1970


Information regarding homestead sales government of the Province of Alberta   

Form LH 48
Revised, June 1970 
Department of lands and forests natural resources building Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 

1. Who may apply for a homestead sale? Any person who has reached the age of eighteen years but not the age of seventy one, who is a British subject or a Canadian citizen, or declares his intention of becoming a Canadian citizen, and who has resided in Alberta for a total of at least one year in the three years immediately prior to making application. 

A veteran who furnishes a certificate from the Veterans' Land Act 1942 (Canada) certifying he is a veteran, may apply regardless of the residence qualifications, he may also apply for financial assistance under the same Act.

If eligible, an applicant may apply for a homestead sale comprising not more than four adjoining or cornering quarter sections of public land as a unit, or, he may apply for more than one homestead sale subject to the condition that each unit applied for is within a ten mile radius of each other unit. A husband and wife by their individual applications cannot obtain more than a total of four quarter sections under homestead sale.

If the applicant or the spouse owns other land, the combined area of the land applied for as a homestead sale and the land owned shall not exceed four quarter sections. The land applied for as a homestead sale must be within a ten mile radius of all land owned.

Joseph
7/18/2015 12:17:28 AM

Hi. My family would be migrating from another country to Canada. We are interested in applying for a homestead. I read we can qualify since we will be residents of Canada and plan to be citizens when conditions are met. Can we already apply for homestead as soon as we arrive? If not, when is the soonest time we can do so? Also, where can we purchase or get information on homestead resales? Thank you. - Joseph


Joseph
7/18/2015 12:16:35 AM

Hi. My family would be migrating from another country to Canada. We are interested in applying for a homestead. I read we can qualify since we will be residents of Canada and plan to be citizens when conditions are met. Can we already apply for homestead as soon as we arrive? If not, when is the soonest time we can do so? Also, where can we purchase or get information on homestead resales? Thank you. - Joseph






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