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Welcome to Chauvin

The Village of Chauvin is located in the Battle River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) region. BRAED is a partnership of communities whose purpose is to address community economic development issues from a regional perspective. Chauvin is a strong vibrant community on Highway 610 about 6 kilometres from the Saskatchewan border.

The Village of Chauvin was incorporated on December 30, 1912 and was named after George Von Chauvin, an engineer with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. We welcome you to experience the beauty and friendly atmosphere that our Village offers its residents. Our community was originally a service center for the agricultural community, but today also serves a thriving oilfield. Our Economic Development Committee keeps our businesses active and attracts residents to the Village.

The Chauvin Economy

Our community was originally a service center for the agricultural community, but today also serves a thriving oilfield. Our Economic Development Committee is working to keep our businesses active and attract residents to the Village. Lots are for sale in a new subdivision.

Labour Snapshot

Totals %
In the labour force 195 72.20%
Participation rate 72.20%
Unemployment rate 5.10%
Management occupations 20 9.76%
Business, finance and administration occupations 15 7.32%
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 10 4.88%
Health occupations 20 9.76%
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 20 9.76%
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 0 0.00%
Sales and service occupations 20 9.76%
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 55 26.83%
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 20 9.76%
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 25 12.20%
Oil and Gas

Highway 17, which is a main corridor to the oil and gas fields in northeastern Alberta, runs adjacent to Chauvin. In addition, Highway 14 – a High Load Corridor for major oil development products – also runs just north of the town. Reasonable land costs, developed infrastructure, and direct access to growing markets make Chauvin a wise choice for investment and opportunity in the oil and gas industry.


Chauvin’s commercial services are largely geared towards the agricultural sector. Mixed crops in the region include coarse grains such as wheat, oats, barley, canola and other oil seeds. The region is home to several greenhouse operations and is home to a large number of cattle, dairy, hog and poultry farms. As such, the Town also has a variety of local businesses aimed at meeting the needs of local farmers.


Chauvin is uniquely located in a corridor between Edmonton, the United States border, and the resource rich areas leading to Lloydminster and further north. The land in our region of the province is suitable for mixed use agriculture with numerous regional lakes providing recreation. In addition, the region’s abundant natural resources make Chauvin a great place for investment and partnership.


Chauvin is located on Highway 610 within a 10 minute drive of the Saskatchewan border. Major connecting highways include Highways 14 and 17. We are near the Highway 41 High Load Corridor. The nearest airport is in Wainwright, while the nearest commercial and air freight services are in Lloydminster. Chauvin is served by a Canadian National Railway main line.

Business Taxes

The non-residential municipal tax rate in Chauvin is: 20.7940
Alberta general corporate tax rate: 12%
Alberta small business tax rate: 2%
Annual Business Limit (ABL)/Small Business Threshold: $500,000
Canadian general corporate tax rate: 15%
Canada small business tax rate: 10%
Canadian Small Business Threshold: $500,000
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Making Chauvin Home

Totals %
Population 335
Median age of the population 40.9
Total number of census families in private households 110
Total number of private households by tenure 145
Owner 135 93.10%
Renter 15 10.34%
Average value of dwellings ($) $192,985
Average income $ $103,145
Average household total income $ $188,107
Residential municipal tax rate 13.0940%

There is a variety of housing options on and around the Village of Chauvin. When Searching for a house in Chauvin you will notice that our friendly, active community also features very affordable housing options compared to urban centres.

Education is a vital part of our community. Chauvin schools are part of the Battle River School Division.

According to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census on Education, over 35% of Chauvin residents have a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. Nearby post-secondary and training options include:

For all recreation needs, the Repsol Community Centre hosts a newly renovated arena which operates with artificial ice, a curling rink with artificial ice and a very modernized community hall, all of which are located on Main Street. People of all ages enjoy this wonderful facility.

Recreation facilities in Chauvin include a natural ice arena, three-sheet artificial ice, curling rink, a ball park with five softball diamonds and a soccer pitch. Community clubs and organizations include the 4-H Club, Elks Club, Royal Purple, Arena Board, School Council, Recreation Board, Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre, Curling Association, Agricultural Society, Fish & Game Club, Ducks Unlimited, and the Community Hall Board.

Contact Chauvin

The Village of Chauvin
216 Main Street, Box 160
Chauvin, AB, T0B 0V0
Phone: (780) 858-3881
Fax: (780) 858-2125