Latest news releases and bulletins

Bill would increase public agency accountability
November 8, 2017

Proposed amendments to the Conflicts of Interest Act would further protect Albertans’ tax dollars and ensure public agencies are governed transparently. Read the news release.

Agreement gets thoroughbred racing back on track
November 4, 2017

The Alberta government’s renewed agreement with Horse Racing Alberta supports jobs and is helping ensure the viability of the industry. Read the news release.

Improving public agency efficiency and governance
October 31, 2017

Legislation introduced today proposes to dissolve 14 agencies to ensure public agencies, boards and commissions remain relevant and serve Albertans interests. Read the news release.

New board members reflect diversity of Alberta
September 26, 2017

The Alberta government’s online recruitment process is helping make sure public agencies better reflect the province’s diversity. Read the news release.

Economic recovery underway, deficit steady
August 23, 2017

Alberta’s economy continued to pick up momentum in the first half of 2017, with gains in jobs, housing, exports and other areas. Read the news release and access the 2017-18 First Quarter reports below:

Province appeals AIT panel decision on breweries
August 22, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding the AIT panel decision on the Alberta Small Brewers Development program.

Less red tape means more ways to enjoy craft liquor
August 4, 2017

Small Alberta liquor manufacturers will have more opportunities to showcase their products, grow their businesses and connect with consumers, effective August 15. Read the news release.

Craft beers, spirits coming to farmers’ markets
August 3, 2017

Government’s commitment to modernize Alberta’s liquor system continues with additional business opportunities for Alberta’s small liquor manufacturers. Read the news release.

Patio season heats up with fewer rules
July 9, 2017

It is now easier for licensed venues to offer the type of patio experience customers want, thanks to new policy that includes fewer restrictions on how patios are built. Read the news release.

Credit rating: Minister Ceci statement
July 7, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding Alberta’s credit rating.

2016-17 annual reports: navigating a challenging year
June 29, 2017

In a year marked by a massive wildfire, low oil prices and continued economic downturn, government responded by supporting families and jobs. View the Government of Alberta and Ministry Annual Reports, news release and videos.

More transparency for public agency sunshine list
June 13, 2017

Alberta's public agencies are now required to publicly post employment and severance contracts of high-level executives. Read the news release.

Credit rating: Minister Ceci statement
May 26, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding Alberta’s credit rating.

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Latest website updates

Weekly Economic Information Update
November 17, 2017

The following weekly publications are available in the Economy & Statistics section:

Labour Market Notes - November 2017
November 3, 2017

The monthly Labour Market Notes contains timely analysis of the latest labour market data for Alberta and is released the same day as Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey.

Alberta Activity Index to August 2017:
Activity levels off
November 1, 2017

Developed by Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, the Alberta Activity Index (AAX) tracks economic activity closely. It is a weighted average of nine economic monthly indicators (employment, average weekly earnings, retail trade, wholesale trade, manufacturing, new truck sales, housing starts, rigs drilling, and oil production). The AAX page is updated monthly, and includes highlights, a data table in Excel format, and a chart showing the year-over-year change in AAX and Real GDP. View the Alberta Activity Index.

Economic Trends - October 2017
November 1, 2017

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Labour Market Notes - October 2017
October 6, 2017

The monthly Labour Market Notes contains timely analysis of the latest labour market data for Alberta and is released the same day as Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey.

Economic Trends - September 2017
September 29, 2017

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Alberta Population Report for 2nd Quarter of 2017
September 27, 2017

The Alberta Population Report for the 2nd Quarter of 2017 has been released and is available on the Population Estimates page. Updated Data Tables are also available: Alberta Components of Growth by Quarter and Alberta Quarterly Population Estimates.

Labour Market Notes - September 2017
September 8, 2017

The monthly Labour Market Notes contains timely analysis of the latest labour market data for Alberta and is released the same day as Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey.

2016 Census of Canada Highlights
September 8, 2017

The Office of Statistics and Information has released highlights on the 2016 Census of Canada release related to Language Characteristics of Albertans.

Economic Trends - August 2017
August 31, 2017

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Labour Market Notes - August 2017
August 4, 2017

The monthly Labour Market Notes contains timely analysis of the latest labour market data for Alberta and is released the same day as Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey.

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Page last updated:  November 18, 2017