Latest news releases and bulletins

Deficit steady, economy shows signs of stability
November 28, 2016

Alberta’s deficit is forecast to hold steady while a number of indicators point to a stabilization of the province’s economy. See the 2016-17 Second Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement.

Modernized governance strengthens Alberta’s credit unions
November 23, 2016

The Government of Alberta has introduced Bill 32, the Credit Union Amendment Act, to expand services credit unions can offer to Albertans and businesses and to enhance governance of the credit union industry. Read the news release.

Government continues review of public agencies
November 9, 2016

The Alberta government is ensuring that public agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs) remain relevant, with legislation that would dissolve three agencies. Read the news release.

Government response to Auditor General's report
November 7, 2016

President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci has provided a response to the Auditor General’s report. Read the news release.

Tax credit would help small businesses, investors create jobs
September 29, 2016

A tax credit for investments in small Alberta businesses would support up to 4,400 new jobs over three years and contribute up to $500 million to the province’s GDP. Read the news release.

Alberta investment creates jobs, diversification and grows Heritage Fund
September 26, 2016

Alberta’s Heritage Fund investments are supporting job creation and innovation in the renewable energy and natural gas sectors as well as demonstrating Alberta is Canada’s best place to do business and to invest in business growth. Read the news release.

Access to loans ensures Alberta businesses, entrepreneurs succeed
September 23, 2016

The Alberta government’s partnership with ATB Financial furthers small business growth and economic diversification in the province. View the news release.

Public agency appointments now open to all Albertans
September 21, 2016

A new, open online recruitment process will help ensure appointments to Alberta’s agencies, boards and commissions better reflect the province’s diversity and strengths. View the news release.

First Quarter report: Wildfire impact adds to economic challenges
August 23, 2016

The Alberta government is continuing to take a cautious approach to its finances as oil prices remain low and the province deals with the cost of wildfires. View the 2016-17 First Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement.

Local small breweries benefit from Alberta Jobs Plan
July 28, 2016

Small brewers in Alberta will be able to invest and grow their business, thanks to a new grant that will support local entrepreneurship and economic diversification. See the news release and more information.

Government to create consistency for Alberta beer markups
July 12, 2016

In ongoing efforts to promote local jobs, economic development and trade consistency, the Government of Alberta is updating the markup for beer products sold throughout the province. See the information bulletin and more information.

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Latest website updates

Economic information update
December 2, 2016

The Economy & Statistics section of this website includes the weekly Economic Review and Alberta Economy - Indicators at a Glance, as well as monthly, quarterly and annual publications.

Labour Market Notes - December 2016
December 2, 2016

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. See Labour Market Notes (December 2016), including “Labour Insight”: Unemployment rate elevated in Calgary. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.

Economic Trends - November 2016
November 30, 2016

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (November 2016). This month's Economic Trends is taken from the Second Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement, released on November 28, 2016. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Carbon Levy Administration - Publications, Forms, FAQs and
TRA Email Subscription Service

November 29, 2016

In preparation for the administration of the Carbon Levy, which is effective January 1, 2017 under the Climate Leadership Act, the following content is available from Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA). Additional content will be added as it becomes available.

Please sign up for TRA’s email subscription service at http://tra.alberta.ca/subscribe.html. By subscribing, you will receive email updates whenever new information related to the administration of the carbon levy program is published.

Labour Market Notes - November 2016
November 4, 2016

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. See Labour Market Notes (November 2016), including “Labour Insight”: Highest employment rate in Alberta despite recession. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.

Economic Trends - October 2016
November 3, 2016

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (October 2016) and InFocus: Alberta’s job market during the downturn. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Labour Market Notes - October 2016
October 7, 2016

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. See Labour Market Notes (October 2016), including “Labour Insight”: EI claims spike after new rules take effect. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.

Economic Trends - September 2016
October 6, 2016

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (September 2016) and InFocus: Global growth continues to disappoint. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Alberta Population Report for 2nd Quarter of 2016
September 28, 2016

The Alberta Population Report for the 2nd Quarter of 2016 has been released and is available on the Population Estimates page. The Alberta Components of Growth by Quarter Data Tables (from 1971-72 on) file has also been updated.

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