Latest news releases and bulletins

2015-16 First Quarter Report released
August 31, 2015

Alberta's updated first quarter forecast reflects higher-than-anticipated costs for fighting wildfires and drought, as well as the reversal of the previous government’s planned health levy and cuts to healthcare and education. More information.

Minister Ceci seeking input for Budget 2015 and Budget 2016
July 30, 2015

Starting Thursday, July 30, Albertans can visit the budget website (budget.alberta.ca) to provide ideas and comments for both Budget 2015 and Budget 2016 and to watch a pre-budget presentation by Finance Minister Joe Ceci. Submissions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. MST on Monday, September 14. More information.

Know the risks before participating in ride sharing services
July 27, 2015

Alberta’s Superintendent of Insurance has issued an advisory notice on ride sharing services and the insurance risk they currently pose to Albertans. The Superintendent’s office recently reviewed Uber’s insurance policies and found significant issues with regulatory compliance. Albertans are at risk of not having access to insurance protection and accident benefits under Alberta law if using Uber’s ride sharing services, and potentially other ride sharing services as well. More information.

2014-15 annual reports now available
June 30, 2015

Released today were the Government of Alberta Annual Report, ministry annual reports and Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund Annual Report.

The Government of Alberta Annual Report includes an Executive Summary with key fiscal information, the Consolidated Financial Statements and Measuring Up, a report on performance results. More information.

Legislation introduced to restore fairness to Alberta’s tax system
June 18, 2015

The government introduced changes to corporate and personal income taxes and is taking action to reverse proposed unfair fees. Bill 2, An Act to Restore Fairness in Public Revenue, 2015, received Royal Assent on June 29, 2015, and will increase the corporate income tax rate by two percentage points and introduce a more progressive personal income tax system.

Bill 3 restores stability to Alberta’s education, health care and human services, and freezes tuition
June 18, 2015

The new government has taken steps to ensure Alberta families have the access to the essential services upon which they rely. Bill 3, Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2015 (No. 2), received Royal Assent on June 29, 2015, and reverses cuts to health care and invests in stable, predictable funding for the vital public services that matter most to Alberta communities.

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Latest website updates

Economic Trends - August 2015
August 31, 2015

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (August 2015), including the “InFocus” section: Global economic uncertainty remains elevated. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Economic information update
August 28, 2015

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 - August 2015
August 7, 2015

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. Click here for Labour Market Notes (August 2015), including the “Labour Insight” section: Employment: A tale of two surveys. These documents are available in the Economy & Statistics section.

Economic Trends - July 2015
July 31, 2015

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (July 2015), including the “InFocus” section: Going Beyond GDP: The Index of Economic Well-being. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Alberta Population Projections, by Census Division (2015 - 2041)
July 31, 2015

Population projections (2015 - 2041) by single year of age and sex have been developed based on the component method. Click here for more information.

Labour Market Notes - July 2015
July 10, 2015

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. Click here for Labour Market Notes (July 2015), including the “Labour Insight” section: Uptick in Employment Insurance. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Corporate Tax forms updated
July 2, 2015

Fuel Tax form updated
July 2, 2015

Economic Trends - June 2015
June 30, 2015

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (June 2015), including the “InFocus” section: A Profile of Interprovincial Employees in Alberta. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

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