Latest news releases and bulletins

Budget 2017 – Working to make life better
March 16, 2017

Budget 2017 is focused on creating good jobs, making life more affordable for Albertans and protecting the programs and services families count on. Visit budget.alberta.ca for more information, or view detailed budget documents.

Grants for Lloydminster fuel retailers
March 9, 2017

Grants to retail fuel dealers will offset the difference between the total carbon levy and fuel tax in Alberta and the fuel tax in Saskatchewan. Read the online bulletin.

Government reins in agency CEO pay and benefits
February 24, 2017

The Alberta government is cutting salaries and eliminating bonuses for the highest paid top executives of agencies, boards and commissions. Read the news release.

Signs of economic recovery continue, deficit steady
February 23, 2017

Alberta’s economy is turning a corner and showing early signs of recovery, including higher exports, drilling activity and employment. See the 2016-17 Third Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement.

Premier and Finance minister reach out to Albertans about Budget 2017
January 27, 2017

Albertans joined Premier Rachel Notley and Finance Minister Joe Ceci in a conversation about the province’s budget during telephone town halls (read the news release). The submission period has now closed. Stay tuned for more information on Budget 2017.

New tax credits connect Alberta business with investors
January 12, 2017

The New Year brings new opportunities to invest in Alberta businesses as intake opens for two new tax credits to create jobs and diversify the economy. Read the news release.

Albertans see benefits of carbon levy rebates (includes online calculator)
January 10, 2017

Over a million Albertans have seen money appear in their bank accounts as carbon rebates have started rolling out across the province. Read the news release, and access the online calculator to estimate the cost of the carbon levy for your household and the rebate you may receive.

Albertans asked for input into Budget 2017 - posted January 9, 2017

Albertans were invited to share their ideas and priorities on Budget 2017 (read the news release). The submission period has now closed. Stay tuned for more information on Budget 2017.

Carbon levy rebates benefit millions of Albertans
January 5, 2017

Alberta families began receiving rebates today, helping them adjust to the new carbon levy and reduce their carbon footprint. Read the news release.

Carbon levy supports diverse, green economy and jobs
December 31, 2016

Alberta’s carbon levy comes into effect January 1, 2017, as part of government’s plan to transition the province to a greener, more diversified economy. Read the news release.

Tax cut benefits small businesses, supports jobs
December 29, 2016

Small business owners will save an estimated $185 million in 2017 as part of Alberta’s plan to transition the province to a greener, more diversified economy. Read the news release.

Tax credits to launch in the New Year
December 15, 2016

Bill 30, the Investing in a Diversified Alberta Economy Act, received royal assent on December 9, establishing two tax credits that will propel diversification and job creation provincewide. Read the news release.

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Latest website updates

Alberta Population Report for 4th Quarter of 2016
March 23, 2017

The Alberta Population Report for the 4th 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.

Economic information update
March 17, 2017

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.

Alberta Personal Income Tax Calculator updated for 2017
March 16, 2017

The Alberta Personal Income Tax Calculator for the 2017 tax year has been added to the website. The 2016 Tax Calculator is also still available.

Labour Market Notes - March 2017
March 10, 2017

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 (March 2017). These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.

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

March 1, 2017

The following content is available from Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA).

Economic Trends - February 2017
February 27, 2017

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (February 2017). This month's Economic Trends is taken from the 2016-17 Third Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement, released on February 23, 2017. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Labour Market Notes - February 2017
February 13, 2017

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 (February 2017), including “Labour Insight”: Employment trends in 2016. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.

2016 Census of Canada Highlights
February 9, 2017

The Office of Statistics and Information has released highlights on the 2016 Census of Canada release related to Population and Dwelling Counts.

Economic Trends - January 2017
February 2, 2017

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (January 2017). These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Labour Market Notes - January 2017
January 6, 2017

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 (January 2017), including “Labour Insight”: Growth in Alberta’s working age population slows. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.

Pensions Update: Changes Reflecting the 2017 YMPE (Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings)
January 1, 2017

A number of documents on this website have been updated to reflect the 2017 YMPE (Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings) of $55,300. Click here for the updates.

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