Latest news releases

Alberta focused on fiscal restraint
November 26, 2014

Despite positive second quarter results, declining oil prices require government to be diligent in fiscal planning. 

Oil prices continued to slide this week, with West Texas Intermediate (WTI) closing at $74.09 US per barrel yesterday. With ongoing uncertainty with global prices, the Prentice Government continues to be focused on making decisions based on sound, conservative fiscal principles. More information.

New leadership, new voices, and a new way of doing things
September 15, 2014

Alberta’s 16th Premier, The Honourable Jim Prentice, Q.C., P.C. and his Cabinet were sworn-in at Government House in Edmonton on September 15. Read the news release.

Surplus rises, borrowing decreases with first quarter results
August 27, 2014

Alberta’s first quarter results means reduced borrowing for infrastructure by almost $3 billion and an increased operational surplus. Alberta’s economy is also expected to grow more than originally forecast, with more jobs, more business activity and more people coming to Alberta. More information.

Telling Alberta’s story through numbers - 2014 Official Statistics provide interesting insights into life in Alberta
August 21, 2014

You might be aware that Alberta is the fastest growing province in Canada, but did you know the average weekly earnings in Alberta are more than 20 per cent higher than the national average? And did you know that Albertans are big on volunteering? More than 80 per cent of Albertans do some kind of volunteer work. These are just a few of the interesting facts you’ll find in the 2014 Alberta Official Statistics. Read the news release.

Alberta begins implementing Auditor General recommendations
August 19, 2014

As part of the commitment to report regularly on the implementation of the Auditor General’s recommendations, the province released a status report of actions taken since the special duty report on August 7. Read news release.

Employment Pension Plans Act (2012) takes effect September 1
posted July 23, 2014

The Employment Pension Plans Act (EPPA) provides more flexibility to private sector pension plans, improves their long-term stability and encourages the establishment of new plans. Read the news release and three related EPPA Updates.

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Latest website updates

Alberta Population Pyramid updated to 2014
November 26, 2014

The Alberta Population Pyramid animates changes in the age distribution of Alberta's population since 1921. The pyramid has been updated to include information to 2014, and is available in the Economy & Statistics section.

Economic Spotlight - Working Smarter: Productivity in Alberta
November 26, 2014

Click here for an Economic Spotlight: Working Smarter: Productivity in Alberta, which has been added to the Economic Spotlights page.

Economic information update
November 21, 2014

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.

Securities Act proposed changes
November 18, 2014

Proposed changes to Alberta’s Securities Act in Fall 2014 will modernize, harmonize and streamline Alberta’s laws with other jurisdictions and help Canada meet its international commitments.

Horse Racing Alberta Act proposed changes
November 18, 2014

Proposed changes to the Horse Racing Alberta Act in Fall 2014 will provide more public representation on the HRA Board and strike the right balance between public accountability and industry representation.

Labour Market Notes - November 2014
November 7, 2014

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 (November 2014), including the “Labour Insight” section: Seasons change and so does employment. These documents are available in the Economy & Statistics section.

Economic Trends - October 2014
October 31, 2014

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (October 2014), including the “In Focus” section: Diverging global economic conditions. These documents are available in the Economy & Statistics section of this website.

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Page last updated:  November 26, 2014