Latest news releases and bulletins
Today the government introduced Bill 19, Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions Compensation Act, to address consistency and fairness in executive compensation levels. More information.
Minister Ceci to boost investor relations
April 25, 2016
Finance Minister Joe Ceci will travel to Toronto and New York City to promote the Alberta Jobs Plan to investors and credit rating agencies. More information.
Statement from Minister Joe Ceci on Moody’s credit rating
April 25, 2016
President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci issued a statement about Moody’s credit downgrade. More information.
Budget 2016 - The Alberta Jobs Plan supports a $75 million Capital Investment Tax Credit (CITC) to encourage investment and support job creation as part of Budget 2016. More information.
Budget 2016 - The new Alberta Investor Tax Credit (AITC) will encourage investment in small and medium sized businesses in non-traditional sectors, diversifying Alberta’s economy and creating new jobs. More information.
Tax cut to support Alberta’s small businesses - April 15, 2016
Budget 2016 - Cutting the small business tax rate by one third reinforces Alberta businesses’ overall tax advantage compared to other provinces in Canada. More information.
Statement from Minister Joe Ceci on DBRS credit rating
April 15, 2016
President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci has issued a statement about Alberta’s DBRS credit downgrade. More information.
Budget 2016 - The Alberta Jobs Plan moves Alberta forward by supporting families and businesses through a tough economy, promoting job creation and economic diversification, and carefully controlling government spending. Visit budget.alberta.ca for more information, or view detailed budget documents.
The Government of Alberta has appointed Stan Magidson as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Securities Commission. Mr. Magidson will provide a wealth of experience and strong leadership to the ASC. Read the news release, or listen to the recording.
Latest website updates
For updates on the Fort McMurray and other Alberta wildfires, and information for evacuees, including financial assistance, please visit the Government of Alberta's emergency updates page.
Economic information update
May 20, 2016
Given the mandatory evacuation of Fort McMurray and surrounding areas, the Office of the Superintendent of Pensions has extended the deadline for filing Annual Information Returns and Audited Financial Statements from June 30, 2016 to August 31, 2016 for those pension plans who are located in Fort McMurray. More information.
2011 National Household Survey Highlights - Aboriginal People in Alberta: A Regional Perspective - May 17, 2016
A document entitled Aboriginal People in Alberta: A Regional Perspective has been added to the 2011 National Household Survey highlights page.
Wildfires and Insurance - May 6, 2016
See the Wildfires and Insurance page for information for Albertans impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfires.
Labour Market Notes - May 2016
May 6, 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 (May 2016), including the “Labour Insight” section: Exploring the goods sector earnings gap. These documents are available in the Economy & Statistics section.
Tax and Revenue Administration - New Special Notices related to Alberta Wildfires - posted May 5, 2016
- Waiver of Penalties and/or Interest - Natural Disasters (Cross-Program Special Notice Vol. 8 No. 5)
- Emergency Sale of Marked Fuel (Fuel Tax Act Special Notice Vol. 1 No. 39)
Alberta Personal Income Tax Calculator updated for 2016 - posted May 3, 2016
The Alberta Personal Income Tax Calculator for the 2016 tax year has been added to the website. The 2015 Tax Calculator is also still available.
Economic Trends - April 2016
April 29, 2016
The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (April 2016). This month’s trends is taken from the Economic Outlook chapter of Budget 2016: The Alberta Jobs Plan, released on April 14, 2016. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.