Latest news releases and bulletins
Updating legislation to prepare for legal cannabis
April 9, 2018
Albertans’ health and safety will be top priority as the province looks to modernize the Gaming and Liquor Act before cannabis is legalized by the federal government. Read the news release.
Increasing accountability in public agencies
April 4, 2018
New standards for Alberta’s agencies, boards and commissions will ensure that members are acting in the best interest of Albertans and will continue the work already done to clean up waste, increase diversity and deliver greater accountability. Read the news release.
Budget 2018 – A recovery built to last
March 22, 2018
Budget 2018 focuses squarely on extending the benefits of the province’s recovery to all Albertans by continuing to diversify our economy, create jobs and protect the vital public services families depend on. Visit budget.alberta.ca for more information, or view detailed budget documents.
Economic growth exceeds expectations; deficit drops
February 28, 2018
Alberta's economy is leading the country with growth in nearly all sectors. In the third quarter fiscal update, GDP growth is revised up to 4.5% and the deficit dropped by $1.4 billion. Read the news release and access the third quarter reports below:
- 2017-18 Third Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement
- 2017-18 Third Quarter Heritage Fund Update
Liquor sector creating jobs, diversifying economy
January 18, 2018
By reducing markup and creating grant programs, the Alberta government is supporting the province’s liquor industry and helping businesses grow and thrive. Read the news release.
Latest website updates
2016 Wood Buffalo wildfire: 2-year limitation period to settle outstanding insurance claims
April 17, 2018
The 2-year limitation period to settle outstanding insurance claims is coming up soon for those affected by the 2016 Wood Buffalo wildfire. The first insured losses from the fire were reported on May 3, 2016. Additional losses were reported in the days that followed. More information.
Weekly Economic Information Update
April 13, 2018
The following weekly publications are available in the Economy & Statistics section.
- Economic Review - Alberta’s housing starts improve
- Alberta Economy - Indicators at a Glance
- Data in Excel format
Labour Market Notes - April 2018
April 6, 2018
The monthly 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.
Economic Trends - March 2018
March 29, 2018
The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.
- March 2018 Economic Trends - Highlights from the Economic Outlook chapter of Budget 2018 Fiscal Plan
Developed by Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, the Alberta Activity Index (AAX) tracks economic activity closely. It is a weighted average of nine economic monthly indicators (employment, average weekly earnings, retail trade, wholesale trade, manufacturing, new truck sales, housing starts, rigs drilling, and oil production). The AAX page is updated monthly, and includes highlights, a data table in Excel format, and a chart showing the year-over-year change in AAX and Real GDP. View the Alberta Activity Index.