Latest news releases

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.

Statement from Minister Horner – National Common Securities Regulator
July 9, 2014

President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Doug Horner has issued a statement in response to the announcement that Saskatchewan and New Brunswick have agreed to the join the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System proposed by Ottawa. Click here for the Minister's Statement.

Responsible spending and booming economy deliver strong balance sheet
June 30, 2014

The Government of Alberta ended its fiscal year on a positive note with a strong balance sheet after months of uncertainty from volatile oil prices and the June 2013 flooding in southern Alberta.

The province achieved a $2.5 billion operational surplus and a full fiscal plan surplus of $755 million.

Record income for Alberta’s Heritage Fund
June 24, 2014

Alberta’s savings got a boost as the Heritage Fund earned $2.1 billion in 2013-14. Strong equity markets helped push the Heritage Fund to an all-time earnings record. On a percentage basis, the fund posted a 16 per cent return, the third highest since the fund was created in 1976. As of March 31, 2014, the fund was worth $17.5 billion on a fair value basis.

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Latest website updates

Important Notice: Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA) office closure

TRA offices will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014 to Thursday, January 1, 2015, inclusive.

Economic information update
October 24, 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.

Fuel Tax Form - Dye Stock Report
October 23, 2014

The new AT4984 - Dye Stock Report form has been added to the Fuel Tax Forms page.

New Insurance Licence Renewal Application Form
October 21, 2014

Superintendent of Insurance Notice and Bulletins
October 10, 2014

The following Notices and Bulletins have been added to the Insurance Bulletins and Notices page:

Labour Market Notes - October 2014
October 10, 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 (October 2014), including the “Labour Insight” section: How have Alberta's regional labour markets performed this year?. These documents are available in the Economy & Statistics section.

Economic Trends - September 2014
September 30, 2014

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

Alberta Population Report for 2nd Quarter of 2014
September 26, 2014

The Alberta Population Report for the 2nd Quarter of 2014 has been released and is available on the Demographic Quarterlies page. The Alberta Components of Growth by Quarter Data Tables (from 1971-72 on) file has also been updated.

IFTA Fuel Tax Rate Chart for 3rd Quarter of 2014
September 22, 2014

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Tax Rate Chart for the 3rd Quarter of 2014 is now available on the IFTA Forms page.

Unclaimed Property Program Overview
September 9, 2014

An updated Overview of Unclaimed Personal Property and Vested Property (UPPVPA) Program has been added to the Unclaimed Property section.

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