Latest news releases and bulletins

Credit raiting: Minister Ceci statement
May 26, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding Alberta’s credit rating.

Teachers agreement: Minister Ceci statement
May 24, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding the teachers agreement.

Albertans benefit from program payment changes
May 17, 2017

Proposed legislation introduced today would ensure the carbon levy rebate and other programs do not have to be returned when a family member passes away. Read the news release and Bill 15, Tax Statutes Amendment Act, 2017.

Government to strengthen investor protection
May 8, 2017

Proposed legislation introduced today would protect investors and recognize the work of the many qualified and hardworking financial advisors in Alberta. Read the news release and Bill 13, Securities Amendment Act, 2017.

Public-sector bargaining: Minister Ceci statement
April 24, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding public-sector bargaining.

Alberta Child Benefit makes life more affordable for parents
April 20, 2017

The Alberta Child Benefit will make life more affordable for 130,000 families caring for 235,000 children in Alberta. With the tax filing deadline approaching, parents are urged to file their tax returns to be eligible for the Alberta Child Benefit and other financial supports. Read the news release.

Lower tax bills make life more affordable for Albertans
April 19, 2017

Indexing the personal income tax system will save taxpayers an estimated $55 million in 2016 and a further $70 million in 2017. Read the news release.

More support brewing for Alberta’s liquor industry
March 29, 2017

The Alberta government is committing ongoing support for the province’s rapidly expanding brewing and liquor production industry. Read the news release.

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 closed.

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.

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Latest website updates

Economic information update
May 26, 2017

The following weekly publications are available in the Economy & Statistics section:

2016 Census of Canada Highlights
May 19, 2017

The Office of Statistics and Information has released highlights on the 2016 Census of Canada release related to Age and Sex.

Labour Market Notes - May 2017
May 5, 2017

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.

Alberta Activity Index to February 2017
May 2, 2017

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 will be 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.

Economic Trends - April 2017
May 2, 2017

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Economic Trends - March 2017
March 31, 2017

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (March 2017). This month's Economic Trends is taken from the Economic Outlook chapter of Budget 2017, released on March 16, 2017. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

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.

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.

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.

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Page last updated:  May 26, 2017