Latest news releases and bulletins

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.

Carbon levy keeps diversifying Alberta’s economy
January 1, 2018

As part of the government’s made-in-Alberta Climate Leadership Plan to diversify the economy, create jobs and reduce emissions, the next phase of the carbon levy comes into effect today. Read the news release.

Alberta craft liquor producers tapping success
December 29, 2017

Good things were brewing from Alberta’s craft liquor producers in 2017, as the government’s partnership with the industry resulted in new jobs and more choice for consumers. Read the news release.

Benefit adds spirit to Alberta’s liquor sector
December 8, 2017

The Alberta government is reducing the liquor markup for small manufacturers of spirits and refreshment beverages in the province, allowing them to grow and diversify their businesses. Read the news release.

New CEO for Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission
December 5, 2017

After serving as acting CEO of the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission (AGLC) for nine months, Alain Maisonneuve has been appointed to the position for a five-year term. Read the news release.

Credit rating: Minister Ceci statement
November 29, 2017

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

Alberta’s economy is looking up
November 28, 2017

With Alberta’s economic recovery surpassing expectations, government is asking Albertans for their priorities to further control costs and get to a balanced budget. Read the news release and access the Budget 2018 survey and second quarter reports below:

Bill would increase public agency accountability
November 8, 2017

Proposed amendments to the Conflicts of Interest Act would further protect Albertans’ tax dollars and ensure public agencies are governed transparently. Read the news release.

Agreement gets thoroughbred racing back on track
November 4, 2017

The Alberta government’s renewed agreement with Horse Racing Alberta supports jobs and is helping ensure the viability of the industry. Read the news release.

Improving public agency efficiency and governance
October 31, 2017

Legislation introduced today proposes to dissolve 14 agencies to ensure public agencies, boards and commissions remain relevant and serve Albertans interests. Read the news release.

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Latest website updates

Weekly Economic Information Update
February 16, 2018

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

Labour Market Notes - February 2018
February 9, 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 - January 2018
February 1, 2018

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

Alberta Activity Index to November 2017: Activity edges up
January 31, 2018

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.

Labour Market Notes - January 2018
January 5, 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.

Pensions Update: Changes Reflecting the 2018 YMPE (Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings)
January 2, 2018

A number of documents on this website have been updated to reflect the 2018 YMPE (Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings) of $55,900. Click here for the updates.

Alberta Population Report for
3rd Quarter of 2017

December 21, 2017

The Alberta Population Report for the 3rd Quarter of 2017 has been released and is available on the Population Estimates page. Updated Data Tables are also available: Alberta Components of Growth by Quarter and Alberta Quarterly Population Estimates.

2016 Census of Canada Highlights
December 15, 2017

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

Economic Trends - November 2017
December 4, 2017

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

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