Latest news releases and bulletins
The Alberta government is continuing to take a cautious approach to its finances as oil prices remain low and the province deals with the cost of wildfires. View the 2016-17 First Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement.
Local small breweries benefit from Alberta Jobs Plan
July 28, 2016
Small brewers in Alberta will be able to invest and grow their business, thanks to a new grant that will support local entrepreneurship and economic diversification. See the news release and more information.
In ongoing efforts to promote local jobs, economic development and trade consistency, the Government of Alberta is updating the markup for beer products sold throughout the province. See the information bulletin and more information.
The Alberta government is conducting consultations with industry stakeholders on the private automobile insurance system. More information.
Government stabilized funding for key public services in 2015-16, despite steep drop in oil prices
June 29, 2016
With the strongest balance sheet in the country, the Alberta government maintained nearly $50 billion in provincially owned net assets, despite the continued economic downturn and declining revenue due to the volatile price of oil. View the 2015-16 Government of Alberta Annual Report, Ministry Annual Reports and Heritage Fund Annual Report.
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.
Latest website updates
Economic information update
August 19, 2016
Labour Market Notes - August 2016
August 5, 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 (August 2016), including “Labour Insight”: Growing long-term employment amid the downturn. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.
Economic Trends - July 2016
July 29, 2016
The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (July 2016) and InFocus: How housing is weathering the downturn. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.
The purpose of this interpretation bulletin is to inform all provincially incorporated Property and Casualty Insurers, Life Insurers and Reciprocal Insurance Exchanges either formed under the Insurance Act, or who have transferred to Alberta such that Alberta is their primary regulator, (collectively, “provincially regulated insurance entities”), that Alberta has adopted three new supervisory guidelines. See Bulletin 05-2016: Adoption of Three OSFI Guidelines for Provincially Regulated Insurance Entities; and related web page: OSFI Guidelines adopted and issued by Alberta.
Economic Trends - June 2016
July 13, 2016
The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (June 2016). These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.
Labour Market Notes - July 2016
July 8, 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 (July 2016), including “Labour Insight”: Growing part-time employment amid the downturn. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.
Insurance Information for Albertans who use Transportation Network Companies providing Ride-for-Hire Services
June 28, 2016
See Superintendent of Insurance Bulletin 04-2016 regarding a new Alberta Standard Automobile Insurance Policy Form, Transportation Network S.P.F. No. 9, which has been approved for use in Alberta, effective July 1, 2016.
Population projections (2016 - 2041) by single year of age and sex have been developed based on the component method. Click here for more information.
Population Report for 1st Quarter of 2016
June 16, 2016
The Alberta Population Report for the 1st Quarter of 2016 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.