Latest news releases and bulletins
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.
Albertans asked for input into Budget 2017 - posted January 9, 2017
Albertans are invited to share their ideas and priorities as government kicks off its 2017 budget consultations. Read the news release.
Carbon levy rebates benefit millions of Albertans
January 5, 2017
Alberta families began receiving rebates today, helping them adjust to the new carbon levy and reduce their carbon footprint. Read the news release.
Carbon levy supports diverse, green economy and jobs
December 31, 2016
Alberta’s carbon levy comes into effect January 1, 2017, as part of government’s plan to transition the province to a greener, more diversified economy. Read the news release.
Tax cut benefits small businesses, supports jobs
December 29, 2016
Small business owners will save an estimated $185 million in 2017 as part of Alberta’s plan to transition the province to a greener, more diversified economy. Read the news release.
Tax credits to launch in the New Year
December 15, 2016
Bill 30, the Investing in a Diversified Alberta Economy Act, received royal assent on December 9, establishing two tax credits that will propel diversification and job creation provincewide. Read the news release.
Modernized governance strengthens Alberta’s credit unions
December 14, 2016
Bill 32, the Credit Union Amendment Act, to expand services credit unions can offer and to enhance governance, received Royal Assent on December 14. Read the news release about this legislation (November 23, 2016).
Alberta’s deficit is forecast to hold steady while a number of indicators point to a stabilization of the province’s economy. See the 2016-17 Second Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement.
Government continues review of public agencies
November 9, 2016
The Alberta government is ensuring that public agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs) remain relevant, with legislation that would dissolve three agencies. Read the news release.
Government response to Auditor General's report
November 7, 2016
President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci has provided a response to the Auditor General’s report. Read the news release.
Latest website updates
Economic information update
January 20, 2017
Labour Market Notes - January 2017
January 6, 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 (January 2017), including “Labour Insight”: Growth in Alberta’s working age population slows. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.
Carbon Levy Administration - Publications, Forms, FAQs and
TRA Email Subscription Service
January 5, 2017
In preparation for the administration of the Carbon Levy, which is effective January 1, 2017 under the Climate Leadership Act, the following content is available from Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA). Additional content will be added as it becomes available.
- Carbon Levy administration content additions
- Frequently Asked Questions - General and AITE Retailers
Please sign up for TRA’s email subscription service at http://tra.alberta.ca/subscribe.html. By subscribing, you will receive email updates whenever new information related to the administration of the carbon levy program is published.
Pensions Update: Changes Reflecting the 2017 YMPE (Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings)
January 1, 2017
A number of documents on this website have been updated to reflect the 2017 YMPE (Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings) of $55,300. Click here for the updates.
Population Report for 3rd Quarter of 2016
December 15, 2016
The Alberta Population Report for the 3rd 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.
Labour Market Notes - December 2016
December 2, 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 (December 2016), including “Labour Insight”: Unemployment rate elevated in Calgary. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.
Economic Trends - November 2016
November 30, 2016
The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (November 2016). This month's Economic Trends is taken from the Second Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement, released on November 28, 2016. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.
Labour Market Notes - November 2016
November 4, 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 (November 2016), including “Labour Insight”: Highest employment rate in Alberta despite recession. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.