Latest news releases and bulletins
Starting Thursday, July 30, Albertans can visit the budget website (budget.alberta.ca) to provide ideas and comments for both Budget 2015 and Budget 2016. Submissions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. MST on Monday, September 14. More information.
Alberta’s Superintendent of Insurance has issued an advisory notice on ride sharing services and the insurance risk they currently pose to Albertans. The Superintendent’s office recently reviewed Uber’s insurance policies and found significant issues with regulatory compliance. Albertans are at risk of not having access to insurance protection and accident benefits under Alberta law if using Uber’s ride sharing services, and potentially other ride sharing services as well. More information.
2014-15 annual reports now available
June 30, 2015
Released today were the Government of Alberta Annual Report, ministry annual reports and Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund Annual Report.
The Government of Alberta Annual Report includes an Executive Summary with key fiscal information, the Consolidated Financial Statements and Measuring Up, a report on performance results. More information.
The government introduced changes to corporate and personal income taxes and is taking action to reverse proposed unfair fees. Bill 2, An Act to Restore Fairness in Public Revenue, 2015, received Royal Assent on June 29, 2015, and will increase the corporate income tax rate by two percentage points and introduce a more progressive personal income tax system.
- Read the news release or watch the news conference
- 2015 Personal Income Tax Calculator (June 26, 2015)
- Personal Income Tax Changes - Questions and Answers
- Corporate Tax Change - Questions and Answers
The new government has taken steps to ensure Alberta families have the access to the essential services upon which they rely. Bill 3, Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2015 (No. 2), received Royal Assent on June 29, 2015, and reverses cuts to health care and invests in stable, predictable funding for the vital public services that matter most to Alberta communities.
Latest website updates
Economic Trends - July 2015
July 31, 2015
The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (July 2015), including the “InFocus” section: Going Beyond GDP: The Index of Economic Well-being. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.
Population projections (2015 - 2041) by single year of age and sex have been developed based on the component method. Click here for more information.
Economic information update
July 31, 2015
Labour Market Notes - July 2015
July 10, 2015
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 (July 2015), including the “Labour Insight” section: Uptick in Employment Insurance. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.
- AT1 - Alberta Corporate Income Tax Return for 2001 & Subsequent Taxation Years - s.36(1)
- AT1 Schedule 1 (Form AT2) - Alberta Small Business Deduction - s.22
Economic Trends - June 2015
June 30, 2015
The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (June 2015), including the “InFocus” section: A Profile of Interprovincial Employees in Alberta. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.
Population Report for 1st Quarter of 2015
June 17, 2015
The Alberta Population Report for the 1st Quarter of 2015 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.