Latest news releases and bulletins

Economic recovery underway, deficit steady
August 23, 2017

Alberta’s economy continued to pick up momentum in the first half of 2017, with gains in jobs, housing, exports and other areas. Read the news release and access the 2017-18 First Quarter reports below:

Province appeals AIT panel decision on breweries
August 22, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding the AIT panel decision on the Alberta Small Brewers Development program.

Less red tape means more ways to enjoy craft liquor
August 4, 2017

Small Alberta liquor manufacturers will have more opportunities to showcase their products, grow their businesses and connect with consumers, effective August 15. Read the news release.

Craft beers, spirits coming to farmers’ markets
August 3, 2017

Government’s commitment to modernize Alberta’s liquor system continues with additional business opportunities for Alberta’s small liquor manufacturers. Read the news release.

Patio season heats up with fewer rules
July 9, 2017

It is now easier for licensed venues to offer the type of patio experience customers want, thanks to new policy that includes fewer restrictions on how patios are built. Read the news release.

Credit rating: Minister Ceci statement
July 7, 2017

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

2016-17 annual reports: navigating a challenging year
June 29, 2017

In a year marked by a massive wildfire, low oil prices and continued economic downturn, government responded by supporting families and jobs. View the Government of Alberta and Ministry Annual Reports, news release and videos.

More transparency for public agency sunshine list
June 13, 2017

Alberta's public agencies are now required to publicly post employment and severance contracts of high-level executives. Read the news release.

Credit rating: 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.

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Latest website updates

Weekly Economic Information Update
September 15, 2017

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

Labour Market Notes - September 2017
September 8, 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.

2016 Census of Canada Highlights
September 8, 2017

The Office of Statistics and Information has released highlights on the 2016 Census of Canada release related to Language Characteristics of Albertans.

Alberta Activity Index to June 2017:
Economic activity retains vigour
August 31, 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 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.

Economic Trends - August 2017
August 31, 2017

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

Labour Market Notes - August 2017
August 4, 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.

Labour Market Notes - July 2017
July 7, 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.

Economic Trends - June 2017
July 4, 2017

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

Alberta Population Projections (2017 - 2041) and Animated Population Projection Pyramids (1996 - 2041)
June 30, 2017

Alberta Population Projections (2017-2041) and Animated Population Projection Pyramids (1996-2041) have been released by the Office of Statistics and Information.

2016 Census of Canada Highlights
June 16, 2017

The Office of Statistics and Information has released highlights on the 2016 Census of Canada release related to Structural Type of Dwelling and Collectives.

Alberta Population Report for 1st Quarter of 2017
June 15, 2017

The Alberta Population Report for the 1st Quarter of 2017 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.

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