Latest news releases
New leadership, new voices, and a new way of doing things
September 15, 2014
Alberta’s 16th Premier, The Honourable Jim Prentice, Q.C., P.C. and his Cabinet were sworn-in at Government House in Edmonton on September 15. Read the news release.
Surplus rises, borrowing decreases with first quarter results
August 27, 2014
Alberta’s first quarter results means reduced borrowing for infrastructure by almost $3 billion and an increased operational surplus. Alberta’s economy is also expected to grow more than originally forecast, with more jobs, more business activity and more people coming to Alberta. More information.
Telling Alberta’s story through numbers - 2014 Official Statistics provide interesting insights into life in Alberta
August 21, 2014
You might be aware that Alberta is the fastest growing province in Canada, but did you know the average weekly earnings in Alberta are more than 20 per cent higher than the national average? And did you know that Albertans are big on volunteering? More than 80 per cent of Albertans do some kind of volunteer work. These are just a few of the interesting facts you’ll find in the 2014 Alberta Official Statistics. Read the news release.
Alberta begins implementing Auditor General recommendations
August 19, 2014
As part of the commitment to report regularly on the implementation of the Auditor General’s recommendations, the province released a status report of actions taken since the special duty report on August 7. Read news release.
Employment Pension Plans Act (2012) takes effect September 1
posted July 23, 2014
The Employment Pension Plans Act (EPPA) provides more flexibility to private sector pension plans, improves their long-term stability and encourages the establishment of new plans. Read the news release and three related EPPA Updates.
President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Doug Horner has issued a statement in response to the announcement that Saskatchewan and New Brunswick have agreed to the join the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System proposed by Ottawa. Click here for the Minister's Statement.
The Government of Alberta ended its fiscal year on a positive note with a strong balance sheet after months of uncertainty from volatile oil prices and the June 2013 flooding in southern Alberta.
The province achieved a $2.5 billion operational surplus and a full fiscal plan surplus of $755 million.
- Read complete news release.
- 2013-14 Government of Alberta Annual Report web page with video and presentation
- 2013-14 Ministry Annual Reports
Record income for Alberta’s Heritage Fund
June 24, 2014
Alberta’s savings got a boost as the Heritage Fund earned $2.1 billion in 2013-14. Strong equity markets helped push the Heritage Fund to an all-time earnings record. On a percentage basis, the fund posted a 16 per cent return, the third highest since the fund was created in 1976. As of March 31, 2014, the fund was worth $17.5 billion on a fair value basis.
Latest website updates
Economic information update
November 21, 2014
Securities Act proposed changes
November 18, 2014
Proposed changes to Alberta’s Securities Act in Fall 2014 will modernize, harmonize and streamline Alberta’s laws with other jurisdictions and help Canada meet its international commitments.
Horse Racing Alberta Act proposed changes
November 18, 2014
Proposed changes to the Horse Racing Alberta Act in Fall 2014 will provide more public representation on the HRA Board and strike the right balance between public accountability and industry representation.
Labour Market Notes - November 2014
November 7, 2014
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 (November 2014), including the “Labour Insight” section: Seasons change and so does employment. These documents are available in the Economy & Statistics section.
Economic Trends - October 2014
October 31, 2014
The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (October 2014), including the “In Focus” section: Diverging global economic conditions. These documents are available in the Economy & Statistics section of this website.
Private sector pensions - Audited Financial Statements Update – Clarification of Requirements
October 30, 2014
Click here for new EPPA Update 14-04 – Audited Financial Statements, which clarifies the filing requirements regarding Audited Financial Statements.
Fuel Tax Form - Dye Stock Report
October 23, 2014
New Insurance Licence Renewal Application Form
October 21, 2014
- The Insurance Licence Renewal Application Form (FSRP0030) - for renewals of a Fraternal Society, an Insurance Company, or a Reciprocal Insurance Exchange licence - has been added to the Insurance Forms page.
Superintendent of Insurance Notice and Bulletins
October 10, 2014
The following Notices and Bulletins have been added to the Insurance Bulletins and Notices page:
- 10-2014 – Interpretation Bulletin – Adverse Contractual Actions Taken in Respect of License Status
- 09-2014 – Interpretation Bulletin – Renewed Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols Regulation (116/2014) – Auto Insurance Update – Important Changes and Reminders
- 08-2014 – Interpretation Bulletin – Renewed Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols Regulation (116/2014) – Auto Insurance Update
- 07-2014 – Notice – Clarification Regarding Spinal Injuries for the Purposes of the Renewed Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols Regulation (116/2014)