Latest news releases and bulletins
Tax credit would help small businesses, investors create jobs
September 29, 2016
A tax credit for investments in small Alberta businesses would support up to 4,400 new jobs over three years and contribute up to $500 million to the province’s GDP. Read the news release.
Alberta investment creates jobs, diversification and grows Heritage Fund
September 26, 2016
Alberta’s Heritage Fund investments are supporting job creation and innovation in the renewable energy and natural gas sectors as well as demonstrating Alberta is Canada’s best place to do business and to invest in business growth. Read the news release.
Access to loans ensures Alberta businesses, entrepreneurs succeed
September 23, 2016
The Alberta government’s partnership with ATB Financial furthers small business growth and economic diversification in the province. View the news release.
Public agency appointments now open to all Albertans
September 21, 2016
A new, open online recruitment process will help ensure appointments to Alberta’s agencies, boards and commissions better reflect the province’s diversity and strengths. View the news release.
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.
Latest website updates
Economic information update
October 21, 2016
Carbon Levy Administration - FAQs, Publications, Forms and TRA Email Subscription Service
October 13, 2016
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):
TRA will be posting additional information as soon as possible, after the Climate Leadership Regulation has been approved.
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.
Labour Market Notes - October 2016
October 7, 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 (October 2016), including “Labour Insight”: EI claims spike after new rules take effect. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.
Economic Trends - September 2016
October 6, 2016
The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (September 2016) and InFocus: Global growth continues to disappoint. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.
Population Report for 2nd Quarter of 2016
September 28, 2016
The Alberta Population Report for the 2nd 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.
Demographic Spotlight - Interprovincial Employees in Alberta
September 21, 2016
See the new Demographic Spotlight: A Profile of Interprovincial Employees in Alberta – 2012 Update. These documents are available on the Demographic Analysis and Reports page.
Labour Market Notes - September 2016
September 9, 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 (September 2016), including “Labour Insight”: Who’s departed the workforce during the downturn. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.
Economic Trends - August 2016
August 31, 2016
The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (August 2016) and InFocus: Impact of wildfires on Alberta economic activity. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.