Latest news releases

Opening new markets means jobs and economic growth
April 14, 2014

Work continues to bolster Alberta’s access to priority markets to create jobs for Albertans, new opportunities for businesses and grow the province’s economy.

Horner promotes Alberta opportunities to Boston and New York investors
April 2, 2014

Doug Horner, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, is travelling to Boston and New York City to discuss Budget 2014 and open doors for trade and investment in Alberta. Read the news release.

Budget 2014 supports small businesses, keeps taxes low
March 19, 2014

Small businesses are important to Alberta’s strong economy and are supported by a number of programs and services as well as a low-tax environment.

Alberta balances budget, focuses on Albertans' priorities in Budget 2014
March 6, 2014

Budget 2014 delivers a fully balanced budget focused on core areas that support families and communities - health, education and supports for the vulnerable - while continuing to build Alberta. See the news releases:

Putting Alberta’s growing savings to work for our future
March 4, 2014

Bill 1 creates the largest social innovation endowment in Canada, supports agriculture innovation and apprentices, and saves for future strategic opportunities. 

The Alberta government is creating two new endowments to provide funding for social and agricultural innovation and enhancing the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund to support Alberta’s apprentices. Bill 1 also establishes the Alberta Future Fund, which will provide the government with the financial resources to take full advantage of new opportunities in the future. Read the news release.

Alberta government achieves third quarter surplus
February 26, 2014

Improved revenues and responsible spending continue to push operating results into the black as Alberta addresses population growth and flood challenges.

Alberta puts forward long-term pension solution
February 24, 2014

President of Treasury Board and Finance Minister Doug Horner issued the following statement on reform of Alberta’s public sector pension plans, which face unfunded liabilities totaling $7.4 billion. Read the complete statement.

Click here to visit the Pension Sustainability website for the latest information, including the case for pension reform and Myths and Facts about Public Sector Pensions.

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Latest website updates

Public sector pension legislation
April 17, 2014

Economic information update
April 17, 2014

The Economy & Statistics section of this website includes the weekly Economic Review and Alberta Economy - Indicators at a Glance, as well as monthly, quarterly and annual publications.

Labour Market Notes - April 2014
April 4, 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 (April 2014), including the “Labour Insight” section: Job tenure in Alberta. These documents are available in the Economy & Statistics section.

Alberta Personal Income Tax Calculator updated for 2013 and 2014 tax years
April 3, 2014

The Alberta Personal Income Tax Calculator has been updated for the 2013 and 2014 tax years.

Economic Trends - March 2014
March 31, 2014

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (March 2014), including the “In Focus” section: Surging oil production lifts Alberta’s economy. These documents are available in the Economy & Statistics section of this website.

Pension Sustainability website addition
March 28, 2014

Corporate Income Tax Return guide updated
March 27, 2014

The 2014 Guide to the Completion of the Alberta Corporate Income Tax Return (AT1 Guide), Part 1 has been updated on page five by the removal of one of the criteria for eligibility to file a return electronically. The criterion that only corporations not required to include any of Alberta schedules 12 to 18, 20 and 21 can file electronically has been removed.

IFTA Fuel Tax Rate Chart for 1st Quarter of 2014
March 24, 2014

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Tax Rate Chart for the 1st Quarter of 2014 is now available on the IFTA Forms page.

Insurance Companies Lists updated
March 20, 2014

The Insurance Companies Lists page now contains the following lists in pdf format:

Corporate Income Tax forms updated
March 20, 2014

The following forms have been updated and are available on the Corporate Tax forms page:

Pension Sustainability website addition
March 19, 2014

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