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Alberta’s Young Population & Provincial Growth

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Alberta’s Young Population & Provincial Growth Alberta’s young population makes it stand out from the rest of the Canadian provinces! Why's that? Because of our younger-than-normal populace! According to 2016 census data from Statistics Canada, both Edmonton and Calgary had a lower average population age – 37.7 years and … [Read more...]

Is Alberta Finally Coming Out of Recession?

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Alberta Employment Growth Trends Suggest So... One indicator economists frequently use to determine if an economy is going into or coming out of recession is employment.What do the trends look like for adults, youths, males, females, in specific industries, genders, etc.? Without a doubt, the past few years have been tough on … [Read more...]

Alberta Leads Canadian Provinces w/ Highest Household Income

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Latest Census Data Shows Alberta Fared Well in 2015 According to the latest census data from Statistics Canada, Alberta leads all Canadian provinces when it comes to average household income, but places third when including the territories behind the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. In 2015, Alberta had a household median … [Read more...]

Manufacturing in 2016 : Alberta vs. Ontario

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Comparing Alberta to Canada's Manufacturing Powerhouse The oil and gas sector is one of Alberta’s largest industries, but there are some others – such as manufacturing – that call the western Canadian province home. As a matter of fact, this industry is a key part of Alberta’s economy. In 2016 alone, manufacturers generated … [Read more...]

July Housing Starts Suggest Demand is Steady in Alberta

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New Housing Starts Steady, Point Towards Economic Recovery Despite oil prices hovering below $50 US a barrel for quite some time, Alberta’s new home builders are staying optimistic as the demand for new homes last month remained steady. In July of 2017, there were 33,535 new housing starts in the province. This figure is … [Read more...]

Alberta’s Job Numbers Remain Unchanged in April 2017

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Is Alberta's Economy Finally Showing Signs of Improvement? There’s good news when it comes to Albertan jobs in the month of April 2017. The number of employees in the province – which has been hit hard in recent years by low energy prices – saw a loss of only 300 jobs while the unemployment rate dropped half a point to 7.9 … [Read more...]