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Is Alberta’s Economy Making a Come Back?

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Will Alberta’s Economy Make a Come Back in 2017?  When will the latest economic downturn in Alberta finally come to an end? It’s a question that many people are wondering given our province’s current state of affairs, especially for those who are looking to make a move in real estate. Unfortunately no one can tell what’s in … [Read more...]

VIDEO: 7 Cool Facts about Canada – World Economic Forum

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Seven Cool Facts on Canada by the World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum has put together a fascinating list of facts that you may or may not know about Canada. Check them out! Also see these Canada Facts and Infographics: A Visual Learning Experience today #1 - Canada is the world’s most educated country, with … [Read more...]

Calgary and Edmonton are Canada’s Fastest Growing Cities

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Calgary Still the Fastest Growing City Nationwide You’ve probably heard many things about Alberta’s population on the news and online in recent months, especially considering the province’s current economic climate. Are people leaving or are they going? This question interests many in Alberta because immigration has helped … [Read more...]

Alberta Housing Starts Show Positive Signs at End of 2016

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Positive Outlook for Alberta New Home Starts to End 2016 New housing starts are a great indicator of Alberta’s economic health as it gauges both consumer confidence and potential future retail spending on things such as home décor, appliances and furniture. According to ATB Financial’s The Owl, December saw the third highest … [Read more...]

Calgary Ranks 4th for Highest Average Household Income in Canada

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Latest Economic Downturn Takes a Hit on Calgary's Average Household Income Back in 2010, Avenue Magazine’s May edition reported that there were 215.8 millionaires in Calgary for every 100,000 people. At the time, this was the highest concentration in Canada. Toronto came in a distant second at 97.7 millionaires per 100,000 … [Read more...]

Alberta Restaurant & Bar Receipts Remain High (Fall 2016)

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Alberta Restaurant & Bar Tabs Keep Up Despite Economy How are restaurant and bars doing considering the current economic recession in Alberta? You’d think that the food and drink industry would be hit like several other sectors of the economy, right? Well, guess again! Albertans are still spending at restaurants and bars … [Read more...]

Alberta Post-Secondary Education: Does it Pay Off?

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Does Post-Secondary Education Help You Get a Job in Alberta? Does getting a post-secondary education pay off when it comes to finding a job? It may cost you tens of thousands of dollars to put yourself through a post-secondary program in Alberta, but according to the according to ATB Financial’s The Owl, it is well worth … [Read more...]

Alberta Home Renovation Spending is High

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More Albertans are Choosing to Renovate... Instead of Buy Alberta’s residential housing markets are for the most part on a downward slide when it comes to benchmark prices and new housing starts. But where there is a lack of interest to buy real estate from many Albertans, an enthusiasm for home renovations have taken stead, … [Read more...]

Alberta’s Best Customer: Guess Who?

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The United States is our Top Export Buyer - of Course! Our friendly neighbours down south are by far the best customer that Alberta has when it comes to trade exports. The Americans bought a whopping $80.5 billion worth of goods from our province in 2015 representing a good chunk of all of Alberta’s international exports – at … [Read more...]

Despite Economy, Alberta Restaurant & Bar Spending Stable

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Restaurant & Bar Receipts Remain Stable Compared to Last Year There’s one economic indicator tied to personal consumption that is doing quite alright while others, such as new vehicle purchases, retail sales and housing starts, are slumping during Alberta’s current downturn - that is no other than restaurant and bar … [Read more...]