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History of Calgary: Who Was Patrick Burns?

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Who Was Patrick Burns? One of Alberta's Best... Who was Patrick (Pat) Burns? Many Albertans know this instrumental figure in the history of Calgary as one of the Big Four, a man whose influence on the city is everlasting and name adorns an inner city junior high school as recognition of that fact. Patrick Burns has a … [Read more...]

In-Migration from British Columbia & Saskatchewan to Alberta (1977 to 2017)

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Migration to Alberta from BC and Saskatchewan? The feuds that have occurred as of late between British Columbia and its two eastern neighbours – Alberta and Saskatchewan – have been the centre of attention of media across the country. First it was the opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, then came the wine … [Read more...]

History of Calgary: Who Was Guy Weadick?

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Who Was Guy Weadick? A City Kid Turned Cowboy... Who created the Calgary Stampede? Did a bunch of cowboys way back when get together one day and decide to create what would become one of the greatest and most visited outdoor rodeos in the world? If you would call an American city kid turned ranching entrepreneur and a … [Read more...]

Positive Alberta Interprovincial Net Migration is Back (Q3 2017)

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Interprovincial Migration, Indicative of Recovery? Perhaps one of the most convincing indicators the economy is on the upswing is that net interprovincial migration to Alberta is now once again in the green! Also see Alberta: Canada's Population Powerhouse. According to the latest reports released by Statistics Canada, … [Read more...]

Alberta Unemployment Still a Challenge Despite GDP Growth

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Industry Growth Overshadowed by Unemployment Rate Heading into 2018 According to the latest indicators and reports, Alberta’s economy is finally reversing its downward slide that it’s been on over the past few years. The province’s agriculture, oil and gas, food processing, manufacturing and retail industries are all … [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...]

Calgary Metropolitan Population Growth: By the Numbers (2016)

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Recent CMA Population Growth Statistics You would have thought that Calgary’s population would have dropped given the province’s economic climate over the past few years. Nope! The Calgary metropolitan census area (CMA) has managed to continue its spurt of population growth through to the end of 2016 with further growth … [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...]

Alberta Full-time Job Numbers Showing Positive Signs

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Full-time and part-time job ratio showing good signs for Alberta Could it be that full-time jobs in Alberta are making a come back? Not only in recent years has the provinces full-time job market taken a huge hit that many economists associated with low energy prices, but the quality of available jobs also diminished as … [Read more...]