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Alberta Economic Recovery & Growth: 2018 – 2019

ATB Financial's Economic Outlook Sheds Light on Future for AlbertaAccording to ATB Financial’s Alberta Economic Outlook for August 2018, the western Canadian province’s economy is expected to slowly recover and experience slight grow over the next couple years.Some important findings of the report include the fact that … [Read more...]

Alberta Wage Earnings Hold Steady as Economy Revives

Alberta Wage Earnings Gaining Some Ground As Alberta’s economy slowly recovers from the latest downturn, more and more people are finding their way back to work. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for recovery in wages. These workers may be noticing that their pay cheques aren’t as high as pre-recession levels – although … [Read more...]

Alberta Population Trends: Non-Permanent Residents & Interprovincial Migration

Less non-permanent residents in Alberta The latest economic recession which began in 2014 made many people pack up their bags and move from Alberta to another province. But it wasn’t just Canadians being lost to net out-migration interprovincially. Thousands of visitors from all over the globe decided to leave as … [Read more...]

Positive Alberta Interprovincial Net Migration is Back (Q3 2017)

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...]

A Citizen’s Watch: Alberta Economics

From Income and Employment to Commodities and Migration... Economics for Calgary, Alberta & Western Canada as a WholeReal estate values are supported by supply and demand along with consumer confidence in the shorter term and by the economic fundamentals over the long. Calgary is experiencing positive migration, job … [Read more...]

Alberta Unemployment Still a Challenge Despite GDP Growth

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...]

Is Alberta Finally Coming Out of Recession?

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

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...]