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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...]

Alberta Housing Starts (Could) Reflect Economic Improvement

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Alberta New Housing Starts May Be Sign of Something Good... New housing starts are a good indicator of consumer confidence and can be used to assess where Alberta sits in its ever-changing economic cycle. Fortunately, home builders managed to find more new projects in February of 2017 in comparison to the previous month, … [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...]

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...]

Canada Named 5th Most Prosperous Nation (2016)

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Canada is the 5th Most Prosperous Nation in the World (2016) I’ve always believed that Canada is a great place to live, not just because it is my home country, but also due to international rankings such as the Global Prosperity Index that puts us at the top and ahead of some of the world’s most established countries. Canada … [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...]

More Tourists Travelling to Alberta (Summer 2016)

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Alberta’s Popularity as a Tourist Destination is on the Rise Just recently an airline based out of Alberta reported that it had beaten its previous record for passengers flown in the month of May mainly because of new service routes that it opened up to its customers. How much have these new flights attracted tourists to … [Read more...]