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Organizations: Advanced Education Publication Type: Fact Sheet

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September 15, 2014

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Alberta’s 1.4% average annual productivity growth between 2008 and 2013 compares favourably to rates achieved in the other provinces, Canada and even international jurisdictions such as the United States.


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July 2, 2014

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Between 2003 and 2013 Alberta’s international merchandise exports rose 82% to $103.7 billion. By comparison, exports from the rest of Canada rose only 14% over the same period. Although higher prices and volumes of crude oil exports were the main driver of Alberta’s export growth, the...


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April 9, 2014

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Employment rose by 478,200 in Alberta between 2003 and 2013 or by 27.6%, by far the highest provincial growth rate. The construction sector created the largest number of new jobs over that period as a result of surging construction spending, especially in the oil sands.


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March 26, 2014

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International exports of Alberta oil and gas rose 9.9% in 2013, mainly as a result of higher natural gas prices and surging oil export volumes, especially from the oil sands. Crude oil by rail exports have surged in recent years and accounted for 5.2% of total oil export volumes in 2013.


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March 13, 2014

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Capital investment has been the largest contributor to Alberta’s economic growth since the mid nineties. In 2013, total investment grew by an estimated 8.6%, in part due to surging oil sands investment. For 2014, investment is not expected to be a major driver of economic growth as energy...


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February 24, 2014

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Alberta’s largest 10 municipalities on an employment basis accounted for 69.2% of total Alberta employment in 2011 according to recently released estimates from the National Household Survey. Employment in those 10 municipalities grew by an estimated 8.8% between 2006 and 2011 and the largest...


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January 16, 2014

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Alberta’s engineering construction sector was hard hit by the global recession, but has bounced back strongly since then as a result of the rapidly expanding oil sands sector and surging investment in electric power.


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December 11, 2013

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Over the past 25 years, the two fastest growing manufacturing sectors in Alberta are the industrial machinery and fabricated metals sectors. Their success is closely tied to Alberta’s oil and gas sector.


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November 8, 2013

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According to the Labour Force Survey, Alberta’s labour market has continued to expand strongly in 2013. Nevertheless, Alberta’s labour market has remained fairly balanced as a result of record in-migration levels.


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September 6, 2013

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Over the final two weeks of June 2013, Southern Alberta experienced extensive flooding in several communities, causing high amounts of damage. Approximately 5.1 million hours of work were lost due to the flooding over this period, resulting in $485 million of lost economic output by the private...