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May 2, 2013

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International merchandise exports are a major driver of Alberta’s economy, accounting for more than 30% of Alberta’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In 2012, the value of Alberta’s merchandise exports rose a meager 1.7% to $94.8 billion. However, this weak growth was the result of lower commodity...


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March 28, 2013

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The number of businesses in Alberta reached record-levels in 2012, with over 154,000 now having at least one employee. While 95.4% of businesses are small businesses, growth has especially been pronounced in the number of businesses with over 500 employees, with a 5-year growth rate of 20%....


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March 13, 2013

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Capital investment has had the largest impact on Alberta’s economic growth since the mid nineties. The rapid growth in investment since 1996 as well as the large decline during the recession and subsequent resurgence can be largely attributed to strong energy prices and technological...


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February 14, 2013

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According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, employment rose 55,500 in Alberta in 2012 or by 2.7% from 2011, the highest provincial growth rate. Most of the employment gains were recorded in the Edmonton and Calgary regions. Alberta’s unemployment rate fell to a four-year low of 4.6%.


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January 29, 2013

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Using the three commonly accepted yardsticks for ranking an economy’s sectors we will examine which is Alberta’s largest manufacturing sector. There is no easy answer to the above question as all three yardsticks rank different sectors on top. Using revenues Alberta’s refineries sector ranks well...


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December 19, 2012

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Although Alberta’s economy was harder hit during the “great recession” than most other provincial economies, by 2011 Alberta’s GDP had fully recovered from the downturn. In this commentary we will show that most of Alberta’s major sectors have indeed managed to recover quite well from this...


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December 7, 2012

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Recent trends in the number of job vacancies and on-line job postings suggest that labour pressures have risen in Alberta since the end of the “great recession” and that these labour pressures are much more severe in Alberta than in the rest of Canada.


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November 20, 2012

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Surging crude oil exports provided a large boost to exports and to economic growth in 2011 and oil exports are again growing rapidly in 2012. Strong growth in oil volumes is mainly the result of very strong growth in oil sands production, and to a lesser degree because of a small recovery in...


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June 1, 2012

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Managed by Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education (EAE), the Research Capacity Program (RCP) has been an active participant in the funding of research infrastructure at Alberta universities since 2000. In that time, the program has significantly impacted the larger research community. By...


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December 1, 2009

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The 2007 Roles and Mandates Policy Framework for Alberta’s publicly funded advanced education system outlined a six-sector model for Alberta’s advanced education system. This model provides clarity on the contribution each institution makes in building Alberta's knowledge-driven future. This fact...