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Organizations: Advanced Education

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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...


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August 28, 2013

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The two fastest growing manufacturing sectors in Alberta during the past five years have been fabricated metals and machinery. Their strong expansion is the result of their links to the oil and gas sector, especially in Alberta but also in export markets.


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August 14, 2013

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Alberta’s wood products sector suffered severe revenue losses during the U.S. housing crisis and the ensuing global recession. However, this sector has staged a remarkable recovery since 2009, which was mostly the result of strong demand in Canada rather than in the U.S.


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June 24, 2013

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Alberta had the highest labour productivity level of any province in 2012, and productivity growth averaged 0.8% per year between 2007 and 2012, double the Canadian increase of 0.4% per year.


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June 10, 2013

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After leading all provinces in economic growth in 2011, Alberta again led in 2012 as Alberta’s real gross domestic product rose an estimated 3.9%. In 2012, much of Alberta’s strong economic performance was either directly or indirectly tied to its large and expanding oil and gas sector.


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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...