Laws and regulations
Alberta welcomes foreign investment. There are few restrictions on investments by non-Canadians. The Canadian government reviews foreign investments to assess the size and type of investment and evaluates the net benefit to Canada.
To guide their investment decisions, foreign investors should consider the relevant federal and provincial policy and legislation that govern business and investment in Alberta.
Foreign investors who want to establish a business activity in Canada need to be aware of the competition policy.
Energy sector regulations
Businesses who want to invest in Alberta's energy sector are subject to federal and provincial regulations.
Businesses must be aware of both provincial and federal environmental regulations when operating in Alberta.
Federal statutes regulate patents, trademarks, copyright and moral rights, industrial designs, topography rights and plant breeders' rights.
The review of foreign investment into Canada is governed by the Investment Canada Act.
Canada has both provincial and federal privacy legislation.
Product standards and labelling
Most pre-packaged goods sold in Canada must follow certain packaging and labelling requirements.
Browse the latest presentations, reports, and reviews on Alberta’s economic performance.
Employment and labour relations
Find out about the employment-related legislation in every province.
Date Updated: Mon, 07 May 2012 03:09:16