The economy

Alberta is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, including land, energy and forest resources, which have formed the foundation of our province's thriving economy. The government has also created a positive business climate by developing a competitive tax system, encouraging investment, and empowering Alberta businesses to compete around the globe.

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Economic results

Alberta has led all provinces in economic growth during the past 20 years, with an average annual GDP growth of 3.2% per year.

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Cost of living

Low taxes, a strong economy, and a business-friendly climate make Alberta an affordable place to live and do business.

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Employment

With the third lowest unemployment rate in Canada, Alberta is a great place to find work.

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