Economic commentaries

Alberta's Engineering Sector

January 29, 2018


Alberta’s engineering sector is the largest in the country. However, its success is closely tied to Alberta’s oil and gas sector and that sector’s 2015/2016 downturn has also led to falling revenues in the engineering sector.

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Jan Reurink
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Alberta Economic Development and Trade

Economic Trends by Alberta Treasury Board and Finance

The pace of economic growth has started to moderate

September 2017


While the province continues to recover from the recession, the pace of growth has started to moderate. Job gains have stalled after making significant headway in the first half of the year, but retail sales and residential construction continue to improve. Activity in conventional oil and gas remains solid; however, lower oil prices and production outages earlier in the spring are weighing on the value of goods exports and manufacturing shipments. This month’s InFocus looks at Alberta’s interprovincial trade flows using the latest available data from 2013.

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