Latest news releases and bulletins

Wildfire insurance: Statement from Minister Ceci
May 23, 2018

President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci issued a statement regarding Fort McMurray wildfire insurance. Read the Minister's statement and more information.

Keeping auto insurance affordable
May 17, 2018

The Alberta government is amending the Minor Injury Regulation (MIR) to provide more clarity on which injuries, conditions and symptoms are covered. Read the news release and Superintendent of Insurance Notice 04-2018.

Wildfire insurance claim deadline extended
May 16, 2018

Two years after the devastating Wood Buffalo wildfire, government and the insurance industry continue to work together to ensure no resident is left behind. Read the news release.

Updating legislation to prepare for legal cannabis
April 9, 2018

Albertans’ health and safety will be top priority as the province looks to modernize the Gaming and Liquor Act before cannabis is legalized by the federal government. Read the news release.

Increasing accountability in public agencies
April 4, 2018

New standards for Alberta’s agencies, boards and commissions will ensure that members are acting in the best interest of Albertans and will continue the work already done to clean up waste, increase diversity and deliver greater accountability. Read the news release.

Budget 2018 – A recovery built to last
March 22, 2018

Budget 2018 focuses squarely on extending the benefits of the province’s recovery to all Albertans by continuing to diversify our economy, create jobs and protect the vital public services families depend on. Visit for more information, or view detailed budget documents.

Economic growth exceeds expectations; deficit drops
February 28, 2018

Alberta's economy is leading the country with growth in nearly all sectors. In the third quarter fiscal update, GDP growth is revised up to 4.5% and the deficit dropped by $1.4 billion. Read the news release and access the third quarter reports below:

Liquor sector creating jobs, diversifying economy
January 18, 2018

By reducing markup and creating grant programs, the Alberta government is supporting the province’s liquor industry and helping businesses grow and thrive. Read the news release.

Carbon levy keeps diversifying Alberta’s economy
January 1, 2018

As part of the government’s made-in-Alberta Climate Leadership Plan to diversify the economy, create jobs and reduce emissions, the next phase of the carbon levy comes into effect today. Read the news release.

Previous news releases

For news releases prior to 2018, please use the news search on the website.

Latest website updates

Weekly Economic Information Update
May 25, 2018

Economic analysis and key indicators related to Alberta’s economy, labour market and various sectors within the province:

Labour Market Notes - May 2018
May 11, 2018

The monthly Labour Market Notes contains timely analysis of the latest labour market data for Alberta and is released the same day as Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey.

Alberta Personal Income Tax Calculator updated for 2018
May 4, 2018

The Alberta Personal Income Tax Calculator for the 2018 tax year has been added to the website. The 2017 Tax Calculator is also still available.

Economic Trends - April 2018
May 1, 2018

In-depth analysis of recent developments in Alberta’s economy:

Alberta Activity Index to February 2018: Activity setback
April 30, 2018

The Alberta Activity Index (AAX) closely tracks economic activity using a weighted average of 9 monthly indicators.

Labour Market Notes - April 2018
April 6, 2018

The monthly Labour Market Notes contains timely analysis of the latest labour market data for Alberta and is released the same day as Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey.

Economic Trends - March 2018
March 29, 2018

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

2016 Census of Canada Highlights
March 29, 2018

The Office of Statistics and Information has released highlights on the 2016 Census of Canada release related to Labour.

Previous web updates

For previous web updates, please use the search tool on this website.


Page last updated:  May 25, 2018