Latest news releases and bulletins

Government reins in agency CEO pay and benefits
February 24, 2017

The Alberta government is cutting salaries and eliminating bonuses for the highest paid top executives of agencies, boards and commissions. Read the news release.

Signs of economic recovery continue, deficit steady
February 23, 2017

Alberta’s economy is turning a corner and showing early signs of recovery, including higher exports, drilling activity and employment. See the 2016-17 Third Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement.

Premier and Finance minister reach out to Albertans about Budget 2017
January 27, 2017

Albertans joined Premier Rachel Notley and Finance Minister Joe Ceci in a conversation about the province’s budget during telephone town halls (read the news release). The submission period has now closed. Stay tuned for more information on Budget 2017.

New tax credits connect Alberta business with investors
January 12, 2017

The New Year brings new opportunities to invest in Alberta businesses as intake opens for two new tax credits to create jobs and diversify the economy. Read the news release.

Albertans see benefits of carbon levy rebates (includes online calculator)
January 10, 2017

Over a million Albertans have seen money appear in their bank accounts as carbon rebates have started rolling out across the province. Read the news release, and access the online calculator to estimate the cost of the carbon levy for your household and the rebate you may receive.

Albertans asked for input into Budget 2017 - posted January 9, 2017

Albertans were invited to share their ideas and priorities on Budget 2017 (read the news release). The submission period has now closed. Stay tuned for more information on Budget 2017.

Carbon levy rebates benefit millions of Albertans
January 5, 2017

Alberta families began receiving rebates today, helping them adjust to the new carbon levy and reduce their carbon footprint. Read the news release.

Carbon levy supports diverse, green economy and jobs
December 31, 2016

Alberta’s carbon levy comes into effect January 1, 2017, as part of government’s plan to transition the province to a greener, more diversified economy. Read the news release.

Tax cut benefits small businesses, supports jobs
December 29, 2016

Small business owners will save an estimated $185 million in 2017 as part of Alberta’s plan to transition the province to a greener, more diversified economy. Read the news release.

Tax credits to launch in the New Year
December 15, 2016

Bill 30, the Investing in a Diversified Alberta Economy Act, received royal assent on December 9, establishing two tax credits that will propel diversification and job creation provincewide. Read the news release.

Modernized governance strengthens Alberta’s credit unions
December 14, 2016

Bill 32, the Credit Union Amendment Act, to expand services credit unions can offer and to enhance governance, received Royal Assent on December 14. Read the news release about this legislation (November 23, 2016).

 

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Latest website updates

Economic Trends - February 2017
February 27, 2017

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (February 2017). This month's Economic Trends is taken from the 2016-17 Third Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement, released on February 23, 2017. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Economic information update
February 24, 2017

The Economy & Statistics section of this website includes the weekly Economic Review and Alberta Economy - Indicators at a Glance, as well as monthly, quarterly and annual publications.

Carbon Levy Administration - Publications, Forms, FAQs and
TRA Email Subscription Service

February 24, 2017

The following content is available from Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA). Additional content will be added as it becomes available.

Please sign up for TRA’s email subscription service at http://tra.alberta.ca/subscribe.html. By subscribing, you will receive email updates whenever new information related to the administration of the carbon levy program is published.

Labour Market Notes - February 2017
February 13, 2017

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. See Labour Market Notes (February 2017), including “Labour Insight”: Employment trends in 2016. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.

2016 Census of Canada Highlights
February 9, 2017

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

Economic Trends - January 2017
February 2, 2017

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. Click here for Economic Trends (January 2017). These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Labour Market Notes - January 2017
January 6, 2017

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. See Labour Market Notes (January 2017), including “Labour Insight”: Growth in Alberta’s working age population slows. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.

Pensions Update: Changes Reflecting the 2017 YMPE (Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings)
January 1, 2017

A number of documents on this website have been updated to reflect the 2017 YMPE (Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings) of $55,300. Click here for the updates.

Alberta Population Report for 3rd Quarter of 2016
December 15, 2016

The Alberta Population Report for the 3rd Quarter of 2016 has been released and is available on the Population Estimates page. The Alberta Components of Growth by Quarter Data Tables (from 1971-72 on) file has also been updated.

Labour Market Notes - December 2016
December 2, 2016

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. See Labour Market Notes (December 2016), including “Labour Insight”: Unemployment rate elevated in Calgary. These documents are in the Economy & Statistics section.

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