Latest news releases and bulletins

Deficit drops, economic recovery on track
August 31, 2018

Alberta’s 2018-19 deficit is projected to fall by $1 billion as the economy continues to recover. Read the news release and see the links below:

Minister Ceci statement on public sector bargaining
August 16, 2018

Joe Ceci, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, released a statement about the tentative agreement reached with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), covering members who work in the public service. Read the Minister's statement.

Deficit down, jobs up in 2017
June 28, 2018

Alberta’s economy continued to grow over the last year as jobs returned to the province and government steadily brought down the deficit. See the links below:

Sling suds earlier in the day during Stampede
June 20, 2018

It’s never too early to sling and sip suds during the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. That’s why the Alberta government, along with the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission, has extended liquor service hours during the 2018 Calgary Stampede. Read the news release.

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 budget.alberta.ca for more information, or view detailed budget documents.

 

Previous news releases

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

Latest website updates

Weekly Economic Information Update
September 14, 2018

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

Labour Market Notes - September 2018
September 7, 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 Activity Index to June 2018:
Partial reversal
September 4, 2018

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

Economic Trends - August 2018
August 31, 2018

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

Labour Market Notes - August 2018
August 10, 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 - July 2018
August 2, 2018

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

Provincial Electoral Division update
July 11, 2018

Please visit the Social and community statistics page for Provincial Electoral Division Profiles, Maps and Data, based on 2016 Census data and boundaries that will be in effect for the 2019 Provincial General Election.

Labour Market Notes - July 2018
July 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 - June 2018
June 29, 2018

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

Alberta Population Report for
1st Quarter of 2018

June 14, 2018

The Alberta Population Report for the 1st Quarter of 2018 has been released and is available on the Population Statistics page. Updated data tables are also available: Alberta Components of Growth by Quarter and Alberta Quarterly Population Estimates.

Previous web updates

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

Page last updated:  September 14, 2018