Where Investment Thrives

Where Investment Thrives

How can we help?

Invest Alberta is your one-stop government connection to doing business in Alberta. Through our extensive network of international and local contacts, our team of investment professionals provides a centralized, coordinated service to support foreign investors throughout the investment and business expansion process. Invest Alberta works closely with Alberta’s international offices to introduce companies to the benefits of investing in Alberta, and help investors develop the business relationships you need to succeed. 

Contact Invest Alberta Invest.Alberta@gov.ab.ca

Contact Alberta International Offices Alberta International Offices

Alberta is an ideal location to construct a world-scale propane based petrochemical operation. Driven by attractive feedstock and utility costs, the Heartland Petrochemical Complex is expected to be one of the lowest cost polypropylene producers in North America.

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Christian Bayle,
President and CEO
Inter Pipeline

When we were looking for locations to expand our cooking capacity in Canada we had many options, Invest Alberta provided invaluable site-selection support and access to a number of helpful business development programs to help us through this decision. We chose Alberta because of its business-friendly focus and strong agricultural roots.

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President and CEO
Champion Petfoods LP

We’ve been able find really good people to support our business. We are a growing business. With that growth we need to find good people to support us and we are looking across our global operations and it would be very difficult to rival the team we have been able to put together here in Calgary.


Surerus Murphy JV

Siemens is invested in Canada’s success, and Alberta stands out as a tremendous business partner. Our ongoing collaboration allows us to align our business strategy with the larger goals of the Province, whether that’s tackling climate change, growing the economy, or preserving a high quality of life.

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Managing Board Member
Siemens AG

The Government of Alberta and Canada have provided us with stable government systems and complete legal support.

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Chief Executive Officer
TC Scientific Inc

Information and Updates

Economic Highlights for the Week of September 2, 2019 - /articles-pages/weekly-economic-highlights/2019-09-02-weekly-economic-highlights/
In August 2019, Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.2%, an increase of 0.5% from August 2018. The national unemployment rate was 5.7% in August 2019, down 0.3% from the same period in 2018.

Major Project Updates for the Month of August 2019 - /articles-pages/major-projects-feeds/august-2019-major-projects-updates/
A monthly update of recently added, under construction, and completed projects in the Alberta Major Projects Inventory.

Oil and Gas Quarterly - /publications/oil-and-gas-quarterly/
Information on the activities occurring in the oil and gas industry, including government and industry updates and detailed project listings.

Petrochemical and Midstream Regulatory Roadmaps - /publications/downstream-and-midstream-regulatory-roadmaps/
The Regulatory Roadmaps are a planning tool to support companies in the project development stage for petrochemical and midstream facilities in Alberta.

Key Industries

Oil and Gas - /industry-profiles/oil-and-gas/
Alberta is Canada’s energy province. The province’s diverse resource portfolio includes natural gas, conventional oil, coal, minerals and the famous Alberta oil sands.

Petrochemicals - /industry-profiles/petrochemicals/
Alberta is Canada's leading oil refining and petrochemical manufacturer, shipping significant supplies to North American and international markets.

Information & Communications Technologies - /industry-profiles/ict/
Alberta's vibrant ICT sector develops products and services, including artificial intelligence, geomatics, augmented and virtual reality, and big data analytics.

Cleantech - /industry-profiles/cleantech/
Alberta’s Clean Technology sector offers untapped investment opportunities for growth and earning.

Aerospace & Defence - /industry-profiles/aerospace-defence/
Alberta’s competitive aerospace and defence sector is an important economic driver for the province.

Interactive Digital Media - /industry-profiles/interactive-digital-media/
Alberta is home to many thriving companies that produce interactive digital media products like video games, simulators, and mobile applications.

Agriculture and Agri-Food - /industry-profiles/agri-foods/
Alberta’s agriculture and agri-foods industry is foundational to the province’s strong, diversified economy.

Tourism - /industry-profiles/tourism/
With Alberta’s wealth of iconic attractions, unique events, diverse destinations, strong visitation and modern infrastructure, this is a province where investment in tourism can thrive.

Business Support Programs

Canada-Alberta Jobs Grant (CAJG) - https://www.alberta.ca/canada-alberta-job-grant.aspx
CAJG is an employer-driven training program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees.

Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program - https://albertainnovates.ca/funding-entrepreneurial-investments/export-readiness-voucher/
This micro-voucher for Alberta’s small and medium sized enterprises offsets the costs of getting an export readiness market assessment for entry into a specific country.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership - https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/
CAP is a five-year, $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial investment in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector set to begin in April 2018, and is the successor of the 2013-18 Growing Forward 2 partnership.

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit - https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/scientific-research-experimental-development-tax-incentive-program.html
SR&ED is a federal tax incentive program designed to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development in Canada.

Alberta Enterprise Corporation - http://www.alberta-enterprise.ca/
AEC invests in Alberta-focused venture capital funds that finance early stage technology start-ups in Alberta.

Alberta Innovates Micro-Voucher - https://albertainnovates.ca/funding-entrepreneurial-investments/alberta-innovation-voucher/
The Micro-Voucher funds Alberta small and medium enterprises to retain a service or product provider to assist with early start up development. (up to $10,000)

Alberta Innovates Voucher - https://albertainnovates.ca/funding-entrepreneurial-investments/alberta-innovation-voucher/
The Voucher funds Alberta small and medium enterprises to work in collaboration with up to three Service or Product Providers to advance the technology closer to commercialization. ($10,001 to $100,000)

Product Demonstration Programs (PDP) - https://albertainnovates.ca/funding-entrepreneurial-investments/product-demonstration-program/
PDP funds small and medium enterprises to work in collaboration with up to three project partners to showcase a prototype or completed technology. ($100,001 to $300,000)

Industry Commercialization Associates Program - https://albertainnovates.ca/funding-entrepreneurial-investments/industry-associates-program/
The program is designed to fund up to 80% of a salary of commercialization associates.

Dashboards and Applications

Economic Dashboard - https://economicdashboard.alberta.ca/
The Alberta Economic Dashboard compiles the Alberta economy's most important indicators for businesses in one place.

Regional Dashboard - https://RegionalDashboard.alberta.ca/
The Alberta Regional Dashboard helps answer your questions about living, working, investing and doing business in Alberta's diverse regions.

Major Projects - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca
A map-based, interactive inventory of private and public sector projects in Alberta valued $5 million or greater.