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Success Stories

Siemens AG

"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."

LISA DAVIS,
Managing Board Member,
Siemens AG

Champion Petfoods LP

"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."

FRANK BURDZY,
President and CEO,
Champion Petfoods LP

TC Scientific Inc.

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

JOHN J. YAO,
Chief Executive Officer,
TC Scientific Inc.

Surerus Murphy JV

"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."

MICHAEL FITZPATRICK,
President,
Surerus Murphy JV

Economic Highlights Report


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 petrochemical manufacturing province, home to four major ethylene plants producing 8.6 billion pounds annually.

Renewable Energy - /industry-profiles/renewable-energy/
Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan has provided the momentum to push this sector to new heights as the province moves toward renewable energy from sources like wind, solar power, hydro-electric, biomass and geothermal.

Cleantech - /industry-profiles/cleantech/
Alberta’s clean technology sector is foundational to the provincial economy, generating world-class capabilities and long-term jobs, as well as promoting responsible and sustainable industrial development and environmental protection.

Agri-Foods - /industry-profiles/agri-foods/
Alberta’s agri-food products are made to meet high standards and have an international reputation for quality.

Tourism - /industry-profiles/tourism/
With the Rocky Mountains, the Canadian Badlands, and five UNESCO world heritage sites, there is much to explore in the province.

Business Support Programs

Alberta Investor Tax Credit (AITC) - https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-investor-tax-credit.aspx
AITC is a tax credit for investor to encourage investment in non-traditional sectors.

Capital Investment Tax Credit (CITC) - https://www.alberta.ca/capital-investment-tax-credit.aspx
CITC is a tax credit to encourage manufacturing, processing and tourism infrastructure companies to make capital investment in Alberta.

Canada-Alberta Jobs Grant (CAJG) - http://www.albertacanada.com/opportunity/employers/jobgrant.aspx
CAJG is an employer-driven training program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees.

Alberta Export Support Fund - https://www.alberta.ca/export-support-fund.aspx
The Export Support Fund reimburses up to 50% of costs on approved export activities for Alberta’s small and medium sized enterprises.

Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program - http://fund.albertainnovates.ca/Fund/CommercializationServices/IndustryFundingFormsandGuidelines.aspx
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.

Growing Forward 2 - http://www.growingforward.alberta.ca/AboutGrowingForward/index.htm?contentId=CDF_ABT_GF2&useSecondary=true
A $3 billion dollar government investment focused on innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada’s agri-food and agriculture sectors.

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit - http://www.finance.alberta.ca/publications/tax_rebates/corporate/sred1.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 - http://fund.albertainnovates.ca/Fund/CommercializationServices/IndustryFundingFormsandGuidelines.aspx
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 - http://fund.albertainnovates.ca/Fund/CommercializationServices/IndustryFundingFormsandGuidelines.aspx
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) - http://fund.albertainnovates.ca/Fund/CommercializationServices/IndustryFundingFormsandGuidelines.aspx
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 - http://fund.albertainnovates.ca/Fund/CommercializationServices/IndustryFundingFormsandGuidelines.aspx
The program is designed to fund up to 80% of a salary of commercialization associates.

Alberta International Offices

For an outline of the services provided by Alberta’s international offices, please refer to the Alberta International Office Client Service Charter.
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Alberta International Offices

For an outline of the services provided by Alberta’s international offices, please refer to the Alberta International Office Client Service Charter.
Please scroll across the map to view all the international offices.
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About Invest Alberta

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Invest Alberta is your one-stop government connection to doing business in Alberta.

Alberta provides a business climate second to none and our team of investment professionals will partner with you to work across government, providing a centralized, coordinated service to support you in all areas of your investment project including:

  • Starting a business in Alberta
  • Navigating Alberta’s regulatory environment
  • Accessing business programs
  • Providing guidance to capital access opportunities
  • Analyzing and helping meet your labour requirements
  • Working with municipal partners on site-specific opportunities
  • Providing state-of-the-art industry data and analysis
  • Helping you maximize the value of Alberta’s world-class infrastructure

The Invest Alberta team is ready to provide the advice, information, contacts and assistance required to support you throughout your investment decision, from your initial consideration to your decision to invest and beyond.

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