Increasing access to capital
Alberta has made it easier to become an accredited investor. In 2020, the Alberta Security Commission announced measures to expand self-certified investors’ eligibility based on knowledge and experience. This pilot project will significantly expand access to capital, especially for tech ventures, within the province.
Government incentives and programs
There are numerous support programs and funding available to help set up and grow your business. Check out the Investment Incentive Directory for more details.
Less red tape
Alberta is committed to reducing red tape by one-third by 2023
Stable political system
Canada scores in the top 30 of the World Bank’s Political Stability Index (2019)
Safe place for your money
Six major Canadian banks ranked among the 10 safest in North America by the Global Finance Magazine (2020)
Alberta has the highest economic freedom in Canada as ranked by the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom Index (2020)
Canada was the first G20 country to offer tariff-free zones for industrial manufacturers
Highest annual GDP growth in Canada (1999-2018)
Investment per capita almost double the Canadian average
Source: Statistics Canada Table 34-10-0035-01