Our Priorities for Government

We work with policymakers in the provincial and federal governments to advocate for policies that make life better for Albertans and unleash the potential of our province. See below for our top priorities for the provincial and federal government.

Provincial Priorities
Federal Priorities

Workforce development strategy

Transform Alberta’s skills, training, and education systems for the workforce needs of the future

Mission-driven economic growth

Launch an Alberta Mission Agency to catalyze innovation

Competitive and sustainable long-term fiscal model

Reimagine the fiscal model to enable long-term Alberta competitiveness and prosperity

Enhance skills and immigration

Develop Canadians' skills and enhance economic immigration to attract the world’s brightest

Growth strategy for Canada

Resources strategy and regulatory transformation for Canada to support the needs of the world

Invest in Alberta’s low-carbon future

Use an approach of incentives or “carrots,” ensuring we are competitive with the US, including a particular focus on CCUS

Three things to know about the Council’s advocacy work this month


  • Continuing to work with the federal government on accelerating regulatory review and approvals processes
  • Engaging with Premier Smith and key Cabinet Ministers on first priorities for the newly elected government
  • Sharing Alberta’s story on Parliament Hill

Discover More

Jul 17 2023

Letter to Premier Danielle Smith on Key Priorities for Albertans and Alberta Business

The following letter was provided to Premier Danielle Smith outlining key priorities for Alberta to...
Jan 18 2023

Pre-Budget Submission for the Provincial Government 2023 Budget

The Business Council of Alberta (BCA) is pleased to provide ideas and recommendations to the Government...
Express Entry Immigration
Jan 11 2023

Enhancing Express Entry through category-based selection to better meet Canada’s evolving economic needs

Submission on immigration selection priorities for express entry to Canada.

Nov 25 2022

Letter to Premier Danielle Smith on Key Priorities for Alberta

A letter to Premier Danielle Smith outlining key priorities that Alberta’s business community...
Oct 13 2022

Pre-Budget Submission for the Federal Government 2023 Budget

We believe that, in its 2023 Budget, the federal government should prioritize policies that address...
future fit ai
Sep 08 2022

Letter of support to the Alberta Ministry of Labour and Immigration for Future-Fit AI

The Business Council of Alberta (BCA) expresses its support for the objectives of the project that...