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

Feb 12 2024

Pre-Budget Submission for the Federal Government 2024 Budget

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance90 Elgin...
Feb 05 2024

Official submission of the Business Council of Alberta in response to the Regulatory Framework for an Oil and Gas Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap

February 5, 2024 The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, P.C., M.P.Minister of Environment and Climate...
Feb 02 2024

Pre-Budget Submission for the Provincial Government 2024 Budget

January 26, 2024 The Honourable Nate Horner, M.L.A.President of Treasury Board and Minister of...
Jan 23 2024

Population growth and investment are putting gas in Alberta’s tank, even as the country sputters to a halt, says Alberta economists  

January 23, 2024  Latest economic report from the Business Council of Alberta shows that while the...
Nov 01 2023

Letter & Submission to Minister Guilbeault on the Draft Clean Electricity Regulations

BCA’s letter and submission to Minister Guilbeault on the draft Clean Electricity...
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...