December 9, 2021

Alberta’s Economy: An Overview & Sector Snapshots

What does a good life in Alberta look like in the next decade?

We’ve embarked on a journey to explore how we as businesses, Albertans, and policymakers purposefully co-create a good and prosperous life for everyone through a competitive, inclusive, and sustainable economy by the next decade.

In these reports, we look at a wide variety of indicators to provide a high-level, but comprehensive overview of what Alberta’s economy comprises and how well we are performing. Below, you can explore an overview of Alberta’s economy as well as fast snapshots of some of the sectors in Alberta.

Explore by Focus Area

Alberta’s Ranking | Economic Growth | Major Industries | Labour Force | Trade & Export | Investment & Growth | Poverty & Inequality | Consumers & Households | Population & Demographics

Sector Snapshots

These snapshots provide a quick dashboard of key indicators—from GDP to employment—of some of the sectors in the province. Each snapshot also provides a SWOT analysis summarizing each sector’s strengths and weaknesses as well as the opportunities and challenges facing it.

Agri-Food Production & Processing | Construction | Financial Services | Manufacturing | Oil, Gas & Mining | Technology | Tourism | Transportation & Logistics


As we look to define our future, we need to know where we stand today. This chapter orients us in the right direction as we build our future by providing an overview of where Alberta stands today, from our labour force and industrial make up to our poverty and population profiles.


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