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Alberta businesses, investors and workers will have easier and increased access to Canada-wide markets, including government tenders in other provinces and territories, under the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). Companies and workers from other provinces and territories have long benefited from Alberta’s open markets. The new agreement brings other Canadian... Read More »
The Alberta government is helping communities in northwestern Alberta create jobs and diversify their local economies through the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program. Communities in northwestern Alberta will benefit from $238,425 in funding through the first CARES intake. Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd made the announcement today on behalf of Economic... Read More »
The Alberta government is helping communities in southwestern Alberta create jobs and diversify their local economies through the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program. Communities in southwestern Alberta will benefit from $225,000 in funding to support local economic development projects. Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East, made the announcement today on behalf... Read More »
The province is recognizing April 2017 as Sikh Heritage Month, celebrating the contributions of Alberta’s Sikh community to Alberta’s cultural diversity. Ministers Sabir and Miranda joined by representatives of Alberta's Sikh community at McDougall Centre in Calgary. Sikhs have been making Alberta their home since the early 1900s. Many arrived in Alberta... Read More »
Communities in southeast Alberta will benefit from $370,000 in funding through the first CARES intake. Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East made the announcement today on behalf of Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous. “So much of Alberta’s economic strength and entrepreneurial drive is centered in our province’s smaller cities and towns.... Read More »
Small to medium-sized non-profit organizations looking for grant writing and funding application support, with particular focus on Alberta Canada 150 grant applications, may participate in a free upcoming workshop held on Thursday, April 6, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Jim Hume Room (#201) of the Kahanoff Centre, 105-12... Read More »
Alberta families will have a dozen new destinations for fishing this year, thanks to the recovery of several lakes and fisheries closed for decades. While many lakes have not yet opened up for anglers, April 1 marks the official beginning of Alberta’s 2017 sportfishing season. This new season also marks the... Read More »
Funding from the Alberta Land Trust Grant Program will go towards six projects throughout southern Alberta, including three large ranches. The grants protect watersheds and wildlife habitats and help keep ranchlands intact. “It’s vital that we work together to prevent fragmentation and habitat loss on Alberta’s private land. Land trust organizations... Read More »
Canada Welcomed the Highest Number of Overnight Visitors for the Month of January in Canadian History
The Tourism Snapshot provides a monthly and year-to-date update on key Destination Canada market visits to and from Canada, performance of competitors, and other tourism related statistics. Supporting statistical tables may also be viewed on our website at: Tourism in Canada Intelligence Key highlights from the January 2017 edition: ... Read More »
On Thursday, March 30, the annual Travel Alberta Industry Conference (TAIC) won the award for Best Conference at the Canadian Event Industry Awards, hosted by Canadian Special Events Magazine in Toronto. “This is a significant win for our team and the tourism industry in Alberta,” said Royce Chwin, CEO, Travel Alberta.... Read More »