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Updated as of May 13, 2022

$5.7 Billion

2019 Expenditures (Albertans spending in Alberta)

28.4 Million

2019 Person-Visits (Albertans travelling within Alberta)

COVID-19 Situation: 

CASELOAD

A total of 25,951 new cases were recorded in April, increasing at a steady rate from the previous month.

Source: Government of Alberta on May 9, 2022

VACCINATION

As of April 18, 8.66 million vaccine doses were administered in Alberta. So far, 90.4 per cent of eligible Albertans (12 years and older) have received at least one dose, while 86.9 per cent are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Source: Government of Alberta

TRAVEL UPDATES

Pre-entry tests are not required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air, or water.

As of April 25, 2022, unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children under the age of 12 are no longer required to provide a valid pre-entry test result if they are accompanying a fully vaccinated adult.

Government of Canada, Government of Alberta; US Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE

Key Indicators Performance Comments
GDP 6.1% in 2021
5.4% in 2022
Alberta’s economy continues with the solid growth momentum amidst high uncertainty and volatility in the global economy following the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Unemployment Rate 6.5% in March Alberta’s labour market has improved, but the recovery continues to be uneven and participation lags.
Inflation 6.5% in March Businesses and consumers are facing soaring inflation.

Source: Alberta Treasury Board and Finance; Economic Trends

RESIDENT SENTIMENT

In the weekly Destination Canada COVID-19 resident sentiment survey for May 5, the following observations were available regarding Albertans’ feelings towards travel:

  • Compared to the previous week, feelings of safety to travel to communities near them slightly declined to 88 per cent.
  • Compared to the previous week, Albertans’ feelings of safety to travel to other provinces slightly declined to 77 per cent.
  • Perceived safety is lowest when thinking about travel to the U.S. (57%) and other international destinations (49%).
  • Sentiment towards visitors from communities near them, other parts of the province and other provinces has been trending upward (Question: Agree/Disagree with the following statement: “I would welcome visitors travelling to my community…”). This is likely due to the vaccine rollout and declining numbers of new COVID-19 infections across the country.
  • Sentiment towards visitors from other communities near them (81%) is highest, and other parts of Alberta (80%) is the second highest.
  • Sentiment towards visitors from other parts of Canada remained stable at 76 per cent.
  • Sentiment towards welcoming visitors from the U.S. increased to 65 per cent. It also increased for visitors from other countries to 62 per cent.