Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta, the wealthiest province in Canada, and one of the youngest, fastest-growing cities in the country with 1.2 million people in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. →
A strong economy; a talented workforce of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs; collaboration between people, businesses, governments and institutions; and infrastructure in the form of globally recognized
post-secondary institutions, state of the art training centres and award winning incubators all support your expectation of high return on investment in Edmonton.
Our economy is growing at more than double the Canadian Average.
In 2014, Edmonton’s Gross Domestic Product grew an estimated 5.4%, compared to 2.4% for Canada overall and faster than those of Calgary (4.4%), Vancouver (3.7%), Toronto (1.7%), Montreal (2.2%) and Ottawa (0.6%).
One of the most cost-competitive places to do business in North America.
As of 2014, Edmonton was ranked by KPMG as having the lowest business costs among North American cities with population between 1 and 2 million.
A designated Foreign Trade Zone and a strategic transportation hub.
Edmonton is the key transportation and supply chain hub for the energy, manufacturing and industrial sectors in Western Canada, and its FTZ designation is already attracting new business and foreign investment.
One of the most entrepreneurial cities in Canada.
In 2014 the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses ranked the Edmonton Metro Region 2nd overall as a hub for entrepreneurial activity in the country and 1st overall in entrepreneurial policy.
180,000+ students attend six globally recognized post-secondary institutions.
The University of Alberta, with $500 million in external research funds, ranks as one of the world’s top 100 universities and ranks among the top 5% of more than 400 engineering schools in North America.