The Edmonton Metropolitan Region is often associated with the cold — and there’s some truth to that. After all, we did set the Guinness record for the World’s Largest Snowball fight. Our winters are marked by chilly nights and bright sunny days. The culture of this region is warm and embracing. It’s buzzing and energized by the people who work here and call it home.
The region’s high quality of life is beneficial to both businesses and talent alike. Businesses are able to attract and retain the talent they need and employees locating to the Edmonton region enjoy the vibrant community, rich culture, and high quality of life.
The region is home to more than 1.3 million people who help form a unique and vibrant community. There is strength in our differences and this diversity keeps fresh ideas and perspectives coming.
The region’s population consists of 23% of first generation immigrants.
The region provides ample educational opportunities ranging from doctorates at the world-renowned UAlberta to trade certificates at NAIT.
The labor workforce is 46.6% female and 53.4% male.
26.1% of the population are immigrant language speakers
With a notably high and growing average income, citizens here are well compensated for their hard work.
High incomes paired with low costs of living help make our region attractive to young families and growing businesses. Some of the advantages of living here are:
The region has it all: art, culture, fine food, nature, and family fun. In the region, you can:
The Edmonton Metropolitan Region has some of the best post secondary opportunities in the world. Its 7 universities and colleges include the University of Alberta ―one of the world’s top 100 universities ― and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)― the largest technology and apprenticeship trainer in Canada.
Innovation is a driving force in the region. With an extensive startup support network and many research and development institutions, the sky’s the limit on what you can achieve here.