The Edmonton Region

Why invest in the Edmonton region?

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Welcome to one of Canada’s largest metro regions

The Edmonton region is perfectly positioned in one of the most business friendly places in North America.

Our biggest strength is our people. With a population of 1.5 million and eight post-secondary institutions with more than 130,000 students, we have a young and diverse talent pool with expertise in engineering, health and life sciences, agriculture, artificial intelligence, and more.

We are the fastest growing region in Canada, with more than double the national average in export growth, generating $110.85 billion in GDP.

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Get to know us

We’re an opportunity-rich region

We’ve taken a data driven approach to determine where there are opportunities globally, where the Edmonton region has unique assets and advantages, and where we can compete to win investment.

Key sectors

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Low cost of doing business

It costs less to operate a business in the Edmonton region. Alberta has the lowest combined corporate tax rate in Canada and one of the lowest in North America. In Edmonton, office space is more affordable and talent costs are 30% less than other major Canadian centres.


Diversity and culture

The Edmonton region is diverse and inclusive, with exciting arts and culture scenes and endless community options to build your future.

Learn more about our culture

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Quality of life

Ranked the most affordable city in Canada and fourth globally, our people enjoy some of the highest quality of life in the world. It’s no wonder they don’t want to leave.

Learn more about quality of life