Calgary: Be Part of the Energy

Key Advantages

  • The overall Job demand is expected to grow to over 90,000 new jobs in the next five years
  • Highest personal income in Canada and lowest tax rates in Canada
  • Calgary produces the highest returns for commercial real estate investment (Compare to 60 cities, Investment Property Databank, 2013)
  • Calgary ranked 22 out of 83 cities in the GFCI (Global Financial Centres Index 15, March 2014)
  • Lowest unemployment rate and 2nd fastest growing labour force and over the past 10 years
  • Thriving business environment for many sectors, including manufacturing companies and high tech start-ups
  • City with the two largest urban parks in Canada

Key Sectors


1,406,721 (CMA)

Major city in the
province of Alberta

Energy (oil & gas, electricity, coal, alternatives) - 
The majority of Canadian oil and gas production companies, pipeline operators, oilfield service, drilling companies and energy related engineering and consulting firms are located there. Many of the world’s largest international oil and gas companies have established a significant presence, driving more than $75 billion energy related projects in the province. MORE...


Financial Services Sector - 

The Calgary is a global financial centre, accounting for more than 12% of the global M&A deal volume in Canada (Bloomberg, Calgary Economic Development analysis, 2007-2012). 18 of the top 20 investment banks in the world has a presence in Calgary. MORE....


Technology/Innovation - 
Calgary has the highest percentage of post-secondary educated citizens in Canada, as well as the largest concentration of entrepreneurs and the largest number of technology start-ups per capita in Canada. Calgary’s 85% broadband Internet connectivity and use counts as the highest in Canada. MORE....


Transportation & Logistics- 
The Calgary Region is a distribution hub for Western Canada. Calgary lies at the crossroads of two North American major highway systems: the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway #1), which extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific; and the CANAMEX Corridor, which extends from Alaska to Mexico.  MORE....


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the complete City Profile of Calgary (2015)


For more information, please contact: 

Calgary Economic Development

Phone: 403-221-7831
Toll-free: 1-888-222-5855
Fax: 403-221-7828
City of Calgary website: 

731 1st Street SE - Calgary, Alberta
T2G 2G9 - Canada