The Alberta Jobs Plan is creating jobs and getting Albertans back on their feet.
By working together with Alberta business leaders, workers and economic experts, we're creating a more resilient and more diversified economy for the future.
Investing in infrastructureThe government is investing to help build the roads, transit, schools and other facilities needed to support the economy and create jobs.
Diversifying the economyDiversifying Alberta’s economy isn’t just about finding new opportunities, it's also about adding value to what we’re already successful in.
Supporting small businessesSmall and medium-sized businesses are essential to Alberta’s economy.
Supporting families and communitiesNew and enhanced supports to protect vulnerable Albertans in a difficult economy.
Encouraging investment and market diversificationEnhancing investment and helping businesses get their products to new markets.
Strengthening education and trainingGood jobs begin with a good education.
About the jobs plan
The programs implemented through the Alberta Jobs Plan are moving Alberta forward by supporting infrastructure investment, economic diversification and business growth.
Newest business supports
A number of new programs and services for businesses have been developed as part of the Alberta Jobs Plan.
- Small business incubators
- Alberta Investor Tax Credit (AITC)
- Capital Investment Tax Credit (CITC)
- Alberta Export Expansion Package
- ATB Financial small business loans
- Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC) venture capital
- Alberta Innovates small business vouchers
- Community and Regional Economic Support
- Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP)
- Self-Employment Training Program
- Canada Alberta Jobs Grant (CAJG)
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The following business support information is available for downloading and printing:
Apr 24, 2017
The province is helping the Leduc region create jobs and diversify its economy through the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program.
Mar 08, 2017
The Alberta government is helping Alberta’s women entrepreneurs expand and grow their businesses through the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program.
Feb 23, 2017
Grande Prairie is the second location to receive business incubator funding under the Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator Program.
Jan 20, 2017
Infrastructure funding will help Red Deer College students access new training opportunities in the alternative energy sector.
Jan 12, 2017
The New Year brings new opportunities to invest in Alberta businesses as intake opens for two new tax credits to create jobs and diversify the economy.
Jan 11, 2017
More than 80 Alberta companies are expanding their global export opportunities thanks to the Alberta Export Expansion Package’s programs.
Dec 29, 2016
Small business owners will save an estimated $185 million in 2017 as part of Alberta’s plan to transition the province to a greener, more diversified economy.
Dec 05, 2016
Two new petrochemical projects approved by the provincial government will add jobs, diversify the energy industry and create lasting benefits for Alberta’s economy.
Nov 14, 2016
Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous will lead a mission to Japan and China from November 15 to 27 to help diversify markets and build on relationships forged during his mission in March.
Nov 10, 2016
New collaboration with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will promote more opportunities for Alberta businesses to sell to Asia and other markets.