Budget

Budget 2018 builds a diversified economy, protects vital public services and sets a path to return to balance — a recovery built to last.

Services and information

  • Overview of highlights and significant changes in this year's provincial budget.
  • Updated forecast and analysis of various economic indicators, and an update on the return to a balanced budget.
  • Projected government revenue from taxes, non-renewable resources, federal transfers, investment income and other sources.
  • Albertans provided their feedback to help shape and inform the provincial budget.
  • Detailed Alberta government budget documents, quarterly updates and economic statements, organized by fiscal year.
  • The budget explains the government's financial plans for the year, and is debated and passed in the legislature.

Fiscal and economic update

The third quarter fiscal and economic update was released on Wednesday, February 27 at 11:30 am.

Budget highlights

  • Extending the recovery to all Albertans by diversifying our economy, creating jobs and protecting services families depend on.
  • Fighting for market access, adding value to our energy products and supporting new and developing industries.
  • Making sure loved ones get the care they need, young people get the best education possible and no one is left behind.
  • Investing tax dollars where they are needed most, eliminating waste and controlling spending to return to balance by 2023-24.

Budget details

  • Updated forecast and analysis of various economic indicators, and an update on the return to a balanced budget.
  • Projected government revenue from taxes, non-renewable resources, federal transfers, investment income and other sources.
  • Detailed Alberta government budget documents, quarterly updates and economic statements, organized by fiscal year.
  • Read the speech delivered by Finance Minister Joe Ceci to introduce the provincial government's 2018 budget.
  • The budget explains the government's financial plans for the year, and is debated and passed in the legislature.
  • Albertans provided their feedback to help shape and inform the provincial budget.

Quarterly updates

Details of the government's 2018-19 third quarter fiscal and economic update, including an update on the path to balance (February 27, 2019).

News

  • Mar 01, 2019

    A first-of-its-kind pharmacy funding framework that has successfully reduced government’s health-care costs will be extended for another two years.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Alberta’s deficit will drop below budget forecasts for the second year in a row as the province stays on track to balance in 2023-24 with the country’s strongest balance sheet.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    Please join Finance Minister Joe Ceci as he hosts telephone town halls to listen to the feedback and fiscal priorities of Albertans. 

  • Dec 03, 2018

    Albertans are joining people around the world on United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities to recognize and celebrate the important contributions people with disabilities make to the province.

  • Nov 30, 2018

    As Alberta’s deficit continues to drop, new economic headwinds pose a potential challenge for the province’s recovering economy if left unchecked.