Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism

Formerly the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

Government is undergoing a transition, including ministry changes. New ministry and cabinet information can be found on the Cabinet page.

Key services

  • Research and innovation collaboration among businesses, government and universities to share resources, experts and ideas.
  • Connect with Alberta’s 12 international offices and additional regional supports to pursue your international business goals.
  • Support services for Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs and communities.
  • A one-stop government connection for foreign investors doing business in Alberta.
  • Resources are available to help community leaders, industry and business diversify and grow their regional economies.
  • Supports are available to help Alberta entrepreneurs and small businesses start, grow and succeed.
  • Keep up-to-date with industry seminars and conferences to help you learn about new tourism programs and to network with peers.
  • Tourism industry stakeholders can access research, data and statistics, or sign up for monthly industry statistics.

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Our responsibilities

Building a resilient, robust and dynamic Alberta economy. The ministry ensures outcomes are achieved by:

  • supporting businesses and private sector job creators
  • enhancing access to capital for small and medium-sized businesses
  • supporting the development and sustainability of Alberta’s tourism industry
  • coordinating and leveraging research and innovation to increase the commercialization of Alberta ideas and meet the needs of Albertans
  • facilitating export development and investment attraction from targeted international markets and marketing Alberta as a world-class tourism destination
  • enhancing Alberta's national and international presence
  • leading Alberta's negotiations on international trade agreements

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