Bondholder information

The Province's borrowing programs are managed by the Treasury and Risk Management (TRM) Division of Treasury Board and Finance.

Alberta’s borrowing programs

The Province has several borrowing programs through the issuance of bonds and promissory notes in the domestic and international capital markets. TRM handles the Province’s cash management and use of financial derivatives to manage risks for:

  • the province
  • provincial corporations that have given authority to TRM to perform transactions on their behalf

The programs the Province has in place are:

  • Domestic Medium Term Note
  • Australian Medium Term Note
  • Global Bond (SEC Registered)
  • Global Medium Term Note (144a Regulation S)
  • Domestic Promissory Note

Having programs in different markets provides the Province with diverse sources of funding and ongoing access to domestic and international markets. Issuances are done in a variety of sizes, major currencies and maturities through syndicated public bond offerings and private placements.

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Alberta’s financing requirements

Table 1. Term debt financing requirements

Budget 2018 financing requirements
(CAD millions)
2018-19
Estimate
2019-20
Forecast
2020-21
Forecast
Term debt financing requirements $15,400 $17,600 $17,500

Table 2. Total financing requirements for 2018-19: term debt and short-term debt
2018-19 financing requirements
(CAD millions)
2018-19
Estimate
Direct borrowing $11,310
Cash reserve and Working Capital $6,000
Borrowing for Orphan Well Association $145
Borrowing for provincial corporations:  
  Alberta Capital Finance Authority $3,760
  ATB Financial $3,000
  Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission $675
  Agriculture Financial Services Corporation $406
  Balancing Pool $810
Total financing requirements $26,106
Forecast borrowing includes new requirements and maturing debt, both money market and long-term debt.

Table 3. Medium-term financing requirements: term debt and short-term debt
Budget 2018 medium-term financing requirements
(CAD millions)
2018-19
Estimate
2020-21
Forecast
Direct borrowing $15,756 $14,216
Cash reserve and Working Capital $6,000 $6,000
Borrowing for Orphan Well Association $188 $175
Borrowing for provincial corporations:    
  Alberta Capital Finance Authority $2,975 $4,572
  ATB Financial $1,700 $1,650
  Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission $590 $500
  Agriculture Financial Services Corporation $463 $413
  Balancing Pool $1,010 $1,210
Total financing requirements $26,682 $28,736
Forecast borrowing includes new requirements and maturing debt, both money market and long-term debt.

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The Province currently receives credit ratings from:

These firms provide an independent assessment of the credit worthiness of the Province of Alberta, typically providing a credit rating for the short-term debt, long-term debt, and a ratings outlook or trend.

Province of Alberta current credit ratings

Table 4. Credit ratings

Province of Alberta
Credit Reports
Province of Alberta
Long-term Rating
Province of Alberta
Short-term Rating
Moody's Credit Report (PDF, 1.2 MB)
July 17, 2018
Aa1
(Outlook negative)
P-1
S&P Credit Report (PDF, 303 KB)
May 17, 2018
A+
(Outlook stable)
A-1+
Fitch Credit Report (PDF, 124 KB)
June 6, 2018
AA
(Outlook stable)
F1+
(Outlook stable)
DBRS Credit Report (PDF, 228 KB)
May 30, 2018
AA
(Negative trend)
R-1 (high)
(Negative trend)

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