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.

Disclaimer: Contents are for general purposes only and do not constitute an offering of securities in the U.S. or elsewhere. Our securities may not be offered for sale in the U.S. absent registration or an exemption from registration. Any public offering of our securities in the U.S. will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from us and that will contain detailed information about us and our management as well as our financial statements.

Alberta’s borrowing requirements and sources

Table 1. Borrowing requirements

Budget 2020 borrowing requirements
(CAD millions)
2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
  Budget Forecast Estimate Target Target
Government $13,478 $9,565 $12,098 $9,660 $8,184
Provincial corporations $815 $355 $2,616 $1,633 $2,434
Government business enterprises $808 $672 $1,077 $620 $625
Total borrowing requirements $15,101 $10,592 $15,791 $11,913 $11,243

Table 2. Borrowing sources

Budget 2020 borrowing sources (CAD millions) 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
  Budget Forecast Estimate Target Target
Money market (net change) $2,774 $2,500 (1,500) $250 $550
Public-private partnerships (P3s) $113 $113 $151 $46
Term debt $12,214 $7,979 $17,140 $11,617 $10,693
Total borrowing sources $15,101 $10,592 $15,791 $11,913 $11,243

Debt issuance documents

As of June 30, 2020

Quarterly reports

Treasury and Risk Management quarterly compliance reports, including cash and debt management information

Presentations and investor resources

Investor fact sheet

Meeting presentations and documents

The following documents are available in the Open Government Portal:

Alberta’s economy and statistics

Government of Alberta news

Credit ratings

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.

Provincial credit ratings

Table 3. Credit ratings

Province of Alberta
Credit Reports
Province of Alberta
Long-term Rating
Province of Alberta
Short-term Rating
Moody's Investors Service (PDF, 1.2 MB)
April 28, 2020
Aa2
(outlook stable)
P-1
(outlook stable)
S&P Global (PDF, 124 KB)
May 28, 2020
A+
(outlook negative)
A-1
(outlook stable)
Fitch Ratings Inc. (PDF, 248 KB)
June 30, 2020
AA-
(outlook negative)
F1+
(outlook stable)
DBRS Morningstar (PDF, 231 KB)
March 19, 2020
AA (low)
(negative trend)
R-1 (mid)
(stable trend)

Financial and regulatory reporting

Budgets and financial reports

Regulatory filings and information circulars

The following links are for your interest and convenience. We are not responsible for these sites or content:

Responsible energy investment in Alberta

The following documents are available in the Open Government Portal except where noted.

Web pages, fact sheets and presentations

Fact sheets

Sign up for updates

Subscribe to our Investor Distribution List to receive budgets, financial reports and quarterly investor fact sheets.

Contact

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-5011
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: investor@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Investor Relations
Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
8th Floor, Federal Building
9820 107 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 1E7