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    Minister Matt Jones

    Matt Jones was sworn in as Minister of Jobs, Economy and Trade on June 9, 2023.

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Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Jobs, Economy and Trade outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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Our responsibilities

Leading efforts to grow Alberta’s economy by supporting Alberta’s entrepreneurs and employers, promoting trade and investment, helping recruit and retain workers, leading child care and promoting safe, fair and healthy workplaces by:

  • Jobs: helping attract skilled workers and establishing and enforcing Alberta’s employment standards and laws governing the health and safety of Alberta’s workplaces
  • Economy: supporting Alberta entrepreneurs, businesses and communities to drive growth and job creation
  • Regional development: supporting the unique economic development needs of Alberta’s various regions
  • Trade and investment: attracting investment, promoting trade and supporting Alberta businesses’ abilities to access new markets
  • Child care: supporting a sustainable child-care system that provides accessible, high-quality, affordable and inclusive child care for Alberta families

Agencies we’re responsible for:

Key information

In focus

Affordable, friendly and rich in opportunity, Alberta is the answer to building your future.

Bursaries are available for students training for jobs that are in demand in northern Alberta.

Economic development

We’re working with partners across the province to encourage economic growth, support the success of Alberta entrepreneurs and job creators, and promote the development of Alberta’s primary and emerging sectors.

Economic dashboard

Discover a wealth of vital economic information at your fingertips.

Film and television tax credit

Tax credit supports medium and large-scale productions filming in Alberta.

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