Alberta's five-year capital plan

We're investing $34.8 billion over the next five years to build and maintain the infrastructure Alberta’s families and communities need.

A province-wide slowdown in the construction industry has accompanied the drop in oil prices. Timely, worthy investments in infrastructure today will help keep thousands of tradespeople, equipment operators, engineers and other professionals at work, giving them the means to support their families.

2016 Capital Plan


Infrastructure investments include:

  • $9 billion for municipal infrastructure support
  • $6.2 billion for capital maintenance and renewal
  • $4.6 billion for roads and bridges
  • $4.1 billion for environmental protection initiatives, including:
  • $3.5 billion to build and improve health care infrastructure
  • $3.5 billion for schools
  • $940 million for post-secondary institutions
  • $829 million to build and renew affordable housing
  • $2 billion for other capital initiatives

Current projects

As of August 31, 2016, there are 367 major capital projects underway (costing $5 million or over), including:

  • 170 school projects
  • 54 road and bridge projects
  • 40 Affordable Supportive Living Initiative projects
  • 37 Seniors and Housing projects
  • 24 major health facilities projects
  • 12 Service Alberta information technology projects
  • 10 government facilities projects
  • 9 post-secondary projects
  • 7 Environment and Parks projects (5 flood mitigation projects; 2 regional parks plan projects)
  • 1 Municipal Affairs project (Disaster Recovery Program Transformation)
  • 1 Justice and Solicitor General project (Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System)

Federal funding

In addition, the Government of Canada has committed to a significant new investment in Canada’s infrastructure. Alberta will build on our strategic partnership with Canada’s new federal government to ensure federal investment in Alberta infrastructure promotes diversification and job creation as quickly as possible.