This release was issued under a previous government.

Today, across Canada, industry experts are celebrating Steel Day. Hosted by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, the day is a national showcase of the steel construction industry. Alberta’s steel fabrication industry and the provincial government have a strong partnership and are using steel frame for infrastructure projects, including new school capital projects.

“Our government is proud to support steel manufacturing and stand with Alberta steel fabricators as they celebrate their industry this Steel Day. As a province, we are supporting Alberta’s structural steel industry and creating jobs through our capital plan and infrastructure investments.”

Christina Gray, Minister of Labour

“The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction and our members are proud of the contribution we play in constructing the communities in which we live, work and play. Steel continues to play a leading role in building our communities due to its speed of construction, flexibility of application, strength and sustainability.

Neil Kaarsemaker, Regional Manager, AB & Sask, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

Award-winning and distinctive steel structures in Alberta include:

  • Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Glacier Skywalk, Jasper National Park
  • Rogers Place arena, Edmonton
  • Telus Spark Science Centre, Calgary
  • The Bow, Calgary
  • Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, nearing completion
  • Brookfield Place Calgary, (now the tallest office tower west of Toronto)
  • Shaw Conference Centre, Hall D, Edmonton

Steel Day tours are being held throughout the province. To find a tour/event near you, visit