Construction of this major project is expected to support 750 jobs. Shortening the procurement process means workers can get shovels in the ground sooner. Vendors identified during the request for qualifications (RFQ) stage will be invited to participate in the project tendering. The invitational bid process is expected to run this month.

“Continued spending on needed infrastructure projects is critical to supporting jobs and boosting the economy as we build Alberta after the pandemic. That’s why Infrastructure is driving ahead with this new large-scale construction project that will support the development of approximately 750 direct construction jobs for Alberta workers and engineers.”

Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure

Government is actively identifying other shovel-ready projects and working with industry partners to act quickly to keep companies across the province and their workers employed.

"Our justice system needs tools and resources to run effectively and efficiently, which is why it is great to see this progress on the Red Deer Justice Centre project. It will get Albertans back to work while it’s built, and provide Red Deer and area with the justice centre it needs when completed."

Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

The new courthouse will be built in downtown Red Deer. The facility will include the required court technology, security provisions, space requirements and public access. There will be 16 courtrooms – 12 will be fully built-out and four will be shelled for future use.