Over the past month, Alberta’s government rolled out funding for 12 projects at 10 post-secondary institutions. These projects range from large-scale redevelopment and expansion of existing buildings, to upgrading mechanical and electrical systems and replacing cooling and heating infrastructure.

This funding will not only ensure capital assets are maintained, but will also help keep Albertans employed in about 533 full-time jobs across the province.

“Alberta’s Recovery Plan includes funding for key infrastructure projects that will get Albertans working, now. We’re taking an approach that balances our commitment to fiscal responsibility while creating jobs along the way. This new funding will help us meet students’ evolving needs, give researchers new and better spaces to further their important work, and make sure our campuses stay safe and welcoming places.”  

Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education

“Alberta’s Recovery Plan is spending $10 billion on vital public infrastructure in every corner of the province. This includes $2 billion on shovel-ready capital maintenance and renewal to create jobs today while Albertans face record unemployment. These important projects will enhance the value of our province’s infrastructure.”

Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure

Newly funded projects include:

Alberta’s Recovery Plan is a bold, ambitious long-term strategy to build, diversify, and create tens of thousands of jobs, now. By building schools, roads and other core infrastructure, we are benefiting our communities. By diversifying our economy and attracting investment with Canada’s most competitive tax environment, we are putting Alberta on a path for a generation of growth. Alberta came together to save lives by flattening the curve and now we must do the same to save livelihoods, grow and thrive.

Key facts

This project is part of the more than $10 billion infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan. This spending includes:

  • $6.9 billion Budget 2020 capital spending
  • $980 million accelerated for Capital Maintenance and Renewal
  • $200 million for Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program and water infrastructure projects
  • $600 million in strategic infrastructure projects
  • $500 million in municipal infrastructure
  • $1.5 billion for Keystone XL

Alberta's Recovery Plan