“Employment in Alberta is on the rise yet again with nearly 8,900 more people working in the province in November, driven by full-time job growth. Most of these gains came from the goods-producing sectors.

“As more people continue to answer Alberta’s call and move to our province, the labour force grew at a greater rate than employment this month with 14,400 more workers. And it is no wonder, because Alberta continues to drive job growth in the country. Over the last 12 months, employment in our province has grown by 4.1 per cent, well above the national average of 2.5 per cent.

“Thanks to our government’s investment-friendly policies, job creators continue to feel confident about setting up shop or expanding their operations in Alberta. Earlier this week, multinational company Dow Chemical announced it has chosen Fort Saskatchewan as the location for its Path2Zero project – the world’s first net-zero Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site. This is one of the largest private sector investments in the province’s history and will create 6,000 jobs during peak construction and about 400 to 500 full-time jobs when fully operational.

“Our province’s economy has momentum as it continues to create good-paying jobs, attract world-class investment and generate quality opportunities for Albertans.”

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