Alberta offers many opportunities for work in a range of different skill sets. Many of these positions are paid higher than anywhere else in Canada. View our industry listing for more details.
You'll also save more of the money you earn. We have no provincial sales tax, no health care premiums, and gas is cheaper here than other provinces. That means you'll have more money to spend on the things that really matter, like enjoying all the fun that Alberta has to offer.
Spring and summer in Alberta provides endless potential for fun. The warm, dry weather is perfect for day trips out of the city for picnics, hiking, and enjoying local lakes. Temperatures rarely reach above 30° C, so you'll feel comfortable enjoying the outdoors all day long.
Our winters do get cold and snowy, but it's nothing Albertans can't handle. The lack of humidity makes our snow light and fluffy, and the temperatures are easy to manage with the right warm clothing. Albertans love being outside year round, enjoying skiing, tobogganing, and skating.
Edmonton is Alberta's capital city located in the central/northern part of the province. Though it is home to over a million people, it is a big city with a small town feel.
Edmonton boasts the largest urban park in North America (22 times larger than New York’s Central Park) and is home to Canada’s largest mixed-use entertainment district as well as the largest mall in North America. In the summer, Edmonton enjoys up to 18 hours of sunlight a day which is plenty of time to enjoy the abundance of city wide events that have granted Edmonton the name “Festival city”.
Calgary sits in the eastern foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet. With its sprawling landscapes, rising skylines and vibrant urban centres, Calgary has earned the spot as the 4th most liveable city in the world. Calgary is home to an abundance of art, culinary and cultural experiences as well as world-renowned events such as the annual Calgary Stampede.
Calgary is the sunniest major city in Canada, with often fast-changing temperatures. Chinook winds can raise winter temperatures by as much as 15 degrees over just a few hours.