Edmonton is the key transportation and supply chain hub for energy, manufacturing and industrial sectors in Western Canada.
→ Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta.
→ The Edmonton Region is Canada’s sixth-largest metropolitan area with a population of 1.2 million.
→ Edmonton is the major economic centre for northern Alberta, which is home to the world’s third-largest proven oil reserves in the Alberta oil sands. Edmonton’s proximity to the oil sands and hundreds of billions worth of associated capital investment have helped Edmonton become one of Canada’s fastest growing cities, with a young population, high average incomes, and a diverse and fast-growing economy.
→ Edmonton is a centre for research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top five research-intensive universities and consistently ranks in the top 100 worldwide.
→ Incubators, accelerators, and commercialization centres like TEC Edmonton, the Advanced Technology Centre and Startup Edmonton are helping to harness Edmonton’s entrepreneurial nature and grow innovative Edmonton businesses.