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Welcome to Alliance

The Village of Alliance is located in the Battle River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) region. Near the Battle River, just off Highway 36 between Highway 12 and Highway 13, the longest straight section of railway in Western Canada begins at Alliance. Alliance, AB is located just 211 km southeast of Edmonton, 175 km east of Red Deer, and less than 2 hours from the Saskatchewan border.

This is a spirited community where neighbours and friends are like family. A walking trail surrounds the village and our tree-lined streets are cozy and inviting. The nearby river valley is breathtaking all year round. Farming, ranching, oil and gas activity help make up the economic base – as do the local businesses and the many home-based activities that make the village vibrant and a place to call home.

Whether your interest in our energetic community be residential, tourism, retail, or industrial, we welcome you to Alliance. It is an exciting little community with all the necessary amenities. Not only is this clean, picturesque community ideal for your families, it is also a great place for retirees, artists, and tourists.

The Alliance Economy

Alliance has many thriving small businesses and the local economy is largely driven by farming and oil and gas.

Labour Snapshot

Totals %
In the labour force 110 64.70%
Participation rate 64.70%
Unemployment rate 18.20%
Management occupations 0 0.00%
Business, finance and administration occupations 10 8.70%
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 10 8.70%
Health occupations 0 0.00%
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 0 0.00%
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 10 8.70%
Sales and service occupations 30 26.09%
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 10 8.70%
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 35 30.43%
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 10 8.70%
Oil and Gas

Alliance is strategically located in proximity to Edmonton and near the South Athabasca Oil Sands area, which has a projected production of over 3.4M barrels of oil per day. Many businesses are located in Alliance or nearby that provide a wide range of services and commodities supporting the oil industry. Low land costs, excellent infrastructure and easy access to markets, make Alliance a wise place to invest.

Agriculture

The economy of Alliance thrives on agricultural as 75% of the region is under cultivation and the region produces a wide range of annual crops. Due to the rich soils and temperate climate, the region produces numerous crops including wheat, canola, barley, oats, peas and flax to name a few. Livestock production is also prevalent and serves as an important secondary activity in the region.

Land

CFB Wainwright, 30 km away, is one of the busiest Army bases in Canada. It is home to the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre, the 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre, and the preferred training ground for the Army’s field units based in Edmonton. The military population averages between 500 and 1,000 members and the operations of the base provide many opportunities to serve the base’s procurement needs.

Transportation

We are located in East Central Alberta, just off Highway 36 between Highways 12 and 13. We are on the High Load Corridor. The longest straight section of railway in Western Canada begins at Alliance – Battle River Railway. The nearest airport is in the Town of Castor, while the nearest commercial and air freight services are located in Edmonton.

Business Taxes

The non-residential municipal tax rate in Alliance is: 0.00
Alberta general corporate tax rate: 12%
Alberta small business tax rate: 2%
Annual Business Limit (ABL)/Small Business Threshold: $500,000
Canadian general corporate tax rate: 15%
Canada small business tax rate: 10%
Canadian Small Business Threshold: $500,000
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Making Alliance Home

Totals %
Population 154
Median age of the population 58.3
Total number of census families in private households 55 0
Total number of private households by tenure 95
Owner 85 80.25%
Renter 15 19.75%
Average value of dwellings ($) $131,859
Residential municipal tax rate 13.0000%

Housing
There is a variety of housing options on and around the Village of Alliance. When Searching for a house in Alliance you will notice that our friendly, active community also features very affordable housing options compared to urban centres.

Education
Education is a vital part of our community. Alliance schools are part of the Battle River School Division. Local schools include. Students in Alliance and area have two choices – they can ride a bus direct from Alliance to the Theresetta Catholic School in Castor (not necessary to be of Catholic faith), or they can be bussed to Sedgewick Central High Public School.

According to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census on Education, over 50% of Alliance residents have a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. Nearby post-secondary and training options include:

Recreation
The Alliance Community Multiplex is located on the Recreation Grounds at the north end of Main Street. It has a natural ice surface, dressing rooms, shower, lobby and concession area. Other facilities include a museum, an indoor skating arena, a walking trail, two ball diamonds, a riding arena with pens and chutes for roping and other livestock events and a new children’s playground. Located a few kilometers south of the village is the Valley Ski Hill, which offers artificial snow and a day lodge for skiers.

Contact Alliance

Village of Alliance
P.O. Box 149
Alliance, AB, T0B 0A0
Phone: (780) 879-3911
Fax: (780) 879-2235
Website: www.villageofalliance.ca