Daysland is a town located in the Battle River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) region. BRAED is a partnership of communities in East Central Alberta whose purpose is to work cooperatively and voluntarily to address community economic development issues from a regional perspective. Daysland, Alberta is a small community nestled in the prairie heartland, situated 43 kilometers east of Camrose. Daysland is a beautiful small town with many enjoyable opportunities for family and friends. Quiet streets are lined with stately trees, and open space areas include a golf course, beautiful parks, and the scenic “Crocus Trail” walking path. Come enjoy what Daysland has to offer!
The Daysland Economy
The region has strong roots in agriculture and many businesses and services in Daysland support the region. In addition to agriculture, the oil and gas industry is a prevalent and flourishing field in Daysland.
The business community in Daysland can meet all your requirements and you will be greeted
with a friendly smile and excellent service as well as ample employment opportunities. Beyond the many opportunities available for entrepreneurs and small business within the community
itself, the regional economy is based mainly on oil and gas with a large farming community
|In the labour force||335||57.30%|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||60||18.18%|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||10||3.03%|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||15||4.55%|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||0||0.00%|
|Sales and service occupations||75||22.73%|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||45||13.64%|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||25||7.58%|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||25||7.58%|
Oil and Gas
Drilling, seismic, and pipeline construction contribute significantly to the local economy. Numerous opportunities exist for up-stream oil service companies to locate to Daysland. Daysland is also strategically located in proximity to Edmonton, the fifth largest metropolitan area of Canada and near the South Athabasca Oil Sands area, which has a projected production of over 3.4 million barrels of oil per day.
Daysland is located in a productive agricultural area and is the service center for a large mixed farming district, which produces a wide range of annual crops. Due to the rich soils and temperate climate, crops in the region include wheat, canola, barley, oats, peas and flax to name a few. Livestock production is also quite prevalent and serves as an important secondary activity in the region.
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.
The Town of Daysland is located at the junction of Highways 13 and 855 and in close proximity to the junction of Highways 13 and 872. The Town is located near the High Load Corridor (Highways 36 and 14). The local airport has a paved and lighted 3,000 foot runway and remote lighting system. The nearest commercial and air freight services are in Edmonton.
The non-residential municipal tax rate in Daysland is: 19.4482
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: $500,000
Making Daysland Home
|Median age of the population||52.2|
|Total number of census families in private households||356||0|
|Total number of private households by tenure||335|
|Average value of dwellings ($)||$226,741|
|Average income $||$38,656|
|Average household total income $||$69,449|
|Residential municipal tax rate||8.84876%|
There is a variety of housing options on and around the Town of Daysland. When Searching for a house in Daysland you will notice that our friendly, active community also features very affordable housing options compared to urban centres.
According to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census on Education, 50% of Daysland residents have a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. Nearby post-secondary and training options include:
- University Alberta’s Augustana Campus
- Lakeland College
- Portage College
- Flagstaff Community Adult Learning
- Alberta Learning Information Service
Daysland’s recreational and cultural life is one of the progressive attractions for current residents. Our facilities for hosting cultural events include the Palace Theatre, The Senior Centre, Community Hall, and the Public Library. We have many groups that are dedicated to enriching community lives with a variety of cultural activity. Some of these include: the community theatre organization, a historical society, the agricultural society, and various religious organizations. Recreational facilities include the Daysland Arena, Daysland Golf Club, and Daysland Curling Rink.
Town of Daysland
Box 610, 5130 50 Street
Daysland, AB, T0B 1A0
Phone: (780) 374-3767
Fax: (780) 374-2455