Halkirk is a village 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. If you are looking for a community with a sense of pride and want to be closer to larger amenities, then Halkirk is the place to be. The Village and surrounding region can offer the peaceful country lifestyle that many seek.
Come experience what the Village of Halkirk and area has to offer. From the magnificent badlands to wind-swept prairie, our community is in the heart of the industrial sector within Paintearth County. New wind developments dot the landscape on our eastern boundary within the County.
The Halkirk Economy
The Village of Halkirk is in the center of a very productive agricultural region that enjoys a diverse cross-section of production, and a significant oil and gas sector.
|In the labour force||80||66.70%|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||15||21.43%|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||0||0.00%|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||0||0.00%|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||0||0.00%|
|Sales and service occupations||20||28.57%|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||20||28.57%|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||15||21.43%|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||0||0.00%|
Halkirk and the surrounding region has a robust and vibrant manufacturing sector for equipment for the oil and gas industry, agricultural equipment, and specialized equipment for the heavy oil industry, etc. The Village and surrounding area boast a number of highly qualified and innovative welders undertaking custom steel fabrication and manufacturing.
The Halkirk area is one of the most productive agricultural regions in Canada. The most common crops in the region are wheat, barley and canola. Beef, dairy, hog, poultry and egg production are also important regionally. In addition, the region has recently seen an increase in alternative farming including the raising of bison, elk and honey bees and an increase in regional greenhouse operations.
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.
Located at the junction of Highways 12 and 855, Halkirk is within easy commuting distance to theTowns of Castor (20 km) and Settler (40 km). Halkirk is in close proximity to the High Load Corridor (Highway 36). The Castor Airport is the local airstrip with the nearest commercial and freight services offered at Calgary or Edmonton International Airports.
The non-residential municipal tax rate in Halkirk is: 11.9000
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: $500,000
Making Halkirk Home
|Median age of the population||53.8|
|Total number of census families in private households||35||0|
|Total number of private households by tenure||60|
|Average value of dwellings ($)||$124,190|
|Residential municipal tax rate||10.9000%|
There is a variety of housing options on and around the Village of Halkirk. When Searching for a house in Halkirk 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, over30% of Halkirk residents have a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. Nearby post-secondary and training options include:
- University Alberta’s Augustana Campus
- Lakeland College
- Portage College
- Paintearth Community Adult Learning
- Alberta Learning Information Service
The Village of Halkirk offers a modest selection of recreation facilities. The community keep these facilities well maintained and users will find that the fees are kept at a very reasonable level.
The Village of Halkirk
Halkirk, AB, T0C 1M0
Phone: (403) 884-2464
Fax: (403) 884-2113