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Welcome to Killam

The Town of Killam is located in the Battle River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) region. Killam is a thriving, vibrant town located within Flagstaff County, at the intersections of Highways 36 and 13 in central Alberta. Killam is an exceptionally clean, quiet municipality with welcoming residents that are committed to their community. Killam offers traditional “small town values” with the comforts you have come to expect in larger centres. Whether you are looking to relocate your family, establish a business, or are a developer looking for an investment opportunity, Killam can truly offer “Life Without Compromise”.

The Killam Economy

An industrial park consisting of various sized parcels, excellent highway access and exposure are available for sale. This development is adjacent to the multi-million dollar grain terminal and offers location advantages for spin-off industries. Services to this area are variable depending on needs. Lots are priced for development. Killam lies in the heart of Alberta’s grain belt, capable of growing all major milling and oil-based crops. Killam is central to large cattle and hog populations as well. Two major grain companies have made major long-term commitments locally. Great Northern Grain grain-handling facility has double track loading and has recently expanded its storage abilities. As well Viterra has a $17 million inland terminal. Opportunities abound for agri-processing firms in such areas as pea-processing, strawboard, intensive livestock operations, and more.

Town Council has just recently completed a 16-lot residential subdivision which is fully services and close to all amenities – school, hospital, medical clinics, down town core, parks and recreation. The price tags on the lots makes it very affordable to build your dream home.

Visit the Killam website to learn more about how you can work and Live Without Compromise.

Labour Snapshot

Totals %
In the labour force 71.70%
Participation rate 71.70%
Unemployment rate 50 9.60%
Management occupations 90 9.52%
Business, finance and administration occupations 0 17.14%
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 55 0.00%
Health occupations 45 10.48%
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 10 8.57%
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 105 1.90%
Sales and service occupations 85 20.00%
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 75 16.19%
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 10 1.90%
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 0 0.00%
Oil and Gas

Highway 36 runs north and south through Killam and is the High Load Corridor for major oil development products and a main corridor to the oil and gas fields in northeastern Alberta. In addition, proximity to the Edmonton market, reasonable land costs, developed infrastructure, a ready labour force and direct access to markets make Killam a wise choice for investment and opportunity in the oil and gas industry.

Retail / Service

Killam is in the midst of a stabilized and highly productive agricultural area and serves as a service center for the region. The close to 100 office, retail and service outlets in Killam include car, truck and machine dealerships, which draw business from all over eastern Alberta and western Saskatchewan. As the community continues to develop, opportunities for new ventures in Killam will continue to flourish.

Industrial Park

Killam is in close proximity to Edmonton and a major oil and gas fields to the south. In addition, we are on a High Load Corridor (Highway 36) make Killam a perfect fit when looking for a multi-use industrial and business park. Land parcels at the town’s industrial park offer light industrial sites and ready to occupy warehouse sites for companies servicing the agriculture and oil and gas industries.

Transportation

Killam is located at the junction of major Highway 13, linking Saskatoon and Edmonton, and Highway 36 linking Fort McMurray with the major US border crossing at Coutts. Excellent secondary highways link Killam with Red Deer and Calgary. Killam is situated on the CPR railway mainline from Winnipeg to Edmonton. The Town is served by the Sedgewick Killam Airport, a provincial airport with a 2,000 foot runway.

Business Taxes

The non-residential municipal tax rate in Killam is: 14.96188
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%

Business Directory

Making Killam Home

Totals %
Population 989
Median age of the population 38.1
Total number of census families in private households 265
Total number of private households by tenure 380
Owner 330 86.84%
Renter 50 13.16%
Average value of dwellings ($) $228,637
Average income $ $52,158
Average household total income $ $96,430
Residential municipal tax rate 8.96271%

Housing
There is a variety of housing options on and around the Town of Killam. When Searching for a house in Killam you will notice that our friendly, active community also features very affordable housing options compared to urban centres. Our website features more residential and commercial lots for sale.

Education
Education is an important part of life in Killam. Killam Public School is part of the Battle River Regional Division #31, which operates a centralized High School with a variety of programs, at Sedgewick. Killam students can access this with a short 5-minute bus ride leaving the public school each day at 8:30 am.

According to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census on Education50% of Killam residents have a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. Nearby post-secondary and training options include:

Recreation
There are abundant recreation opportunities and facilities in Killam. The Killam Agriplex has an Arenaaquatic centremulti-purpose roomindoor playground, and fitness center. And there are many other recreational opportunities in Killam like gymnastics, dance, curling, bowling and skiing. Clubs and Organizations are plentiful in the Town too.

Contact Killam

The Town of Killam
4923 – 50 Street
P.O. Box 189, Killam, AB T0B 2L0
Phone: (780) 385-3977
www.town.killam.ab.ca