Sedgewick 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. The Town of Sedgewick population of 857 is located along Highway 13 and Secondary Highway 869. Sedgewick is primarily a farming community with mixed crops, and the oil industry is very active in the area. Sedgewick offers a wide variety of activities for the young and old alike. Whether you’re planning on coming for a day or a lifetime, we guarantee a warm welcome.
The Sedgewick Economy
The economic base of the Town of Sedgewick is agriculture, the energy sector, and related support services and there are a number of business opportunities specifically for commercial amenities including retail, restaurants, and building supplies. With an immediate trading area of 4,500, there are many goods and services needed. In addition, there are a number of residential, commercial and industrial lots available for development as well as an existing business community. These opportunities combined with the variety of affordable housing available, make the Town of Sedgewick an attractive location for business.
|In the labour force||410||60.70%|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||50||12.35%|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||15||3.70%|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||40||9.88%|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||0||0.00%|
|Sales and service occupations||70||17.28%|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||125||30.86%|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||30||7.41%|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||20||4.94%|
Oil and Gas
Numerous opportunities exist due to our proximity to the “Hardisty Hub”, the central pipeline hub where the majority of Alberta’s oil production converges for transportation to North American energy markets. Sedgewick is also strategically located in proximity to Edmonton and near the South Athabasca Oil Sands area, which has a projected production of over 3.4 million barrels of oil per day.
Historically, Sedgewick was built as a farming community due in large part to our fertile soils. Today, agriculture continues to be one of the most important sectors in the region. Mixed crops in the region include coarse grains such as wheat, oats, barley, canola and other oil seeds. The region is home to several greenhouse operations and a large number of cattle, dairy, hog and poultry farms.
Sedgewick acts as the service center for the prolific agriculture and oil and gas sectors in the area. The Town offers services and comforts one might expect if living in a larger urban community. We have a wide range of retail business and services from our marketplaces, grocery and convenience stores, pharmacy and nearby antique shops to automotive, financial and personal services to meet everyone’s needs.
Sedgewick is located at the junction of Highways 13 and 869. We are near the High Load Corridor (Highway 36). The Town is situated on the CPR railway mainline from Winnipeg to Edmonton and is served by the Flagstaff Regional Airport, a provincial airport with a 2,000 ft. runway. The nearest commercial and air freight services are located in Edmonton.
The non-residential municipal tax rate in Sedgewick is: 8.7750
Alberta general corporate tax rate: 12%
Alberta small business tax rate: 2%
Annual Business Limit (ABL)/Small Business Threshold: $500,000
Canadian general corporate tax rate: 15%
Canada small business tax rate: 10%
Making Sedgewick Home
|Median age of the population||40.8|
|Total number of census families in private households||235||0|
|Total number of private households by tenure||365|
|Average value of dwellings ($)||$212,819|
|Residential municipal tax rate||7.5120%|
There is a variety of housing options on and around Sedgewick. When Searching for a house in Sedgewick you will notice that our friendly, active community also features very affordable housing options compared to larger urban centres.
Education is a vital part of our community. Sedgewick is home to Central High Sedgewick Public School (CHSPS), which houses Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students from the surrounding towns and rural areas in Flagstaff County attend High School at CHSPS. The Town of Sedgewick is part of the Battle River School Division #31.
According to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census on Education, almost 50% of Sedgewick 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
Recreation is important part of living in Sedgewick. The Wild Rose Co-op Recreation Centre hosts many community activities, such as curling, skating, hockey, bowling, baseball, football, lacrosse, The Ag Society, rodeos, rock concerts and much more. The Wild Rose Co-op Recreation Centre is also the home of the Sedgewick Public Library and the Sedgewick Playschool. The Town also features Sedgewick Centennial Golf Course and the Sedgewick Lake Park Campground.
The Town of Sedgewick
P.O. Box 129, 4818-47th Street
Sedgewick, AB, Canada T0B 4C0
Phone: (780) 384-3504