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Welcome to Tofield

The Town of Tofield is located in the Battle River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) region. Tofield is in Beaver County, approximately 60 km east of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 14, Highway 834, and Highway 626, along the High Load Corridor. Beaverhill Lake is located immediately northeast of the community, and continues to be a gathering centre for bird watchers. Crisp, clean air; the sounds of children playing; clean, well-manicured streets; and friendly, safe neighbourhoods, it’s all here in Tofield. New residents are attracted by the many amenities the community has to offer. Most of all, they like urban convenience, lifestyle and economic opportunities without the traffic, crime and congestion of big city life.

Welcome to Tofield! Explore our beautiful town and take advantage of the business, recreational and living opportunities we have to offer our residents.

The Tofield Economy

The economic base of the Tofield area includes agriculture, oil and gas, commercial services and tourism. Historically, Tofield’s commercial services were for the agricultural sector – the rolling farmlands supported a vibrant livestock and grain industry. Today the oil and gas industry is also an integral part of our economy.

Labour Snapshot

Totals %
In the labour force 1025 65.10%
Participation rate 65.10%
Unemployment rate 10.70%
Management occupations 90 9.09%
Business, finance and administration occupations 145 14.65%
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 45 4.55%
Health occupations 70 7.07%
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 115 11.62%
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 20 2.02%
Sales and service occupations 195 19.70%
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 250 25.25%
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 35 3.54%
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 25 2.52%
Oil and Gas

Tofield 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. Highways 14 and 834 are main corridors to the oil and gas fields in northeastern Alberta and run through Tofield. Direct access to markets in the oil and gas industry makes Tofield a wise choice for investment and opportunity.

Agriculture

Tofield’s commercial services are geared largely towards the agricultural sector. 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 is home to a large number of cattle, dairy, hog and poultry farms. As such, the Town also has a variety of local businesses geared to the needs of local farmers.

Tourism

The Tofield area is full of history, scenery, fishing holes and campgrounds. We are also less than an hour away from the large Edmonton market and the demand for nearby vacation and recreation opportunities continues to grow. With nearby features such as Beaverhill Lake, Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, Elk Island Provincial Park and numerous outdoor recreation opportunities, the area has excellent venues for tourism.

Transportation

The Town of Tofield is located in the heart of East Central Alberta and is situated at the junction of Highways 14 and 834. The Town is located on the High Load Corridor (Highway 14). The Tofield Municipal Airport has an all-weather, 900 metre runway. The nearest commercial and air freight services are available at Edmonton International Airport.

Business Taxes

The non-residential municipal tax rate in Tofield is: 16.0488
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%
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Making Tofield Home

Totals %
Population 2,081
Median age of the population 43
Total number of census families in private households 555 0
Total number of private households by tenure 815
Owner 575 88.10%
Renter 240 9.52%
Average value of dwellings ($) $288,937
Residential municipal tax rate 8.3541%

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

Education
Education is a vital part of our community. Tofield schools are part of the Battle River School Division #31. Local schools include:

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

Recreation
Recreation is an integral part of living in Tofield. Recreational facilities are second to none. From ball diamonds to arenas and the golf course to the library, Tofield has it all. Summer is for golf and baseball, slo-pitch, fastball, horseback riding, fun at the spray park or countless other activities. The 9-hole golf course with grass greens is in excellent condition. The Lions Playground is popular with children, and there is an inter-connecting trail system in Town for jogging, walking, etc. Winter is for hockey, figure skating, curling, the community hill, gymnasium sports, darts and other activities.

Contact Tofield

The Town of Tofield
Box 30, 5407-50 St.
Tofield, Alberta T0B 4J0
Phone: (780) 662-3269
www.tofieldalberta.ca