It’s worthwhile to work here

There are many reasons why Albertans, Canadians and international workers choose the Battle River region to develop their careers. From a prosperous economy, and affordable lifestyle to a supportive business community, our region is primed for sustainable growth.

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Alberta has historically led Canada in economic performance and has largely recovered from the COVID-19 crisis. Based on renewed strength in commodities markets, our province has regained its role as one of the country’s economic powerhouses.

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  • Alberta’s GDP is projected to grow at a rate of 4.9% in 2022
  • Alberta’s Income is forecasted to grow by 24% in 2022
  • Growth and investment projections are based on strength in: Energy & Agriculture

Business & Living Costs

Albertans benefit from the lowest overall taxes and the highest disposable incomes in Canada. The business and living costs in the Battle River region are significantly below the provincial average. This provides a competitive advantage for businesses, and allows employees to achieve a better work-life balance.

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  • Canada’s lowest personal tax rate
  • Lower cost of living than larger urban centres
  • More affordably priced housing than other areas of the province

Employment Opportunities

There is a healthy job market in the Battle River region. As new residents arrive in our region, there are growing needs for infrastructure, and public and private services.

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Employment opportunities are forecasted to be the highest in these industries:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate & Leasing
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing

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Employment Support

Looking to enhance or upgrade your skills? There is a multitude of support available to help Battle River residents find and keep rewarding jobs. Get access to employment consultants and available jobs that best match your qualifications.

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Employment Training

The Battle River region has respected post-secondary institutions, training organizations and government-assisted programs to help you succeed.

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Contact us

If you have questions about working in Battle River or are looking for additional resources, connect with us.