Working in Alberta

Working in Alberta Labour Market

  • Between 1997 and 2017, Alberta’s unemployment rate averaged 5.3 percent, compared to 6.8 percent in British Columbia and 7.1 percent in Ontario over the same period.
  • In 2018, Alberta’s unemployment rate had risen to 6.6 percent, higher than the Canadian average of 5.8 percent.
  • Although Alberta’s unemployment rate has risen from historical lows to rates that are currently higher than what economists typically generalize as a balanced labour market, Alberta is expected to have a balanced labour market once the current slowdown ends. • Alberta has a dedicated workforce: in 2018 full-time workers in Alberta were absent from work for an average of 8.7 days compared with 10 days for the average Canadian worker.

Working in Alberta Low Personal Taxes

  • Alberta’s personal tax advantage results from low personal income tax rates, no general sales tax, and low gasoline taxes.
  • Albertans pay low personal income taxes, with one of the lowest marginal income tax rates and the highest basic and spousal tax credit amounts in Canada.
  • As provided in the following examples, in Alberta, a two-income family of four:

– Earning $100,000 pays $3,800 less in total taxes than in Ontario and about $1,700 less than in British Columbia.

– Earning $200,000 pays $7,100 less in total taxes than in Ontario and about $17,500 less than in Quebec.

Working in Alberta Family Income

  • In 2017, for the 14th consecutive year, families living in Alberta had the highest median after-tax income at $97,800. For that same year, the median after-tax income was $86,200 in second-ranked Saskatchewan and $81,500 for all of Canada.
  • After-tax family income is comprised of market income and government transfers net of income taxes.
  • Another measure of income is the median family market income. This is the sum of earnings from employment, investment income and private retirement income excluding government transfers.
  • In 2017, Alberta families had $102,200 in market income, 28 percent more than the Canadian average of $80,100, and $15,400 more than second-ranked Saskatchewan. Working in Alberta Standard of Living
  • Alberta has been the nation’s leader in economic well-being for more than 30 years and in sociology-economic well-being for the past 10 years.
  • The Index of Economic Well-Being is a measure of economic welfare and includes measures of wealth, the distribution of income and wealth, economic security, environmental sustainability and non-market activities such as household work.
  • In 2016, Alberta maintained the top spot in the nation and ranked second in an international comparison of economic well-being in Alberta and 14 OECD nations.
  • The Human Development Index is a measure of socio-economic well-being and includes measures of life expectancy, education and income.
  • In 2016, Alberta was second in the country and tied for sixth in an international comparison of the 13 Canadian provinces and territories and 175 OECD nations.

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