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Canada is one of the most welcoming and favourable countries for businesses looking to move or expand, and Calgary is arguably your best bet. After all, we have the highest head office concentration and the most patents per capita in Canada. Plus, Canada ranks #1 for Business Environment of the G7 countries (for forecast period 2016-2020). It also has the lowest total tax rate and one of the most generous R&D tax incentives of the G7 countries.

In this section, you’ll find tools and resources to support business development in Canada. We also have plenty of resources for established businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. Browse for:

  • details on grants, financing, and angel investors
  • demographics and forecasting information
  • guides and advice for goods importers and exporters
  • help and tools to expand your business
  • immigration and employment resources

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Semi-annual report providing key economic indicators and forecasts for the City of Calgary.

Statistical information for the 2011 Census of Population program.

Statistical information for the 2016 Census of Population program.

The Census Results book contains a summary of current data, historical data, ward comparisons, and ward and community summaries.

Community-specific information based on Federal Census of Canada and Calgary Civic Census data.

View population data by selected ethnic origins based on the Canadian National Household Survey information.

Economic and population outlooks provided by The City of Calgary Corporate Economics.

Ward-specific information based on Federal Census of Canada and Calgary Civic Census data. Ward profiles for Census 2016 results are now available!

This monthly report focuses on seven key areas while comparing Calgary to other major Canadian cities; Trade, Real Estate, Livability, Labour Market, Economy, Business and Demographics.