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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

Looking for something specific? You can also search by keyword.

Economy & Industry

The dashboard compiles the Alberta economy's most important indicators for businesses in one place.

An inventory of private and public sector projects in Alberta valued at $5 million or greater.

This web service identifies all development permit, land use amendment, or subdivision applications that have been received by Development & Building Approvals.

From Statistics Canada. Building permits by type of structure and area, adjusted monthly.

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

List of Calgary's eleven Business Improvement Areas (BIAs).

Calgary Foundation fosters partnerships to build a strong charitable sector that serves the needs of all members of the community.

The Canadian Cluster Mapping Portal is a national economic initiative that provides millions of open data records on industry clusters and regional business environments across Canada.

Find publications, statistics, reports and studies published by Alberta Economic Development and Trade, as well as links to information resources and repositories to help you learn more about the province of Alberta. Connect your business with resources to trade and invest.

Bringing together data, tools and reports from across the government to provide you the latest information on digital economy and society.

Economic analysis provided by The City of Calgary Corporate Economics.

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

Updated forecast and analysis of various economic indicators that show signs of how Alberta's economy is performing.

Economic analysis and key indicators related to Alberta’s economy, labour market and various sectors within the province.

Historical benchmark housing prices for Canadian markets.

Reports on Canada's housing and rental markets.

Monthly and historical housing reports for Calgary and area.

Numbeo provides current and timely information on cost of living for cities and countries worldwide.

Learn more about Calgary's real estate landscape.

Download brochures for sectors such as Life Sciences, Information & Communication Technology, Agriculture, Aerospace, CleanTech, Natural Resources and Advanced Manufacturing.

Find local information to help your business make smarter, faster, better decisions.

Visit Calgary has everything you're looking for to plan your vacation or become the ultimate host in Calgary Canada. Features an extensive and updated calendar of events, an interactive map of Calgary and specially-themed lists of unique and popular experiences.

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.