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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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The Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC) is a non-refundable investment tax credit which employers can claim, equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable (with a max of $2,000/year) to eligible apprentices.

Canada Summer Jobs program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees across Canada, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where employers can get up to 100% of training costs reimbursed (up to $15,000/employee) when hiring and training eligible newly employed Albertans.

MITACS provides financial and talent support to organizations to subsidize salaries for paid internships and provide a research management training program, with a potential postdoctoral fellowship for up to two years. Matched project funding starts at $7,500 for a 4-6 month project.

Acuspire is your personalized, automated recruiter. It utilizes advanced technologies to connect candidates with suitable employment. The more you interact with the system, the better it becomes at finding jobs that you really want.

The Ministry of Labour and Immigration delivers programs and policies to support a diverse workforce, promote safe, fair and healthy workplaces and attract skilled workers.

Black-led/Black-serving organizations in Calgary.

BOWEN Group is Canada’s leading recruitment and contractor management firm. BOWEN's people-first approach means they celebrate diversity and value inclusion, not only as a social imperative but also as a sound business strategy.

Boyden's global reach ensures its client's needs are served anywhere they conduct buisness. Each office has specific expertise driven by the regional and local economy.

EY's award-winning Business Immigration team consists of lawyers and professionals who focus on US and Canadian immigration law.

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

CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society) is a non-profit organization which provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta.

Helping unemployed Albertans in the Calgary area explore career and training options and find jobs.

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

CIWA supports immigrant and refugee women, girls and their families.

The Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) is a small, robust not-for-profit organization that seeks to effectively and efficiently connect newcomer professionals with strategies designed to lead to successful employment outcomes.

Scoring Canadian Tech Talent is a comprehensive analysis of labour market conditions, cost and quality for highly-skilled tech workers.

Providing the latest information, tools and resources to support and advance Canada's oil and gas workforce.

Since 1988 the Centre for Newcomers (CFN) has been a key resource for immigrants and refugees of all nationalities in Calgary. A social profit organization, CFN views the integration of newcomers as a two-way process of experience, influence and impact between newcomers and the communities that welcome them.

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.

ComIT is a charity which aims to develop a community that links people struggling to overcome employment barriers with companies looking for talented IT professionals.

This site connects Calgary job seekers with immediate opportunities in our city. If you’ve been displaced by COVID-19 and are looking for work in Calgary, browse current job postings. If you’re a company looking for the right talent in Calgary, post the job(s) you have open.

EDGE UP (Energy to Digital Growth Education and Upskilling Project) is a short-term skills development program for mid-career Oil and Gas professionals who have been displaced from the Oil and Gas sector in Calgary to help them gain employment in Calgary’s high-demand, high-growth digital technology opportunities across all industries.

Rules, regulations and compliance measures for employers and employees in Alberta workplaces.

EvolveU is a private, non-profit educational institution designing learning solutions to address the skills gaps in our rapidly-changing digital economy.

An overview of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s programs for hiring global talent.

The application process for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently and take part in our economy.

Resources available to employers seeking to hire foreign workers, both temporary and permanent.

GTA has the tools to grow your technical team, fast. They can source tech talent locally or globally, for contract or hire.

The Global Talent Stream assists certain Canadian employers to hire highly-skilled talent from around the world enabling them to compete on an international scale. Employers who are successfully through the program will be able to expedite the process for hiring foreign nationals through the Global Skills Strategy.

Discover work that inspires with local startups and scaleups. Find your tech role with companies across Alberta. Join our community and get notified when new jobs are added.

Start working in Canada faster through the Global Skills Strategy. We will process most eligible work permit applications within two weeks. Find out if you are eligible for two-week processing.

Gauge your skills against in demand occupations, and chart pathways to upskill or reskill for another industry vertical.

Immigrant Services Calgary provides a wide range of settlement services to immigrants and refugees looking to begin a new chapter of their lives in Canada.

How you can immigrate to Canada, how to protect yourself from fraud and what to expect after you arrive in Canada.

Apply to travel, study, work or immigrate to Canada, apply for citizenship, a permanent resident card or refugee protection.

The Information & Technology Bridging Program is a 26-week training program that provides foreign trained IT professionals, who have education and experience in the IT field, with necessary soft skills and occupational skills training that will prepare them for 10 weeks of Work Experience placement with IT companies.

InnoTech College is an Alberta technology college which has been offering a variety of programs throughout its years of operations, with its current focus being on web development.

Find work right across the province.

Find a job that fits your life.

Search for jobs in Calgary and across Canada.

Monthly labour market indicators from Statistics Canada.

Calgary and area annual and quarterly labour market reports.

LaunchPad by Vog advances the skills of junior software developers to be intermediate level and industry-ready software developers. LaunchPad is unique in its approach teaching you how to develop software using real-world and project inspired challenges.

Lighthouse Labs has partnered with Assembly, Calgary's top coworking space, to bring Web Development Bootcamp and Intro to Web Development courses to YYC! Whether it's a full-time bootcamp or a part-time program, Lighthouse Labs offers coding education from newbie to professional developer. With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors, you'll be ready to translate concepts, break down problems, and continue learning on the job.

Work in Canada’s most adventurous tech city. Find information about career fairs, jobs in tech and upgrading your skills. Follow the people, companies and organizations that make up Calgary's tech ecosystem.

Providing data and information about Local Immigration Partnerships across Canada.

The Women in Technology Program is a free, integrated skills training program that combines employability skills upgrading, technical training (in the field of web development) and hands-on work experience to produce employment outcomes for immigrant and aboriginal women in Calgary.

NPower Canada programs provide participants with free in-demand digital and professional skills training, and connects them to new and rewarding career opportunities with some of Canada’s largest employers.

OCCinfo is your one stop source for up-to-date information on Alberta's occupations, educational programs and schools.

PEO Canada offers integrated employee management services to small and medium businesses across Canada, North America, and beyond.

Calgary’s post-secondary institutions collaborate with – and mutually support – the city’s business, professional, technology, arts, sports and non-profit communities.

Randstad is the global leader in the HR services industry. They support people and organizations in realizing their true potential by combining the power of today’s technology with Randstad's passion for people.

Data-driven insights into Canada's tech startup workforce.

Robert Half provides staffing services for a wide range of industries in and around Calgary, and have a deep understanding of the region’s job market and hiring environment.

Salaries and wages information for Calgary.

How tech labour trends inform decisions and influence economic growth & real estate in 50 U.S. & Canadian Markets.

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

Canada’s Startup Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada.

Canada's Startup Visa (SUV) Program is intended to attract foreign entrepreneurs who wish to establish new, high-growth businesses in Canada which will support innovation and job creation. To be eligible for the Startup Visa under this stream, entrepreneurs must be accepted into a program offered by a designated Canadian business incubator. Platform Calgary is one of the business incubation programs designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Funded by Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute, the Supply Chain Workforce Marketplace is as a free and open resource to help ensure visibility to the available supply chain talent across the country, and to help match this available talent with opportunities.

Teamit focus’s on the top 20% of the candidate base in specific geographic areas and they’ve always believed that the referral network is the most efficient and reliable way to find and hire talent.

TECHCareers, a Manpower Alberta Program, is a no-cost government-funded training program, offering two programs of study: Software Development Training, in partnership with SAIT, and Cybersecurity Training for Immigrants, in partnership with ReTrain Canada, to provide Albertans with professional skills to pivot into the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) fields.

Get technology training for a career in IT.

Are you unemployed? Convert your skill-set and join Calgary’s tech talent pool with Bow Valley College's no-cost Information and Communication Technology training and work placement initiative.

The Tech West Collective is a group of companies who are here to make Alberta an internationally recognized tech powerhouse.

Apply for a visa to work in Canada.

The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that has been serving Calgary for over 30 years. We’ve become an integral part of Calgary’s immigrant-serving community and continue to strive to give newcomers and low-income Canadians the opportunities to find their rightful place in our city.

Hire Tech Talent Fast. Get qualified candidates in 48 hours.

Welcome to Alberta is a settlement mobile app designed to help immigrants and refugees to achieve a smooth and successful transition into their life in Canada by providing centralized services.

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.

Apply for a visa to work in Canada.