Edmonton

ABOUT

 
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WHY
EDMONTON?

Edmonton can best be described as quietly confident. Bold and brash has never been our style. We put our energy into getting things done and always have. 

Our history dates back to the fur trade where business was conducted on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River that winds its way through the city.Our history dates back to the fur trade where business was conducted on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River that winds its way through the city.Our history dates back to the fur trade where business was conducted on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River that winds its way through the city.

 
 
 

1.3
MILLION
PEOPLE.

Located in the heart of the western Canadian prairies, Alberta’s capital city is home to 1.3 million people who embody the welcoming spirit that is a hallmark of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.

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WE'RE THE 5TH LARGEST CITY IN CANADA.

Vibrant and Growing, Edmonton is a city that welcomes newcomers and embraces a spirit of collaborative community. Five minutes here and you're one of us.


 
 
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24X MUNICIPALITIS AROUND ALBERTA'S
CAPITAL.

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region is represented by 24 municipalities around Alberta’s capital city, Edmonton. Included in this region are five counties, four cities, 11 towns, and three villages. The region covers 11,993 square kilometres, accounts for 1.9% of Alberta’s land mass, and for 31.8% of Alberta’s population. 

 
 
 

OVER 5 BILLION
INVESTED.

More investment and growth than any other major market in North America.

Between now and 2020, the city will see over $5 billion invested in the development of residential towers and retail spaces, office towers, new hotels, educational institutions, arts and culture facilities, and light rail transit.

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MORE THAN 95,000 STUDENTS.

Edmonton’s six publicly funded post-secondary institutions and numerous private training schools specialize in health, biotechnology, manufacturing, and machine learning and artificial intelligence.


 
 
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YOUNG, SMART
AND READY.

Grow your business with a young, passionate team.

People. It's what every business relies on to succeed. As one of Canada's youngest and fastest growing cities, we have a ready-to-go talent pool. In 2015 Edmonton’s population grew 2.4 percent, or 31,665 people, the third-highest growth rate in Canada. The Edmonton’s region median age of 36.5 years makes it the second-youngest major centre in Canada. Access to a young, motivated and skilled labour pool within the Greater Edmonton region ensures industry has the skills it needs to be successful.

 
 
 

A PLACE
TO CALL HOME.

Over 350 mature and new neighbourhoods allow residents to choose a home that fits their family’s lifestyle. These neighbourhoods are occupied by 18 public libraries and 20 recreation centres available to residents in all corners of the city. Over 460 parks means an abundance of green space, with Edmonton’s lush North Saskatchewan River Valley measuring in at 22 times the size of Central Park.

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