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City of Edmonton


Edmonton Facts

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Population: 1,159,870 (2011)

Location — Western Canada
In the centre of Alberta, gateway to the Canadian Rockies.

One of Canada’s sunniest cities; warm summers with sunshine lasting up to 17 hours per day; snowy November – March.

Edmonton is a booming capital city of over a million people in the centre of Alberta — a province with one of the richest reserves of oil and natural gas in the world.

As one of North America’s fastest growing cities, it has low unemployment and the second highest family incomes in Canada.

Edmonton is a smart city with one of North America’s best public school systems and 10 post-secondary institutions, including the University of Alberta, one of Canada’s top-funded research universities.

Edmonton Features:

  • A growing economy, expecting more than $200 billion invested in major projects over the next 10 years
  • The best employment prospects in Canada across a wide variety of industries
  • The second highest family incomes, and the lowest personal tax burden, in Canada
  • Low business costs and one of the most competitive corporate tax environments in North America
  • World class educational institutions — leaders in scientific and medical research, biotechnology, micro and nanotechnology
  • A health care system ranked as Canada’s best five years in a row
  • Over 30 festivals, including Canada’s longest-running multicultural celebration
  • North America’s largest urban park, 70 golf courses, and aspen parkland one hour away
  • The world’s largest shopping centre, with over 800 shops and 9 world-class attractions
  • A lively arts scene, including 30 theatre companies, visual arts, museums and galleries.



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