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Alberta’s two main hubs are the beautiful cosmopolitan city of Calgary and the capital city Edmonton.

Calgary, nicknamed “Cowtown,” is Alberta’s largest city. Calgary’s economy mostly consists of energy, financial services, film and television, transportation and logistics, technology, manufacturing, aerospace, health and wellness, retail, and tourism.

Edmonton, sitting on the North Saskatchewan River, is nicknamed the “Festival City,” for celebrations being held year-round. Edmonton is also home to North America’s largest mall, West Edmonton Mall.

Alberta’s current population is around 4,280,127 with 80% of the population being native English speakers.

In-demand professions in the province of Alberta

  • Legislators
  • School Principals and Administrators of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Managers in Social, Community and Correctional Services
  • Fire Chiefs and Senior Firefighting Officers
  • Escort Agency Managers
  • Massage Parlour Managers
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers
  • Professional Occupations in Religion
  • Authors and Writers
  • Musicians and Singers
  • Actors and Comedians
  • Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists
  • Court Officers and Justices of the Peace
  • Dental Laboratory Assistants/Bench Workers
  • Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (only those without certification as a Child Development Worker (Level 2) or Child Development Supervisor (Level 3) through Alberta Children’s Services – Child Care Staff Certification Office)*
  • Other Instructors
  • Other Religious Occupations
  • Other Performers, n.e.c. Artisans and Craftspersons
  • Athletes
  • Real Estate Agents and Salespersons
  • Home Child Care Providers
  • Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants
  • Casino Occupations
  • Other Personal Service Occupations
  • Taxi and Limousine Drivers and Chauffeurs
  • Trappers and Hunters
  • Other Sales Related Occupations
  • Operators and Attendants in Amusement, Recreation and Sport
  • Other Service Support Occupations, n.e.c. Harvesting Labourers
  • Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance
  • Labourers Aquaculture and Marine
  • Harvest Labourers
  • Mine Labourers

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