As one of North America’s top livable cities with a diverse economy and top talent, Calgary is where innovators can turn bright ideas into billion-dollar businesses.

  • GDP

    Calgary has the highest GDP per capita of major Canadian cities

  • High-tech workers

    Calgary has the highest concentration of high-tech workers of Canadian cities 

  • Head Offices

    Calgary has the highest head office concentration per capita in Canada 

Why Calgary

The vision of our economic strategy, Calgary in the New Economy, is to be the city of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurs who embrace technology to solve the world's greatest challenges: cleaner energy, safe and secure food, efficient movement of goods and people, and better health solutions. In Calgary, anything is possible. 

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Economic indicators

What makes a city so great? Explore key economic indicators well-positioning Calgary as the place to live, work and, play—from GDP, employment, talent attraction, lifestyle, and more.

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Calgary is Opportunity Rich

More than $18.35 billion of investment has been made in Calgary across all sectors since 2015. Explore our interactive investment map to learn more about the foreign direct investment (FDI) that has taken place in Calgary over the past 6 years. 

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Calgary economy in depth

Everything you need to know about Calgary's economy at a glance. See how Calgary compares to Canada's other major Canadian cities – Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. 

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