Calgary's Sectors of Focus



As an emerging centre of excellence and innovation in the global aerospace industry, Calgary is moving the world. With expertise in autonomous systems, geospatial data, navigation and communication equipment manufacturing, custom software development and hardware, and manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MMRO).

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Calgary is a centre for agribusiness, driving the sector forward with technical talent, the application of agricultural technologies and financial and business know-how.

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Calgary is the home of creators, storytellers and innovators. Creative Industries is defined as cycles of creation, production, and distribution of goods and services that use creativity and intellectual capital as primary inputs for creative content, economic value and market objectives.

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Calgary has long been known as an energy city and today is being recognized as a leader in the global energy transition. Alberta is Canada’s largest oil and natural gas producer. The province also boasts some of Canada’s best wind, solar, bioenergy and geothermal resources.

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Calgary’s strong financial sector is a catalyst driving growth of fintech firms across the city. The city is an attractive market for firms in the financial services sector due to the concentration of capital-intensive companies, high-deal velocity, large deal size, foreign investments and individual wealth.

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Calgary provides the right conditions for you to increase your global footprint. It’s projected that Calgary’s creative industries sector will spend $566 million on digital transformation from 2022 to 2024, making way for gaming, esports, immersive technologies, animation, and visual effects to be key engines of growth.

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Calgary is leading research and innovation to solve global health issues. Alberta is home to Canada’s largest and only province-wide, fully integrated healthcare system, serving a diverse population of nearly 4.3 million patients. This unified system allows for streamlined access to high quality, robust patient data.

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Calgary businesses are spending billions on digital transformation in every sector. From software to hardware and services, digital transformation is quickly becoming the largest driver of new solutions and technology investments among Calgary businesses.

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Calgary reaches millions of consumers locally and internationally every day as home to one of Canada’s busiest and best-connected airports, major highways north-south and east-west, two of North America’s Class 1 railroads, and efficient access to ocean ports.

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Calgary is an opportunity-rich city.

More than $18.35 billion CDN 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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