A young, well-educated and globally connected workforce is Calgary’s most important asset and those workers get to take on some of the world’s biggest and most important challenge. The pool of highly qualified workers has made Calgary a global talent hub that is home to innovators and entrepreneurs.

Calgary is a city of opportunity that attracts people from around the world seeking a great place to make a living and a life. More than 29 per cent of the population immigrated from elsewhere in the world and Calgary is home to people with 240 different ethnic origins.

 


The numbers are impressive:

  • GDP per capita was $80,811 in 2017 – or 70 per cent above Canadian GDP per capita of $47,441 
  • Average wages and salaries per employee in Calgary in 2017 was the highest in Canada at $75,658
  • Median age of the population is 36.8 with 47.3 per cent in the core working age group of ages 25–54

 

Global municipal competitiveness surveys have consistently ranked Calgary’s people as the city’s best attribute. Calgary has one of the best educated populations in North America and has highest proportion of citizens with STEM degrees in Canada.

The city is also home to the highest concentration of corporate headquarters and second highest small businesses per capita in Canada.

Calgary is home to the highest concentration of corporate headquarters and second highest small businesses per capita in Canada.

Meet the people that live, work and play in Calgary, whose energy sparks our vibrant cultural, creative, and social life.

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