Overview

Home to over 500 tech companies across the province, Calgary and Edmonton make up the majority of employment in the sector. Calgary boasts a vibrant startup scene—it became the first city in Canada to develop a multi-system testing area for autonomous systems, including drones and vehicles. The city also launched a driverless shuttle for up to 12 passengers between its zoo and science centre.

Edmonton is a major innovation hub for AI, bioinformatics, and human-machine interaction. Edmonton is home to the University of Alberta, a world-renowned educational institution for artificial intelligence, and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, a globally recognized research centre for Canadian AI.

Provincial population (2019): 4.39 million
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $344.8 billion
ICT NOCs salary average: $85,877
Size of ICT NOCs workforce: ~ 126,500
Share of National ICT NOCs workforce: 9.4%
ICT demand growth forecast (year-over-year, pre COVID-19): 8.9%

ICT Job Data

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