Municipal Investment Attraction Readiness:
October 27 2022 Sylvan Lake
Watch for Event Registration COMING SOON for
Economic Development Practitioners and Officers, CAOs, Planners, Chambers of Commerce, and Commercial Realtors.
CAEP thanks our sponsors:
This session is part of CAEP's Municipal Investment Attraction Readiness Program and will include a regional SWOT analysis supported by funding from CANExport.
Attendees will be help us validate preliminary findings and preview the Sector Profiles already in development. Plan to register early as seating is limited!

November 23 2022 morning
Red Deer

Featured Speaker: Alexander Sergeev
Director Supply Chain Management Process & Performance Cenovus Energy

Alexander (Sasha) is an energetic and passionate Supply Chain professional with ~20 years of diverse international experience in Oil & Gas sector, deep commercial skills, and a track record of delivery in various supply chain roles and jurisdictions. Alexander has been a member of Supply Chain Canada since 2015 and holds SCMP professional designation. He is a Board member for Alberta Institute for Supply Chain Canada, Fellow member (FCIPS) and holds chartered professional status in the UK.

Fall GM Registration Coming Soon.
Board of Directors Nominations Open October 13
For Four Board Positions:
  • 2 Town or Village
  • 1 Country or MD
  • 1 city smaller than 20,000 population.
Nominees must obtain their Council's approval prior to nomination.
Packages will be available on CAEP's website.
March 30 2023 Westerner Park
Red Deer
Registration Only $159 !
Interested in sponsoring? Contact info@caepalberta.com for our Sponsorship Package!
Immigration & the Labour Force
Recently Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC) held a virtual town hall with stakeholders from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Parliamentary Secretary Marie-France Lalonde, on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, as part of this year's consultations on immigration levels.

The presentation on Canada's labour market provided by Iain Reeve, Associate Director, Immigration Research at the Conference Board of Canada offered insights that may useful to your work in your region. View slides from the presentation called "Canada's Labour Market- Stretched to the Brink" here.

Watch for additional material on IRCC's online engagement platform, Let's Talk Immigration. We encourage you to stay tuned and join the conversation if you haven't yet had the chance to share your thoughts and comments.
If you have any feedback or questions, please get in touch with IRCC at IRCC.COMMConsultations-ConsultationsCOMM.IRCC@cic.gc.ca.
CAEP Tourism Investment Opportunity Assessment
Tourism, or the visitor economy, is an emerging industry according to Alberta's Recovery Plan and central Alberta has a lot to offer. Recognizing this, CAEP initiated a grant application on behalf of our membership and in partnership with Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation. CAEP received CARES funding through this ministry to execute this project, commissioning an investment opportunity assessment for tourism with the intention of facilitating product development and supporting capital investment in our region.

The assessment found a range of operators between strongly developed and those in the initial stages of growth. It also identified the need for organization, product focus and marketing of tourism.

Agritourism, Lake Tourism, and Indigenous and Mountain Recreation Tourism were identified as strengths within CAEP's region. To learn more, download the Tourism Investment Opportunity Assessment Report and stay tuned for next steps!
Tech Job & Skills Survey
 Information and Communications Technology Council, which is a Canadian not-for-profit research organization, is conducting a business survey to identify what tech jobs and skills are in-demand in rural Alberta. This survey follows on a previous study that ICTC did about tech job and skills needs in Alberta more generally. Both studies are conducted with support from the Government of Alberta.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete online and we encourage businesses to participate. Through your participation, CAEP will receive and be able to share insights related to the tech job and skills needs in our region, while on a provincial level the study will benefit from a greater representation of Central Alberta.
Alberta Economic News Clips
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Alberta's high-end real estate continues to show...

Canada’s housing market may be cooling, but the luxury market is still a hot commodity, particularly in Alberta with Calgary leading the nation so far this year in sales growth, a new report has revealed.

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Alberta achieved deep cuts to methane emissions

A new case study from the Pembina Institute says reduced methane emissions in the Peace River region of Alberta demonstrates it’s possible to get the oil and gas sector's methane emissions to near zero by 2030.

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iMining Technologies Signs MOU with Invest Alberta to...

Under the terms of the MOU, Invest Alberta will work with iMining to navigate the regulatory ecosystem supporting energy innovation, technology and fintech. Alberta is one of the provinces currently working on blockchain and crypto regulations.

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CAEP Mission
Empower our communities to advance sustainable regional economic development.

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Be recognized across Canada as an innovative and prosperous region. 

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Provide leadership
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