Our North

Our region represents 60% of Alberta’s landmass and only 9% of the total population. 

Regional Assets:

  • 100% of the province’s mineable oil sands development
  • 21% of provincial crop production
  • 10% of provincial livestock production
  • 86% of the province’s forests

Regional challenges:

  • Growth pressures on physical and social infrastructure
  • A shortage of skilled workers
  • A need for broader economic diversification

Living in the North

This is the right place to start or advance in your career – and the cool thing is that you can find new opportunities just about everywhere. Whether you choose to live in a small town, mid-sized city or way out in the country – you will always be close to great jobs, incredible natural beauty and vibrant community life.

We are Canada’s outback – a vast area of grandiose lakes, mighty rivers, abundant wildlife and untapped wilderness. Outdoor opportunities abound, including mountain biking, horseback riding, canoeing, jet boating, ATVing, and hiking in the summer, and snowmobiling, dog sledding, downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing in the winter. In addition there are the incredible Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)!