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Alberta Vocational and Technical Schools

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See Yourself in Alberta: Technical, Trade, and Vocational Schools

Home to a diverse arts and cultural community, Alberta, Canada boasts two of Canada's major cultural centers: Edmonton and Calgary. Both Edmonton and Calgary have incredible live theatre, visual arts, symphony, opera, and ballet performances happening all the time, making for a vibrant arts community. Leading the way in supporting economic growth, in addition to having one of the most competitive business tax programs in North America, Alberta has recently started a nine-step Action Plan to provide a supportive environment for growing companies and support a global business environment. According to Statistics Canada Alberta saw an average annual GDP growth of 3.4 percent from 1991 to 2011, making it a great place to start a career. Attending a trade school in Alberta means not only having access to the incredible arts scene, but being able to take part in one of these booming industries:

  • Information, Communications, and Technology. $10 billion in revenues in 2010
  • Agri-Foods. Shipments valued $12.2 billion in 2011
  • Energy Products. $31.6 billion worth of petrochemical and refined petroleum products in 2011
  • Forest Products. $4 billion worth of products in 2011
  • Industrial Machinery and Metal Fabrication. $13.7 billion in revenues in 2011
  • Source: Statistics Canada

Booming Growth in Alberta, Canada Means a Great Future for Trade School Grads

In 2012, Alberta’s population grew by 2.5% - the highest provincial rate of increase and much higher than the Canadian growth rate of 1.1%. According to Statistics Canada, this was due to strong growth in the natural increase (births minus deaths), and in net international and inter-provincial migration. Check out these top growing sectors of Alberta's economy, which are perfect for graduates of vocational, trade, or technical schools (Alberta GDP by industry 2011):

  • Energy. 27.6 percent
  • Finance and Real Estate. 14.1 percent
  • Business and Commercial Services. 9.5 percent
  • Construction. 8.6 percent
  • Retail and Wholesale. 8.1 percent

Whether you're looking to earn a diploma, a degree, or a certificate from one of Alberta's trade schools, you'll be primed to enter this burgeoning economy. Get started on those courses today, and you may start moving towards a future in fast growing province in Canada.

Vocational Schools in Alberta
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