Alberta is made up of a diverse set of cultures and communities that are home to many world-class services. Life in Alberta provides many opportunities for you and your family. Families in Alberta typically enjoy a higher family income than other parts of Canada. In the 2016 Canadian Income Survey, Alberta families earned a median income of $92,800 after tax. This is well above the Canadian average of $78,400.
Lower cost of living
Alberta offers many cost-of-living advantages, such as:
- no provincial health-care premiums
- no provincial sales tax (PST)
- tax rebates and credits to further help with your finances
Residents in every other province pay up to 10% in addition to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid by all Canadians.
Community and lifestyle
Our communities are part of what make Alberta such a great place to live. They range from small, rural towns to our two major cities, Calgary and Edmonton. There are many places you could live, each with its own unique character, and plenty of opportunities for work across the province, including in smaller rural towns.