Immigration to Alberta has slowed due to the pandemic

The number of permanent residents admitted into Alberta from other countries over the second quarter of 2020 was down by 65 per cent (-8,130 people) compared to the same period last year

Immigration to Alberta has slowed due to the pandemicInternational immigration accounted for over half of Alberta’s population growth last year, but has been severely hampered by the pandemic, says a new report by ATB Financial’s Economics & Research Team.  In its daily economic update, The Owl, the financial institution said the number of permanent residents admitted into Alberta from other countries over the…

Consumer confidence tumbles in August

Alberta had been recovering the fastest across regions so far, with the smallest gap (17.9 points) between its August index and its pre-pandemic index

Consumer confidence tumbles in AugustConsumer confidence in Canada tumbled in August as coronavirus cases were on the rise, according to a report released Wednesday by the Conference Board of Canada. The report said the Index of Consumer Confidence declined by 4.1 points to 78.4, reversing three consecutive months of increase. “This month’s decline pushed the index to 42.2 points…

Alberta launches new agency to attract foreign investment

Tanya Fir, Alberta Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, talks about the importance of attracting foreign investment to the province.

Business Insider with Mario Toneguzzi: Tanya Fir, Alberta Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, talks about the importance of attracting foreign investment to the province. Be our Next Guest on Business Insider: Click on the icon below to book a call: Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

#3Things4Neighbours Campaign supporting community

Usman Jutt, President of Chirp Foods, talks about the #3Things4Neighbours campaign he started.

On today's episode of Five Questions with Mario Toneguzzi, Usman Jutt, President of Chirp Foods, talks about the #3Things4Neighbours campaign he started. Be our Next Guest on Five Questions: Click on the icon below to book a call: Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

Vetsie makes veterinary telemedicine an easy process

Alex Chieng and Dr. Steve Boyer, co-founders of Vetsie, talk about the frontrunner in veterinary telemedicine and how their system works.

On today’s episode of Business Insider with Mario Toneguzzi, Alex Chieng and Dr. Steve Boyer, co-founders of Vetsie, talk about the frontrunner in veterinary telemedicine and how their system works. Be our Next Guest on Business Insider: Click on the icon below to book a call: Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our…

Growing anger among Canadian small business owners

CFIB estimates 158,000 small firms (one in seven) may close

Growing anger among Canadian small business ownersThere’s a growing anger on the part of Canadian business owners that they are slipping through the many cracks of government support programs and they’ve launched an online petition demanding changes. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is leading the initiative. “Small businesses have been battered by months of closures, reduced sales and new…

Looking at projects holistically a key to consulting

Pietro Di Zanno, President of Di Zanno and Associates in Calgary, talks about what differentiates him from other consultants out there

On today’s episode of Five Questions with Mario Toneguzzi, Pietro Di Zanno, President of Di Zanno and Associates in Calgary, talks about what differentiates him from other consultants out there. Be our Next Guest on Five Questions: Click on the icon below to book a call: Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our…

Capital spending in Alberta’s oilpatch continues to decline

While still significant at $16.6 billion, this year’s spending will be 30 per cent (-$7.1 billion) below the amount spent in 2019 and 58 per cent (-$228 billion) below the 10-year average

Capital spending in Alberta’s oilpatch continues to declineCapital spending in Alberta’s oil and gas extractions sector in 2020 will be the lowest it has been since at least 2006 when the current data series began, according to a report by ATB Financial’s Economics & Research Team. “While still significant at $16.6 billion, this year’s spending will be 30 per cent (-$7.1 billion)…

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Christy Holtby, Managing Director of Partnership and Sales with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, explains what Artificial Intelligence is

On today's episode of Business Insider with Mario Toneguzzi, Christy Holtby, Managing Director of Partnership and Sales with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, explains what Artificial Intelligence is. Be our Next Guest on Business Insider: Click on the icon below to book a call: Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

CNRL acquiring Painted Pony Energy

Acquisition consists of a cash consideration of $0.69 per share and it will also assume Painted Pony’s total debt of approximately $350 million

CNRL acquiring Painted Pony EnergyCanadian Natural Resources Limited has entered into an agreement to acquire Painted Pony Energy Ltd.  In a news release, CNRL said the acquisition consists of a cash consideration of $0.69 per share and it will also assume Painted Pony’s total debt of approximately $350 million.  CNRL said Painted Pony’s land and production are located within…
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