Life in Alberta

You can have it all in Alberta’s two largest cities - the excitement and vibrancy of a major urban centre, the friendly, welcoming atmosphere of a small town, and stunning natural landscapes to explore. Both Calgary and Edmonton are lively, diverse, livable and affordable, with enough festivals, activities and culture to keep your calendar full year round.

A welcoming place, full of opportunities

Free Healthcare
Median Household Income
Average Age in Alberta


Working in Calgary, you can clock out at 5:00 and be skiing in the mountains by 6:00. Or stay in town and take advantage of everything North America’s most livable city has to offer. With a wealth of dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities, plus events like the famous Calgary Stampede, there’s plenty to explore.

One of the world’s top 20 cities 
for work-life balance.

  • Average home price: $473,010
  • Median household income: $102,570
  • Immigrant population: 25% of all Calgarians
  • Alberta tech companies located here: 58% of total


With over 50 festivals per year, including North America’s largest fringe theatre festival, there’s always something to do in Edmonton. Alberta’s capital city offers a thriving arts and culture scene, more green space than any other North American city and 325 days of sunshine a year.

The most affordable major 
city in Canada.

  • Average home price: $401,390
  • Median household income: $95,840
  • Immigrant population: 20% of all Edmontonians
  • Alberta tech companies located here: 30% of total

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