Tech in Alberta

Calgary has the highest concentration of high-tech workers in Canada, and the most patents per capita of any Canadian city. Edmonton ranks in the top three cities globally for innovation in artificial intelligence, and is home to more than 1200 promising tech startups. No matter how you look at it, Canada’s “silicon prairie” is booming.

Our tech sector is growing fast...

Working here, you’ll be in good company.

Tech Companies
3,083
Growth Since 2018
149%
Female Tech Founders, Compared to 20% Globally
30%

Alberta companies lead in...

Advanced Manufacturing

Alberta companies like Attatbotics and Quantiam Manufacturing develop high-productivity manufacturing technologies and processes,with government programs to accelerate their adoption.

Artificial Intelligence

Alberta is a global leader in artificial intelligence and machine learning research and development, with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute located in Edmonton.

Clean Tech

Alberta’s clean tech sector creates solutions for the oil, gas, mining, agriculture and forestry industries. Calgary ranks within the world’s top 15 clean tech ecosystems, with companies like Carbon Upcycling Technologies.

Digital Media

Alberta companies are on the leading edge of innovation in digital media, including AR and VR. Some of the world’s most successful video game titles have been developed by Alberta studios like BioWare.

Fin Tech

Alberta is expected to spend $1.1 billion in digital transformation of financial services by 2022, with growing fin tech ecosystems in both Edmonton and Calgary driven in part by Alberta-based financial services companies like ATB.

Success Stories

Alberta companies are tackling some of the world’s greatest problems through technology and innovation.

Post Secondary Institutions

Alberta offers in-person access to world-leading research, state-of-the-art facilities and a robust, collaborative academic community.

Our Technology Ecosystem

The Alberta Innovation Corridor runs from Edmonton to Calgary, uniting both cities in one diverse, supportive ecosystem.

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