Job growth reflects economic recovery


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If you’re like me, you might find the constant deluge of pandemic news overwhelming at times.

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So today, I’d rather like to highlight some good news by talking about great progress on the job creation front and in the Alberta economy. The good news is that Alberta’s stimulus package is working. Several months of major economic investment and job growth are clear signals that our economic recovery is well underway.

One of the most significant developments recently is Dow Chemical’s announcement of its intention to build the world’s first net zero carbon ethylene complex right here in Alberta. This multibillion-dollar project could be the largest private investment in Alberta’s economy in decades, and it has the potential to generate countless job opportunities in the construction and construction phases. exploitation of its development. Given this project’s proximity to Strathcona County, I would expect many local families to benefit from the jobs and associated economic activity it creates in our own backyard.

By choosing Alberta as the host for this project, Dow Chemical underscores Alberta’s growing global leadership in emission reduction technologies. This will be a key factor in the diversification and continued growth of Alberta’s energy sector, and it is another clear signal that Alberta is once again becoming a destination of choice for businesses to invest their capital.

With the Alberta economy on the rise, we are now seeing the number of jobs rebound in every corner of the province. According to Statistics Canada, Alberta has now experienced three consecutive months of significant job growth, adding 59,100 jobs since July. Our province has now restored all the jobs lost since the start of the pandemic. Returning jobs to Alberta is a critical factor in our economic recovery and clearly demonstrates that our plan is working. Albertans are returning to work and this is great news for our province.

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Not only are we seeing activity in our traditional industries like energy, but booming industries like technology and entertainment are also on the rise. HBO’s The Last of Us series – the largest television production in Canadian history – is currently filming in locations across the province. High River recently received $ 100,000 in compensation after hosting the film crew. These funds will be used for exceptional projects benefiting the city. This is just one example of the positive economic benefits that we are seeing thanks to our government’s efforts to stimulate the economy.

This fall, Albertans can look forward to more job creation and economic growth in our key sectors. As we approach the next sitting of the Legislative Assembly, I want you to know that our united Conservative caucus will remain focused on returning investments to our province and getting Albertans back to work.

Nate Glubish is the Member of Parliament for Strathcona-Sherwood Park. If you have any questions about this column or any other provincial government issue, they would love to hear from you. Contact the Glubish Constituency Office at 780-416-2492 or by email at [email protected]


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