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Alberta: 

Alberta

Alberta - Quick Facts: 

Alberta - Quick Facts Area: 661,190 sq. km (6.6% of national total) Population: 3.1 Million Capital: Edmonton Largest cities: Metro Edmonton (999,000) Calgary (922,000) Lethbridge (72,000) Red Deer (72,000) St. Albert (54,000) Medicine Hat (51,000)

Alberta Profile – Part 1: 

Alberta Profile – Part 1 Alberta’s population (2004): 3.1 million Nearly 3/4 of Alberta’s population live in Edmonton or Calgary. The Chinese-Canadians are the ‘Top Visible Minority Population’ in both Canada and Alberta (2001): Canada: 1,029,395 Calgary: 51,855 Edmonton: 41,290 Source: Statistics Canada

Alberta Profile - Part 2 : 

Alberta Profile - Part 2 Alberta outperforms the rest of Canada in almost all income indicators Alberta’s Family Income: $71,399 CAD Canada’s Family Income: $66,160 CAD Alberta’s Average income: $31,350 CAD Canada’s Average income: $29,769 CAD

Strategic Location: 

Strategic Location Immediate Western Canadian market of more than 9 million Proximity to the western U.S. provides easy access to an overall market of more than 50 million. Alberta’s international airports in Edmonton and Calgary provide excellent air service to both Canadian and international destinations.

Major Sports Events Held in Alberta : 

Major Sports Events Held in Alberta 1988 Winter Olympic Games Universiade 2001 International Track & Field Championship

Alberta - Natural Advantages: 

Abundance of Energy Reserves Abundance of Forest Reserves Excellent Farm Lands Unmatched scenery & unspoiled wilderness Highly skilled, educated & motivated workforce Entrepreneurial Spirit Alberta - Natural Advantages

Positive Business Climate: 

Positive Business Climate The lowest overall taxes in Canada No provincial sales tax No general capital or payroll taxes Entrepreneurial and competitive business community Less regulation to enhance business competitiveness Government eliminated provincial debt A highly skilled and productive workforce A strong science and technology culture World-class infrastructure

Structure of the Alberta Economy: 

Structure of the Alberta Economy

The Economic Results: 

The Economic Results Canada’s fastest growing economy GDP per capita - $40,739 (2003) Product exports over $62.8 billion in 2003 Thriving manufacturing sector Canadian leader in per capita investment $42.2 billion in 2003 Job creation: 47,900 new jobs in 2003. Unemployment rate among lowest in Canada.

Alberta’s Asia Pacific Focus: 

Alberta’s Asia Pacific Focus Alberta’s most important trade partner after the U.S. 3 long standing sister provinces Top 4 trade partners after US: Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan 6 of Alberta’s 10 foreign offices are in Asia Asian economic flu has not diminished Alberta’s interest

Priority Sectors for Exporting to China: 

Priority Sectors for Exporting to China Avionics and aerospace Agriculture and agri-food Building products and Value-added Wood Chemicals and petrochemicals Environmental technologies and services Industrial Machinery and equipment Information and communication technology (ICT)

Alberta’s Exports to China (1999-2003): 

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Alberta 560 779 897 760 786 Canada 2,663 3,697 4,264 4,129 4,760 (In Millions of Canadian Dollar) Alberta’s Exports to China (1999-2003)

Alberta’s Exports to China in 2002: 

Alberta’s Exports to China in 2002

Alberta Representations in China: 

Alberta Representations in China Alberta China Office in Beijing CNPC – Alberta Petroleum Centre Alberta Hong Kong Office Alberta Trade Office in Taipei

Alberta China Office: 

Alberta China Office Contact: Mr. David Wong, Managing Director Canadian Embassy 19 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Beijing 100600 P.R. China Tel: (8610) 6532 3536 Ext. 3610 Fax: (8610) 6532 1304 Email: david.wong@international.gc.ca Website: www.albertachina.com

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CNPC-Alberta Petroleum Centre: 

CNPC-Alberta Petroleum Centre Contact: Mr. Angelo Zia, Alberta Co – Director 2nd Floor, Science & Technology Building 20 Xue Yuan Road, Haidian District Beijing, China 100083 Tel: (8610) 6209 8533/8534 Fax: (8610) 6209 8529 Email: angelo.zia@capcbj.com.cn Website: www.capc.cn

Alberta Hongkong Office: 

Alberta Hongkong Office Contact: Mr. Joseph So, Managing Director Admiralty Centre Hong Kong, China Tel: (852) 2528-4729 Fax: (852) 2529-8115 Email: joe.so@alberta.org.hk Website: www.alberta.org.hk

Alberta Trade Office in Taiwan: 

Alberta Trade Office in Taiwan Li-An Chen Representative Alberta Trade Office in Taipei 13/F, 365 Fu Hsing North Road Taipei, 105, Taiwan Tel: (02)2544-3000 ext: 3370 Fax: (02)2715-1717 Email: lian.chen@international.gc.ca Website: alberta-taipei.com

Alberta China Office Responsibilities: 

Alberta China Office Responsibilities Providing Market Intelligence Facilitating Partnerships, Networks, and Alliances Investment and Business Immigration Government-to-government contact Facilitating exchange of technology and knowledge to improve competitiveness Promote understanding of business and/or cultural environment

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