Advanced Manufacturing is a vibrant sector comprised of energy, chemical, equipment, and metal fabrications. The sector has roots and continues to build upon the strength of the energy industry. Alberta’s International Region has attracted manufacturing entrepreneurs and investment that has fueled innovation in numerous economic sectors. A number of globally renowned manufacturing companies are located in Alberta's International Region.
In September 2014, the Canadian Welding Bureau opened a new state of the art training facility in Nisku, AB. The 18,000 square foot facility provides certification programs and educates the next generation of welding professionals.
Industry Fast Facts
In Alberta, this sector produced a total revenue of $14.5 billion in 2013. The three largest contributors are oil and gas field machinery (35.5%), architectural and structural metals (17.5%) and pumps and compressors (8.5 %).
Manufacturing sales in Alberta are up 9.1% YTD in 2014.
Manufacturing sales in Alberta reached $26 billion YTD in 2014.
138,500 people are employed in the manufacturing sector in Alberta. This industry is expected to account for 6.2% of total employment in Alberta in 2015.