Region

Transportation

Alberta’s International Region is strategically located 20 kilometres south of Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city, providing access to a market of 1.2 million consumers within the city and the four surrounding counties. The area is serviced by major highways systems, Canada’s fastest growing major airport, and has access to two Class 1 rail services with an expanded intermodal rail yard.  


Air

  • Edmonton International Airport serves more than 7 million passengers annually
  • Non-stop flights to more than 60 global destinations
  • Regularly scheduled flights to all major Canadian cities
  • 24 hour access year round with no operational or noise restrictions
  • 24 hour customs services
  • EIA has a full range of air cargo services and facilities for all types of aircrafts including the AN 124 (world’s largest cargo aircraft) with linkages to south America, Asia, Europe and the USA. Please refer to the EIA cargo fact sheet for more information. 
  • Expertise in moving heavy and oversized loads for energy industries
  • Among the lowest aviation fees, warehousing and real estate rates, handling charges, fuel costs, and trucking rates in Canada


Rail

  • Regional access to two Class-1 rail services; Canadian Pacific (CP) and Canadian National (CN) railways
  • Access to an expanded intermodal rail yard
  • Access to Port of Prince Rupert for ocean-borne cargo and rail connectivity throughout the continent to points as far east as the port of Halifax, and the cargo hub of Memphis to the south
  • Combined, CP and CN operate approximately 9,600 route kilometers in Alberta and transport about 66 million tonnes into and out of province


Road

  • Access to East-West Connectors, the Yellowhead Highway and Trans-Canada Highway
  • Access to Canamex Highway Corridor which offers connections to both the USA and Mexico
  • Linked to North American Super Corridor (NASCO corridor)
  • Linked to Port of Plains Corridor


Port

  • Region linked by road, rail, and pipeline to Canada’s largest west coast port in Vancouver, BC
  • The Port of Prince Rupert is the closest port to Asia by up to 58 hours of sailing time compared to any other North American west coast port and is the fastest growing port in North America

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Sandra
McIntosh
Special Projects Lead
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 Sandra McIntosh at 780.986.9538 with questions about Business Services programming, regional data, and ongoing studies.
Barbara
McKenzie
Executive Director
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Barbara
McKenzie
Executive Director
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Sandra
McIntosh
Special Projects Lead
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 Sandra McIntosh at 780.986.9538 with questions about Business Services programming, regional data, and ongoing studies.
Barbara
McKenzie
Executive Director
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Sandra
Trueman
Corporate Services Manager
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Mark
Gallant
Business Attraction Lead
Kendall
Franklin
Relationships Lead
Sandra
Trueman
Corporate Services Manager
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Brittany
Hallborg
Corporate Services Manager
Sandra
McIntosh
Special Projects Lead
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Contact
 Sandra McIntosh at 780.986.9538 with questions about Business Services programming, regional data, and ongoing studies.