Fast Facts: Edmonton is considered as the second largest and capital city of the Alberta province of Canada. Located along the North Saskatchewan River, the city is also known as the fifth largest municipality in Canada. Residents of the area are commonly called Edmontonians.
Rankings: Reported by the Financial Times’ fDi magazine as the fifth “best development and investment promotion” as well as the “best economic potential”.
Hailed names: The metropolitan of Edmonton is known for many names, among them are: “Canada’s Festival City” as many festivals are celebrated in the region within a year, as well as “Gateway of the North” and “Oil Capital of Canada” because of its large oil, diamond and petrochemical deposits.
Economy and major employers: While career opportunities are centred in the city’s oil and mining industry, financial centres and local institutions can never be taken for granted. Among the top companies that employ many work forces are Canadian Western Bank, ATB Financial, Servus Credit Union, TC Canada Trust and Manulife Financial
Retail markets in Edmonton also increase the city’s financial state. Among the biggest retail markets are The Brick, Katz Group, AutoCanada, Boston Pizza, Shaw Communications, XS Cargo and Empire design. The metropolitan is also home of the Westmount Centre, Canada’s first ever mall, and the West Edmonton Mall, the 10th largest mall around the world.