Population: 1,317,299

Calgary community profile

With a young, ethnically diverse and highly educated population, the City of Calgary is home to 1.1 million people. As 2012 Cultural Capital of Canada, Calgary is home to many world-class attractions including the Calgary Stampede. With a forecasted GDP value of $67 billion in 2012 and the highest concentration of head offices in Canada, Calgary’s 10-year strategy is to be competitive, successful and global by focusing on people and community with emphasis on the energy, finance, manufacturing, transportation and film sectors.

Local employment base
Major centre for global energy industry. Diversification into technology, manufacturing, finance, business services, transportation & logistics, tourism.

Target growth sectors
Energy, financial services, transportation & logistics, technology, manufacturing, film, creative industries, aerospace, health & wellness, sustainable and renewable energy.

For more information:


City of Calgary

​P.O. Box 2100, Stn. M
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2M5
Mail Code #230

t: 3-1-1 or 403-268-CITY (2489) if calling from outside Calgary

Calgary Economic Development
731 1st Street SE
t: 403.221.7831 or toll-free: 1.888.222.5855
f: 403.221.7828