City Profile – Edmonton; Comprehensive overview of the city, PEST analysis and analysis of key industries including technology, tourism and hospitality, construction and retail.

Edmonton Metropolitan area, also referred to as Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), is the capital city of Alberta province in Canada. The area's economy accounts for 4.4% of the national GDP. The area’s economy is estimated to grow by the recovery in energy prices and rising global demand in near future.

“City Profile Edmonton” provides historical and forecast data on key city level metrics along with analytical coverage of the latest political, economic, social, technological, infrastructural, legal and environmental issues affecting Edmonton.

The report contains detailed tourism, retail, construction, technology and public infrastructure data and insight into economic, social, and industry trends.


– The service sector mainly drives the economic growth of the area, accounting for 52.3% of total GVA.

– Edmonton metropolitan area is one of the top international tourist destinations in Canada, loaded with abundant natural resources.

Reasons to buy

- Gain a comprehensive knowledge of future economic and demographic trends and understand the performance of various sectors within the city.

- Analyze and understand the business environment in the city to align your investment and expansion strategies.

- The report helps to drive a conclusion in choosing a suitable city to invest or expand according to your business structure.

Explore new opportunities in the hospitality, tourism, construction, real estate and retail sectors.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

City Snapshot 2

PEST Analysis 6

Political 6

Economic 7

Social 16

Technology and Infrastructure 21

Communications 21

Internal Transport Networks 21

Connectivity 22

Airports 23

Business Environment Analysis 24

Travel and Tourism 25

Tourism Flows 25

Hotels 26

Attractions 27

Events 28

Construction and Real Estate 29

Investment 29

Real Estate Market 30

Retail 31

Retail Market 31

Consumption, Income and Prices 31

Appendix 32

Sources 32

Further Reading 32

Ask the Analyst 32

About MarketLine 32

Disclaimer 32

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Edmonton CMA – key facts, (estimates), 2018 2

Table 2: Edmonton CMAreal GDP growth, 2000-25 9

Table 3: Edmonton CMA economic growth comparison (Index 2010=100), 2000-25 11

Table 4:Edmonton CMA GDP per capita comparison, 2000-25 (US$) 13

Table 5: Edmonton CMA employment structure, 2000-25(% of total) 15

Table 6: Edmonton city main universities, 2018 16

Table 7: Edmonton CMA population comparison, 2000-25 (million) 18

Table 8: Edmonton CMA population by age, 2000-25 (% of total) 20

Table 9: Edmonton city mass transit network indicators, 2017 21

Table 10: Edmonton CMA Edmonton International Airport, key airport indicators, 2015-18* 23

Table 11: Edmonton city prime office rent, Q3 2018 24

Table 12: Alberta province international tourist by continent of residence 26

Table 13: Edmonton city – key hotel indicators 27

Table 14: Edmonton city MICE and other events 28

Table 15: Edmonton CMA construction units, 2016-17 29

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Edmonton CMA real GDP growth, 2000-25 8

Figure 2: Edmonton CMA economic growth comparison (Index 2010=100), 2000-25 10

Figure 3: Edmonton CMA GDP per capita comparison, 2000-25 12

Figure 4: Edmonton CMA employment structure, 2000-25(% of total) 14

Figure 5: Edmonton CMA population comparison, 2000-25 17

Figure 6: Edmonton CMA population by age, 2000-25 (% of total) 19


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