International visitors to Canada hit new peak

Record 20.85 million visitors to Canada in 2017. More than 1.8 million jobs depend on tourism, according to the federal government

International visitors to Canada hit new peakInternational arrivals to Canada reached a new all-time high of 20.85 million in 2017. That’s 4.4 per cent higher than 2016 and surpassed the record high of 20.06 million set in 2002 by 3.9 per cent, Destination Canada reported on Tuesday. “Today's results are yet another reminder of what has been clear for a while…

Alberta wholesale sales push upward

‘The gain in Alberta coincided with the increasing business investment and stability in oil prices,’ said StatsCan

Alberta wholesale sales push upwardSales in Alberta's wholesale sector ended 2017 on a positive note. Statistics Canada reported on Tuesday that sales in the province hit $6.8 billion in December, up 0.9 per cent month-over-month and 10.5 per cent year-over-year. It was the third monthly increase in four months for Alberta. It was a good way to end what…

World’s best brands meet in Banff to share secrets of success

The Gathering, founded by Calgary marketing gurus Chris Kneeland and Ryan Gill, honour brands that enjoy a cult-like following among consumers

World’s best brands meet in Banff to share secrets of successThe Gathering annual marketing conference is once again bringing some of the best and most recognized global brands together in Banff to discuss the latest trends in the industry -- and to celebrate success stories. The annual meeting of the world’s most coveted brands is an opportunity to share secrets and learn from the courageous…

RRSP contributions decline in Calgary and Alberta: StatsCan

Total Calgary contributions of $2.3 billion were 3.5 per cent lower in 2016 than in 2015. Alberta contributions of $5.3 billion were 4.1 per cent lower than in 2015

RRSP contributions decline in Calgary and Alberta: StatsCanCalgary and Alberta experienced significant declines in contributions to registered retirement savings plans (RRSP) in 2016, according to data released on Friday by Statistics Canada. In the Calgary census metropolitan area, the number of contributors in 2016 fell by 3.9 per cent from the previous year to 283,550. That represented 28.5 per cent of all…