Largest City: Calgary
Climate: Varied, with typically warm summers and cold, snowy winters
Major Industries: oil, agriculture, technology, tourism
The Alberta Experience: Geographically diverse Alberta enjoys prairies, boreal forest, desert badlands, and the famous Rocky Mountains. Booming petroleum and technology industries provide many economic opportunities and a high quality of life (Edmonton and Calgary are the major economic centers).
Study in Alberta: Alberta’s world-class education system is recognized and respected around the globe and serves as an ideal location for any international students interested in studying in Canada. The breathtaking, mountain-and-lake-dotted landscape of Alberta is home to six universities, eleven colleges, and two polytechnic institutes. The booming, petroleum-based economy offers plenty of opportunities for international students wishing to stay in Canada to work after graduation.
The Inside Scoop: Alberta’s Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education facilitates research and innovation opportunities, scholarships, apprenticeships, adult education, and economic development across the province.
From the Ministry’s Office: Alberta’s world-class post-secondary system is recognized and respected around the globe and serves an ideal location for any international student interested in studying in Canada. The Mitacs Global Research Internship program organizes 12-week internships for competitive students from around the world.
Cool Fact: Alberta boasts huge discoveries of dinosaur fossils. Scientists have uncovered complete skeletons of dinosaurs who once roamed all corners of this geologically-mystifying province.
The Ministry’s Website: http://www.eae.alberta.ca/
Learn more: http://www.studyinalberta.ca/post-secondary/