Energy drives Alberta’s economy – and its feedstocks drive a competitive petrochemical and biochemical processing industry. The region is home to Alberta’s Industrial Heartland (AIHA), Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region, as well as emerging projects in biochemical innovation. In addition to chemical processing, Edmonton companies dominate in machinery manufacturing, which primarily service the energy/mining, agriculture, and construction sectors.
Job Force & Wage Statistics
As of 2015, approximately 6.83% of Edmonton's overall workforce is employed in the manufacturing sector, and approximately 5.68% of Edmonton's overall workforce is employed in the transportation and logistics sector.
Workers in Edmonton's manufacturing sector make an average wage of $23.99, which is slightly less than Alberta's average of $25.41.