Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, Canada, and it’s located on the North Saskatchewan River surrounded by Alberta’s central region. Population: 899,447 (2011 Census).
Edmonton has a humid continental climate, with milder winters than either Regina or Winnipeg have, both further south of Edmonton in latitude. Its average daily temperatures range from a low of -10.4 °C (13.3 °F) in January to a summer peak of 17.7 °C (63.9 °F) in July.
Economy & Employment.
Edmonton is the major economic centre for northern and central Alberta and a major centre for Canadian oil and gas industry. However, Albertas’s economy has been slowing down in the last few years with oil prices on the decline, as well as a low amount of manufacturing exports. Although Edmonton and Calgary have been decoupled as far as job stats go, Edmonton has been able to add jobs.
Edmonton’s geographical location has made it an ideal spot for distribution and logistics. CN Rail’s North American operational facility is located in the city, as well as a major intermodal facility that handles all incoming freight from the port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia.
Much of the growth in technology sectors is due to Edmonton’s reputation as one of Canada’s premier research and education centres. Research initiatives are anchored by educational institutions, mainly the University of Alberta (U of A) as well as government initiatives underway at the Alberta Research Council and Edmonton Research Park.
Here’s more information about visiting and living in Edmonton: https://www.travelalberta.com/ca/places-to-go/northern-alberta/edmonton
Also, we suggest watching this video to learn more about living in Edmonton:
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