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Alberta’s Tech Sector


From artificial intelligence to clean energy, Alberta’s broad tech scope is contributing to a diversified economy, cleaner and sustainable environment, and healthier communities.

Advanced technology is the third-largest industry driving Alberta’s economy. In 2015, the province’s ICT industry generated $15.6 billion in revenues. In 2015, over 7 percent of businesses in Alberta were in the technology sector, the second-highest proportion in Canada (source: Brookfield Institute The State of Canada’s Tech Sector 2016).

According to CBRE Limited’s annual study scoring Canadian cities on how they appeal to tech workers and companies, Edmonton’s burgeoning tech industry has seen a 26% increase in jobs since 2014. Adding more than 5,800 tech jobs in the past five years, Edmonton has moved into 10th spot in CBRE Limited’s annual study. Calgary is in 6th spot on the list.

HR Tech Group in Alberta
HR Tech Group is a non-profit association of HR professionals in the tech industry. We are the producers of Western Canada's leading Tech Salary Survey and we provide thought leadership, training, collaboration channels and tech sector data. Our member community is instrumental to tech industry growth, and is connected through knowledge exchange, strong professional and mentoring networks, and the sharing of benchmark data. Our 600+ members lead and influence the HR, people and culture practices at over 200 of BC and Alberta’s tech employers.

In 2020, we expanded our support to Alberta’s tech sector and we have  a growing number of Alberta members!

Your membership within our group will provide you with access to benefits buying power, our Tech Salary Survey (as a participant), various learning events, diversity and inclusion resources, mentorship, a collective voice to government and more!

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Memberships start at only $395 CAD per year!

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Expanding our Tech Salary Survey into Alberta

Our group, in partnership with Mercer, releases the annual Tech Salary Survey in early September each year. For more than 20 years this survey has been the definitive resource for the tech sector in BC, setting a new standard and providing tremendous value for our members.

Starting in 2020, the survey began including data for both BC and Alberta. Our 2021 Tech Salary Survey includes Alberta-specific data cuts for 120 positions! 

This 2021 survey is available for purchase.  

The 2021 survey provides compensation data from over 25,000 incumbents in 184 tech companies and tech divisions in tech subsectors such as Information and Communications Technology, Digital Media and Gaming, Clean Tech, Life Sciences, Engineering Services, Wireless, Visual FX, Animation and more!
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Key Features of our Survey
Data on over 200 positions analyzed by size, type of organizations, and sub industry
Employment practices such as salary forecasts, overtime, perks and benefits, vacation and paid time off
Incumbent weighted and company weighted statistics for all cash compensation results
Comprehensive statistics, including upper and lower decile, quartile, median and average
Data can be viewed by tech sub sector, size of business, geography, annual revenue and number of employees
Details on short and long-term incentive awards and attraction and retention metrics

To participate in this Tech Salary Survey and have access to robust and relevant industry  data , become a member today.

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