Edmonton has over 37K registered businesses. Service businesses make majority of businesses in Edmonton and area, by far. In fact, 78.5 percent of all employer businesses in Edmonton were service oriented businesses, compared with 21.5 percent that were goods-producing businesses.
Edmonton had 36,304 businesses in 2015, second in the province. increased 0.63% year-over-year, and increased 17.8% in the last five years.
Ease of doing business in Edmonton is at par with Canada. According to The World Bank 2019 Doing Business Report, Canada is the third easiest country in the world to start a business in. However, its ease of doing business rank is 22 (the ranks range from 1 to 190).
Cost of doing business in Edmonton
Edmonton was ranked by KPMG as having the 2nd lowest business costs among North American cities with population between 1 and 2 million. The province of Alberta has no provincial retail sales-tax, no provincial capital taxes, no payroll taxes (including no health care premiums), and the lowest gasoline tax amongst Canadian provinces.
Total area of Edmonton City proper: 699.8 square kilometres (270.2 square miles)
Total area of the Edmonton Metropolitan Area: 9,532 square kilometres (3,680 square miles)
This statistic shows the number of active employer businesses in the private sector in Canada in 2017, distinguished by province and territories. In 2017, a total of 427,900 private sector employer businesses were active in Ontario.
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