North-central Alberta along the North Saskatchewan River

Key Industries

Education, oil & gas, finance, retail, and technology


Approximately 1.1 million residents


Kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary

Dubbed “Festival City,” the City of Edmonton is a vibrant city that lives up to the nickname – it hosts between 30 and 50 festivals every year, which run the gamut from music, arts, culture, food, drink, pets, and more. Beyond welcoming visitors for its various celebrations, Edmonton is a great place to call home. With a high standard of living, a strong local economy, multicultural influences, affordable housing, and numerous options for primary to post-secondary education, Edmonton has a lot to offer.

Edmonton radiates north and south from the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. The river valley park system is massive – over seventeen times the size of New York City’s famed Central Park – and growing, adding 190 acres of new parkland in spring 2023.

Nature lovers need only drive 35 minutes to visit Elk Island National Park, where they can spot wildlife, such as the park’s famous free-roaming bison, paddle Lake Astotin, or go hiking. Many enjoy weekends among the Rocky Mountains in Jasper National Park and Banff National Park, about four hours’ drive away. Closer to home, there are numerous provincial parks and recreational areas just a short drive from the city.

It’s easy to see why Edmonton is a top-rated Canadian city for young people. Edmonton offers a high quality of life, with comparatively lower cost of living and more affordable housing than in other cities. Edmonton’s multicultural, multi-ethnic, and globally inspired makeup can take you and your taste buds around the world with myriad restaurants and award-winning microbreweries. There’s a thriving arts and cultural community, with music, visual and performing arts, galleries, and museums to take in. Cheer on the professional hockey and football teams, or visit West Edmonton Mall – the second-largest shopping centre in the Americas, which includes an indoor water park and indoor amusement park. Edmonton International Airport flies to destinations around the world for business or pleasure.

Families with children have access to schools from kindergarten to Grade 12 with public, Catholic, or private options. Many schools offer either French Immersion or French language classes, with a growing number of schools offering classes in languages and cultures from around the world. Youth graduating high school or adult learners have six local post-secondary institutions, including University of Alberta, MacEwan University, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and Norquest College.

To learn more, visit the City of Edmonton website, Explore Edmonton, or the city's Facebook and Instagram pages.


There are four main hospitals in Edmonton, with two operated by Alberta Health Services (AHS), and two operated by Covenant Health. In addition, AHS operates the psychiatric facility, Alberta Hospital.

The University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) is nationally and globally recognized for innovation, teaching and learning. The 855-bed campus encompasses a large complex of hospitals and specialty clinics including the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Mazankowski Heart Institute, and the Cross Cancer Institute, and treats over 700,000 patients annually.

Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) encompasses several specialty clinics, including the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, the Eye Institute of Alberta, and the Indigenous Health Program. The RAH operates 869 beds, and cares for more than 500,000 patients annually.

The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital is the largest free-standing, comprehensive tertiary rehabilitation hospital in Canada, serving patients of all ages who require complex rehabilitation.

Misericordia Community Hospital, operated by Covenant Health, is an acute care hospital located in west Edmonton. Health services include a 24-hour emergency department, ambulatory care, diagnostics, pediatrics, women’s health, geriatrics, general medicine and surgery.

Grey Nuns Community Hospital, operated by Covenant Health, is an acute care hospital located in southeast Edmonton’s Millwoods area and provides a full range of health services including a 24-hour emergency department.

Alberta Hospital has 410 dedicated psychiatric care beds to care for patients and employs a broad range of health professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, registered and psychiatric nurses, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and recreational therapists.

AHS emphasizes teamwork and collaboration across all its departments. Apply today and find your fit!

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