Calgary

Calgary

Location


South-central Alberta on the Bow River

Key Industries


Energy, finance, film & television, and technology

Population


Approximately 1.4 million residents

Schools


Kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary

On a clear day, you can see where the prairies collide with the Rocky Mountains – staccato peaks thrusting into the sky above flat grassland. Here, situated along the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers, the City of Calgary’s sprawling, glittering metropolis is punctuated by its distinctive skyline: the Saddledome football stadium, Calgary Tower, and Bow Tower among the downtown core’s skyscrapers.

Calgary is ranked the third most livable city in the world and takes the number one ranking in North America. It also receives the most sunshine annually of any Canadian city. It is also one of the world’s cleanest cities and one of the top-ranked cities for young people. With great amenities, an outstanding quality of life, a thriving local economy, and an exceptional lifestyle, Calgary is an excellent place to work and live.

Calgary is often called the economic hub of Alberta, with numerous industries contributing to the economy. In addition, Calgary has a comparatively lower cost of living and lower average housing costs than other major Canadian centres.

All of Calgary comes together for the world-famous Calgary Stampede with parties, stage performances, pancake breakfasts, a midway, and the rodeo itself to enjoy. Outside of Stampede week, Calgary keeps a full calendar of events and also offers shopping, dining, and the arts as well as professional hockey and football teams. Calgary has a multiethnic, multicultural flavour with something for everyone.

Calgary enjoys close proximity to the mountains’ majesty, with Banff National Park only 1.5 hours’ drive, and the alpine town of Canmore just an hour away. After hosting the 1988 Olympic Games, Calgary Olympic Park remains open to the public in all seasons for a wide variety of sports and activities, from mountain biking and downhill karting in summer to ski jumping and a bobsled track in winter.

Calgary has educational options for all ages and stages, including K-12 public, Catholic, Francophone, charter, and private schools. University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, Alberta College of Art and Design, and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology are among the 15 post-secondary institutions offering career training and adult learning options.

To learn more, check out the City of Calgary website, Visit Calgary, or the city's Facebook and Instagram pages.

Facilities

Work in world-class facilities, including the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and University of Calgary’s leading-edge research on cancer, cardiovascular, diabetes, joint injury, arthritis and genetics. Whatever your interests, you’ll find your work-life balance in Calgary.

Alberta Children’s Hospital is the largest public hospital for children in the Prairie Provinces with 141 beds and 34 specialty clinics. It offers a full range of services including a 24-hour emergency room.

The Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre is a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility providing cancer treatment services and a cutting-edge cancer research hub. It is set to open in 2024 with more than 160 inpatient beds, over 100 chemotherapy chairs, and 12 radiation vaults.

Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) is a distinguished Canadian facility. It is one of two leading stroke centres in Canada and has one of the best ICUs in the world. FMC has the first and most powerful movable MRI machine in the world and was the site of the first robotic surgery to remove a brain tumor in Canada.

The Peter Lougheed Centre is a comprehensive full-service hospital with over 600 beds. Services include a 24-hour emergency department, ICU, and ambulatory care with over 34 specialty clinics including cardiology, general surgery, and family medicine.

Rockyview General Hospital is a 650-bed full-service hospital noted for its urology department. Among its departments and services, Rockyview offers 19 clinics and includes maternity and newborn programs, mental health and psychiatric services, and Seniors’ Health. The Lions Eye Bank, a regional centre for donated tissue for corneal transplants, is housed in the RGH.

South Health Campus is a full-service hospital that has over 640 beds and includes emergency, ICU, and day surgery units. This facility serves over 200,000 outpatients annually and has a long list of available programs and services.

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