Region

Research & Higher Education

Alberta’s International Region is home to a number of world class research and training facilities.  These facilities have helped to foster a region where a highly skilled workforce is ready to innovate.


Research

  • CanmetENERGY, Canada's knowledge centre for scientific expertise on clean energy technologies, is located in Devon. CanmetENERGY generates knowledge to provide solutions to industry, advice to government policy makers and regulators, and Canadians with relevant information on oil sands and heavy oil issues. CanmetENERGY enters into more than 150 client-sponsored projects per year, including companies ranging from small to major international energy corporations.
  • The Government of Alberta’s research and development expenditures are among the highest in Canada due to annual draws on two research endowment funds currently valued at over $2 billion.
  • Alberta’s provincial Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit is worth up to 10% of a company’s eligible expenditures up to $4 million (for a maximum credit of $400,000).


Higher Education & Training

  • The Enform Nisku Training Facility hosts hands-on training labs built to the exacting specifications and standards of the Canadian petroleum industry. The facility's state-of-the-art equipment and design have earned it a reputation as the finest petroleum training facility in the world. 
  • In September 2014, the Canadian Welding Bureau opened a new state of the art training facility in Nisku, AB. The 18,000 square foot facility provides certification programs as well as educates the next generation of welding professionals.
  • Access to 8 universities, colleges and technical institutions in nearby Edmonton including:
    • University of Alberta
    • Grant MacEwan University
    • Athabasca University (Edmonton Campus)
    • University of Lethbridge (Edmonton Campus)
    • Northern Alberta Institute Of Technology
    • NorQuest College
    • Concordia University College of Alberta
    • King’s University College

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