President's Note 

Recognizing Cornerstone Companies - A Call for Nominations

While Alberta is experiencing an outstanding period of tech sector growth - it doesn't mean that we will not see some ups and downs. In times of recession, large corporations will down-size - creating opportunities for SME's to staff up. Venture capital-funded companies experience bursts of hiring, which often require further funding rounds to maintain numbers or growth. Alberta's tech companies come in all shapes and sizes and stages - Start-ups, Scale-ups, SME's, Corporations - and each with various business models, cultures, and talent and financial needs.

Alot of excitement and momentum can be generated by the Venture Capital funding model, and VC-funded companies can be easier to follow due to funding announcements - but how do we recognize other models, like the value generated by our Cornerstone Companies?  Alberta's Cornerstone Companies are often our un-sung heroes, whose growth is largely supported through customer-generated revenues - scaling-up as new projects and over-all market demand for their products and services allow, with a commitment to staying in Alberta and building community by developing long-term relationships with local post-secondaries, and more. These companies don't often make the news - but they do make for great work environments, where your co-workers can be mentors with years of experience with the company, and are part of the corporate culture of "building to last" and "building to stay".  Cornerstone Companies are also great for customers who are looking for reliable service and product providers - providers who will likely be available for years to come.

So how many Cornerstone Companies do you know, that are currently delivering for Alberta's tech sector, communities, and economy? We would love to hear from you - so send along any names of companies that you feel are Alberta Cornerstone Companies to - and help us recognize them in their role, in building Alberta's tech community,
  Gail Powley, P. Eng
  President, Technology Alberta

Technology Alberta Jobs Programs 

-Company Application

-Student Application

FOR Alberta Tech SME Companies/Employers - An easy-to-use Government of Alberta Work-Integrated-Learning Grant Program that provides funding for you to engage Alberta Talent for your projects - no matching required

FOR Alberta Student/New Graduate Job-Seekers - Connect with Alberta employers, through a part-time paid-work experience program, while increasing your networks.  Note - Space is Limited: Tech companies which have not previously participated in this pilot program - and offer great student opportunities - will be given priority

Want more Information? Join in on our Information Sessions:

Job Seekers: 

Tech Companies: 

TechnologyAlberta Jobs Programs are Funded by the Government of Alberta

Interested in a job where you can make a difference, as well as grow your network with champions from Alberta's Tech Sector?

Apply now - Positions include both full-time and part-time opportunities in: Program Evaluation, Data Analysis, Project Management, Grant Writing, Marketing & Events, Communications and Social Media.  

See the Careers Section on our website, and Apply Now

Featured Events 

Thursday Feb 16: Drone Conference

  • LIve from Medicine Hat: presented by APEX and Alberta Innovates- Watch-Parties Across the Province
  • Live-Stream and Local Events- Edmonton Location: Co-hosted by Technology Alberta and ERIN
  • Part of Technology Alberta's Innovation Community and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Co-Host Series
This 1-day FREE event brings together industry (Ag, Energy, Mining, Forestry, and Safety) alongside municipalities, policymakers, post-secondary institutions, regional innovation networks and drone-industry experts across Alberta. Projections put the global commercial drone market on track to grow from $8.15 billion in 2022 to $47.38 billion by 2029 (Fortune Business Insights, 2022).

Register before Feb 1st to be entered to win a Drone (DJI Tello) Note: Select a viewing location that works best for you - with more than 8 options across Alberta!

Canadian Hydrogen Convention is the largest hydrogen event in North America and will examine in detail the enormous progress that has been made by the industry on the path to net zero. Over 1000 conference delegates at this year’s most important hydrogen conference that will feature 30 international companies and 150 speakers showcasing hydrogen as a key path to decarbonization and net zero.

Register now to hear from energy professionals from all over the world presenting technical courses on April 25-26, 2023, and the main conference on April 25-26, 2023.
2023 Economic Outlook Luncheon - Strathcona County
Tue, 31 January 2023, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 401 Festival Lane Sherwood Park
Tech Tuesdays @ the ETC | Connecting university research and industry
Tue, 31 January 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 112 4 Avenue Southwest Suite 1500 Calgary

Growing the North Conference
February 21 - 23, 2023
Location: Evergreen Park, County of Grande Prairie


Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Awards!

Do you know someone who embodies entrepreneurial spirit and shows outstanding leadership?
Nominate them by March 1 - submit their name and business for consideration here!

Community Services Recovery Fund

The Government of Canada has launched the Community Services Recovery Fund to support Community Service Organizations (non-profit, Indigenous Governing bodies and registered charities) as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. Applications are now being accepted through the National Application Portal found on their website

All applications must be submitted by February 21, 2023, at 5:00 PM PT. 

A wealth of information available here.

For those requiring additional assistance, we are holding two information workshops: 

Date: Wednesday, February 1st 4:00 to 5:30 pm and 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: NABI (Northern Alberta Business Incubator) 200 Carnegie Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 5A7
Please email: or call:  780-458-8351 to secure your seat.

Alberta Colleges Rank Highly Among Top 50 research polytechnics and colleges in Canada for 2022

Research Infosource Inc.’s Top 50 Research Colleges ranking was released Wednesday, Jan. 25, with:
  • 3 Alberta colleges ranked among the top 10 (SAIT, NAIT, and Olds College);
  • and 6 Alberta colleges recognized overall (including Lethbridge, Lakeland, and Red Deer Polytechnic).

The entire list can be viewed here - - and CONGRATULATIONS all!

Alberta Companies Hiring This Week  


Discover Coding - Currently hiring and expanding in Grande Prairie - Lead Instructor, and Hiring Program Manager, Lead Instructor, and Technical Instructor in Edmonton.

More Info

ABTEC 4000

Each month, 40 tech companies from Edmonton, Calgary, and across Alberta are profiled. Below you'll find 10 of the Alberta SMB (Small-to-Medium-sized Businesses) technology companies that collectively over the year are part of the over 400 companies that are hiring for 4000 new positions that make up this year's ABTEC4000Click any company below to visit their website directly, or go to Technology Alberta’s website.

The Crop Management Network is a joint venture comprising of local employee ownership. With locations in Alliance, Camrose, Castor, Daysland, Edberg, Fort Saskatchewan, Holden, Vegreville, Stettler, Onoway and Mayerthorpe; coupled with our integrated logistics company we are Alberta’s largest independent retail network.

Open positions - Edberg: CMN Summer Intern


Cavalier provides cutting-edge temporary and transportable equipment solutions. Our goal is to use equipment in a way that promotes lean operations and excellent performance. We provide a wide range of products, including power generation, site and area lighting, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), Compact Utility Equipment, Surveillance Products, and Air Compression, among others.

Open positions - Sturgeon County: Design Engineer

Innova Technology provides integrated software and technology solutions that moves a business forward with efficiency and improved productivity. We are expert in high-tech solutions that identifies the needs and scope of improvements by using cutting edge technologies.

Open positions - Edmonton: Database Analyst

LawDepot empowers users to create their own custom legal forms and documents. Join us and help deliver our innovative Legal Cloud vision.

Open positions - Edmonton: Software Developer, Market Research Analyst, Digital Product Owner, Others.

BIS - Our software has been instrumental in helping companies significantly improve their safety, and specializes in both learning and compliance applications. With our mobile app SafeTapp, we now bring this same functionality out of the office and into the field. There’s a lot to be excited about at BIS.

Open positions - Sherwood Park: Software Developer

Greenpath - Our mission is to advance methane emission management in the energy industry. We want to be partners in moving fugitive and vented emissions management beyond regulatory compliance. We want to build a cleaner, more efficient industry.
Open positions -Grande Prairie: Fugitive Emission Technician

Orennia provides a customizable data and analytics platform, coupled with access to actionable insights to help companies understand micro and macro level trends in the energy transition space to make better investment decisions.

Open positions - Calgary: Analyst (Renewables & Energy Transition), Data Manager - Renewables.
Spatial Technologies is an established supplier of measurement solutions to the Western Canada Geomatics, Exploration, Engineering and Construction market. Spatial Technologies provides high quality measurement solutions and machine automation to help our clients improve productivity, efficiency and margin.

Open positions - Calgary: Technical Support and Trainer - Geomatics Technologies

AIP takes on the toughest industrial business challenges to solve them with machine design technologies. By 2025, we aim to make $1 Billion dollars of impact, by 2030, $10 Billion. Our clients are as varied as the projects we undertake, from climate and cleantech, through energy sector and industrial manufacturing

Open positions - Calgary:  Automotive Designer
The North Peace Applied Research Association (NPARA) is a non-profit, producer driven organization that has been in operation since 1988 The North Peace Applied Research Association’s mission is to serve farmers within the County of northern Lights and the M.D of Peace #135, and to meet the special needs that results from our unique climatic, geographic and soil conditions.

Open positions - Manning: Soil Health Research Intern
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