Gains in oil, employment and the GDP are all predicted for next year.
"I certainly notice less trucks and cars parked at the hotels in town overnight."
The national increase was almost entirely driven by Alberta.
EI claims rose 29.4 per cent in the province from January. That compared with a national increase of 6.7 per cent.
In one case, a fake business called Daglo Oil & Gas Co. has been offering jobs through a website in return for a fee paid in advance, he said.
The good news, however, is that it won't last forever.
Springtime is typically oilpatch bonus season. As the grass turns green, car dealerships and upscale stores tend to get busier
It's no secret Alberta continues to be Canada's jobs powerhouse. Edmonton accounted for 40 per cent of new net jobs in Canada
Alberta's capital city is also the job creation capital of Canada, according to Edmonton's chief economist. John Rose says
OTTAWA - Canadians are on the move and heading West in massive numbers in the quest for high-paying jobs and low taxes, a