Towards a Western Canada Growth Strategy


September 11, 2018 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Western Economic Diversification Canada

The Western Canada Growth Strategy will be a roadmap to build an innovative and diverse western Canadian economy by:

  • Identifying shared priorities to grow the economy;
  • Increasing collaboration with those who make a difference in your economy, such as business, industry, academia, Indigenous Peoples, and different levels of government; and
  • Engaging western Canadians to drive economic growth opportunities.

Understanding the needs of businesses, thought leaders, Indigenous Peoples, rural communities, women, youth, and new immigrants, the strategy will help western Canadians pursue new opportunities for growth, including:

  • Growing emerging industries and transforming traditional sectors;
  • Diversifying exports and capturing rising demand from emerging markets;
  • Making small businesses more competitive and helping them to scale-up;
  • Increasing entrepreneurship opportunities for Indigenous Peoples, women, youth, and new immigrants;
  • Helping get innovative products and services developed and into the hands of consumers; and
  • Equipping western Canadians with the skills they need in the new economy.

At its core, the Strategy will aim to stimulate economic growth, create middle-class jobs and drive innovation in the West.

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Nilani Logeswaran
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Innovation,
Science and Economic Development

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Innovation, Science and
Economic Development Canada

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Western Economic Diversification Canada

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