This section provides relevant publications for companies doing business in Alberta with a particular emphasis on the following industry sectors: energy and utilities, engineering and construction, mining, oil and gas, and public sector and government.
Combating cost escalation: Three areas Canadian energy companies can reduce costs and improve operational performance
With today’s uncertain markets, cost containment is an important strategy for increasing cash flow, creating a competitive advantage, driving shareholder value and ensuring long-term business sustainability.
Western Canada Oil & Gas benchmarking report: Juniors and intermediates
Bigger has often meant better in the energy industry in Western Canada, but challenging times are affecting every size of producer these days, as depressed commodity prices, slow infrastructure growth and reduced share values hamper progress.
Developments: Alberta’s SR&ED changes clarified
This Developments clarifies recent changes to Alberta’s SR&ED program.
Junior Mine 2012: Must survive before you can thrive
Equity financing, raised by 2012’s Top 100 mining companies listed on TSXV, as at June 30, decreased by a troubling 41%.
Oil and Gas Taxation in Canada - Framework for investment in the Canadian oil and gas sector
This publication summarizes the way in which Canadian oil and gas operations are taxed by the Canadian federal and western provincial governments.
Free Markets Versus State Capitalism in Oil and Gas
Over the last decade, state-owned national oil companies (NOCs) have become increasingly important in the global oil and gas sectors.
From HST to PST: tax changes in British Columbia could affect your business
For Alberta companies doing business in BC, the move away from the HST and back to the PST will mean a change in your accounting proceses.
Canadian Annual Energy Report 2012: Pipelines, politics and price
This year's report examines the issues and challenges around the opening of new markets for Canadian oil and gas.
Going Green Tables: Select Federal and Provincial Incentives
Organizations need to strike a balance between generating profits and reducing their environmental impact. Download this publication for annual federal and provincial incentives to help you embrace sustainability.
Energy Visions Quarterly Newsletter: Nothing to fear
This issue of our quarterly Energy Visions newsletter looks at five reasons why Canada should welcome increased foreign investment in its oil sands and shale gas resources.
Putting IFRS in motion - Benchmarking financial reporting in Canada’s energy industry
Read this PwC publication to find out how energy companies have adapted to the transition to IFRS and what the impact has been on their day-to-day accounting.
Canadian Deals: Evolving Outlook for Businesses in Central and Eastern Europe
In this report, produced jointly by PwC Canada and Eurasia Group, we take an in-depth look at some of the advantages and potential risks of central and eastern European (CEE) economies for foreign investors.
Energy Visions 2011 Event: Shifting Landscapes
View the presentation given by PwC at the May 2011 Energy Visions Business Forum in Calgary, Alberta.
Turning risks into rewards
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced that they’re changing the way they select files for auditing – focusing on companies they think will most likely fail to comply with legislation.
The Business of China's 12th Five Year Plan
More than any other five-year plan, China’s 12th Five Year Plan focuses on quality of life over quantity of GDP, stressing the need to boost domestic consumption and promote clean energy.
This PwC brochure describes how we can help Canadian companies doing business in the United States by assessing their state tax profile and potential exposures.
Power Deals: 2010 Annual Review
Power Deals 2010 looks at deal activity in the power and gas utilities sectors. Read this report to get the latest review in our annual series on deal-making.
Shifting Centre of Gravity: M&A in Brazil—A Canadian Perspective
Brazil’s unfulfilled domestic demand, hyper growth potential and globally competitive returns have spurred M&A action. The aim of this publication is twofold—to provide insight into Brazil, and to share our view on opportunities in Brazil for Canadians.
2010 Energy Survey Q2 Update: Five key trends affecting Canada’s oil patch
The following publication, co-published by PwC and JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group, looks at the five key trends affecting Canada’s oil and gas industry in 2011.
Banff Venture Forum 2012
These publications for attendees of the Banff Venture Forum (BVF) provide information on incentives for growing companies and the issues they face.
The Forecast, Issue 10
The following issue of the Forecast examines potential carbon risks and opportunities by providing an example of a high-level diagnostic on a small winery.
The Forecast, Issue 9
This issue of The Forecast provides an update on federal and provincial reporting climate change reporting regulations.
Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta Annual Conference Information
These publications for attendees of the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta (IPPSA) annual conference provide information on issues related to business transformation, sustainability and risk.
2009 Energy Survey Q3 Update – The Perfect Storm: Catalyst for Performance Optimization
This update looks at how energy companies can improve the bottom line by taking an end-to-end view of their business — including operations, supply chain, asset maintenance/optimization and back office functions.
Post-Copenhagen Analysis: Implications for Business
PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Sustainability and Climate Change practices have put together the following paper to look at key business topics coming out of Climate Summit in Copenhagen.
The Forecast, Issue 8
This issue of The Forecast provides an overview of green electricity labels and markets within Canada and discusses the various issues and concerns with this source of renewable energy.
Insights into the North American Cleantech Marketplace
This PwC presentation shares how the Cleantech market is changing, clean energy investment trends in Canada and the US, as well as the lessons for small and medium enterprises.
2009 Energy Survey Q2 Update – Ready? Set? Go?: Taking Part in the IFRS Race
This quarterly update focuses on the state of readiness in the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) within the energy industry as viewed by financial professionals.
2009 Energy Survey Q1 Update - Natural Selection: Evolution of Sustainable Companies
In this update, we present financial data for the first quarter of 2009 for Canada’s public energy companies and trusts, as well as look at issues affecting those companies.
Financing the Future
This article by PwC’s Shamshad Madhok describes how government funding and financing from the private sector is needed to revitalize infrastructure in Canada.
A new Strategic Position - Redefining Internal Audit in an Economic Downturn
This paper discusses how the financial crisis is shifting the focus on internal audit from regulatory compliance to managing operations and risks more effectively.
The Forecast, Issue 7
This issue of The Forecast examines the business risks surrounding carbon trading.
Beyond Cost Savings
This PwC publication, Beyond Cost Savings, discusses the issues affecting the supply chain, its affect on companies and how they can better manage supply chain risk.
Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) or IFRS?
The Canadian Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) has released the new set of standards that will apply to private enterprises (Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises, or ASPE).
The Forecast, Issue 6
This issue examines the challenges facing the engineering and construction industry, opportunities in green building, and changes in building code policy.
2008 Energy Survey Q3 Update - Junior Oil and Gas: Energy Survey Quarterly Update
PwC’s Junior Oil and Gas: Energy Survey Quarterly Update assists the sector with maximizing new opportunities in the fluctuating economy.
2008 Energy Survey Q1 Update - IFRS: Energy Survey Quarterly Update
This PwC Canada publication highlights the impact of IFRS on the oil and gas sector and shares the firm’s three-phased approach for implementation.
This brochure focuses on which issues companies should consider when such a dispute arises, and some of the ways PwC can assist counsel and clients during the dispute resolution process.
Preserving Shareholder Value Through Asset Conservation
This fact sheet explores business issues related to asset conservation, explains how PwC can help as your independent financial advisor, and outlines matters to consider when implementing an asset preservation program.
Energy News: Alberta’s New Royalty Framework
Alberta companies will have a one-time option to elect either the new Transitional Option or enter into the new Royalty Framework for new wells that are drilled.
In Print: Planning opportunities for public sector bodies
PwC's James Capobianco examines opportunities for the public sector to maximize their GST/HST recoveries.
Public-Private Partnerships Brochure
As the following brochure discusses, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) adds value by linking the public and private sectors, bringing them together to develop a clear and common purpose.
Key indirect tax issues impacting P3 infrastructure
The following publication, written by PwC’s Shawna Hansen, discusses some of the indirect tax issues involved in P3 arrangements in Canada.
In Print: Tax Incentives to Go Green
This article highlights ways to benefit from the green agenda that federal and provincial governments are pushing in the form of new taxes and fees.
Putting IFRS in Motion: The Impact of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on the Canadian Engineering and Construction Sector
The following publication highlights some of the significant differences between Canadian GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the engineering and construction industry
The Forecast, Issue 3
As governments across Canada struggle to determine the best mechanisms to curb emissions, a patchwork of systems is emerging. This issue discusses recent developments in Canada’s four largest provinces.
Putting IFRS in motion: The impact of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on the Canadian mining sector
This brochure discusses the unique challenges that senior management in the Canadian mining sector will face as they move ahead with implementation, as well as how PwC’s team of experienced IFRS professionals can help.
Trusted Advisor Briefing: Corporate governance for public sector organizations
Corporate governance is as important in the public sector as it is to public companies. Read this Trusted Advisor Briefing issue to learn why boards need to improve governance in public sector organizations.
Putting IFRS in motion: The potential impact of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on the Canadian oil and gas sector
The transition from Canadian GAAP to IFRS over the next five years will change the way many Canadian companies report their business results to analysts, investors and other stakeholders.
Delivering the PPP Promise
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ new study, Delivering the PPP Promise, cementing the procurement process needs improvement.