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.
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Unlocking Canada’s oil and gas industry – is Canada becoming an energy superpower?
Over the last few years, Canada’s status as a strong global player on the oil and gas stage has risen significantly. The ongoing development of the oil sands and the explosive growth of shale gas and tight oil productive capacity are already influencing the shape of the oil and gas market in North America. Canada’s bitumen production is poised to reach approximately 5.7 million barrels a day by 2025.
Combating cost escalation: Reducing costs and improving operational performance
With today’s uncertain markets, cost containment is an important strategy for increasing cash flow, creating a competitive advantage and driving shareholder value.
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 2013
The market cap for the top 100 junior miners on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) fell 44% to $6.49 billion in 2013 as compared to 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delivering the PPP Promise
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ new study, Delivering the PPP Promise, cementing the procurement process needs improvement.