Doing Business in Alberta

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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.

Conservation First
The Ontario government has introduced the Conservation First Framework, a six-year plan designed to reduce electricity consumption by 7 terawatt-hours (TWh) by December 31, 2020.

Investing in the growth of Canada’s LNG market - As demand for exporting liquefied natural gas is increasing, countries around the world are looking to tap into Canada’s reserves. Download our brochure to learn more.
We can help you maneuver through the challenges of investing in Canada’s LNG market by reviewing your risk management, project governance and project controls principles, helping improve performance in executing your LNG investment. Download our brochure to learn more.

解锁加拿大石油和天然气工业 - 加拿大正在成为能源超级大国吗 ?

At a crossroads: Considered a high cost and LNG producer, can Canada compete for capital in today’s “post-peak oil” world?
Energy Visions is a program presenting leading commentary and thought leadership to the Canadian energy and oil and gas sectors. You can access our annual Energy Visions report on our website.

Asset management: Powering your journey to success
The power and utilities industry is facing seismic transformation at a pace and to an extent that’ is unprecedented - pushing leaders to examine their business models and implement change programs to respond to these trends.

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.

Junior Mine 2014
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.

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 tax risks into rewards: Where are you on the risk spectrum?
This paper addresses the various types of tax risks that businesses should consider and the tools and resources that are available to help manage tax risk.

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.

Nexus Navigator
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.

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.

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.

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.

Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE)
For the first time since its inception, there will be significant changes to accounting standards for private enterprises (ASPE). Are you affected?

Resources on the Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE)
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).

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.