New relaunch supports and commercial tenancy measures to help Alberta’s small- and medium-sized businesses during economic relaunch.
Minister Fir was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Peigan.
Like many other first generation Canadians, Fir comes from a home that understands the meaning of hard work. Born in Cranbrook, she moved to Calgary with her family in 1985 where she saw first hand the promise and opportunity of the Alberta economy. Fir has been active in her community since then, including her volunteer service in support of Calgary Reads.
Fir earned a Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration in Management of Organizations and Human Resources from the University of Calgary. She worked as a Human Resources Advisor in Alberta’s Oil and Gas industry for more than 19 years and has a deep knowledge of the industry, those who rely on it for jobs, and the challenges they face right now.
Tanya Fir was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Economic Development, Trade & Tourism on April 30, 2019. She is focused on fiercely advocating for Alberta, its industry, world renowned natural beauty, and restoring it as a place that once again attracts the investment and opportunity that drew her family to the province.
The Alberta government is listening to entrepreneurs and landlords to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep businesses open and Albertans working.
Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism Tanya Fir issued the following statement on Tourism Week, May 24 to 31.
The Alberta government is providing new supports for hotels and other lodging providers that allow them to keep tourism levy amounts collected between March 1 and December 31, 2020.
Alberta has joined other provinces, the territories and federal government in a program to help small businesses pay rent.
Alberta’s new senior representative in Washington, D.C. will advance the province’s interests in the U.S. capital and play a vital role in the development of an integrated North American energy strategy.
Small businesses can seek free advice, coaching and information on COVID-19 resources and supports.
Government is making changes to the province’s parks model in order to find efficiencies and create partnership opportunities for Albertans and non-profits.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has signaled a significant reduction to tariff rates for forestry companies that were included in the first administrative review.