The upswing in Alberta's oil industry means more job opportunities this year, making it an attractive destination for foreign nationals looking to immigrate. So far this year, Alberta's economy has grown substantially due to the rising prices of crude oil and natural gas in winter and spring. This increase in income is represented by the government's revised budget for the current fiscal year, which now estimates a surplus of $13.2 billion. Although oil prices have decreased from their earlier highs this year, the drilling activity and production as of September are higher than last year.
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