Maintenance upgrades at Alberta government facilities will support new construction jobs and boost economic recovery in Calgary, Edmonton, and Wetaskiwin.

Together, the governments of Canada and Alberta will provide more than $11.6 million to complete retrofits, repairs, and upgrades that will improve the energy efficiency and lifespan of six provincial buildings. Funding for these capital maintenance and renewal projects is approved through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

“The Government of Canada is taking decisive actions to help create jobs and support our economy,” said Jim Carr, special representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities. “These projects in Calgary, Edmonton and Wetaskiwin will also extend the lifespan of important provincial infrastructure and produce energy efficient cost saving benefits. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”

Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure Prasad Panda and the electric heating system in the Old Court of Appeal building in Calgary that will soon be replaced by high efficiency boilers.

These projects are part of the more than $10 billion infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan.

“These shovel-ready projects ensure immediate benefits for Calgary, Edmonton and Wetaskiwin area residents, workers and businesses,” said Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure. “This funding will enable us to complete crucial repairs and upgrades to public facilities, supporting about 65 good-paying construction-related jobs for Albertans and providing local communities with an economic boost in these challenging times.”

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