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Best Communities for High-Tech

Jun 1, 2012

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Population: 812,201
Edmonton is well-known for Bioware’s blockbuster contributions to the gaming industry, but there’s more to the success of the city’s burgeoning tech scene than just one company. Tech companies in Edmonton benefit from the city’s many post-secondary institutions, particularly competitive programs at the University of Alberta, NAIT and MacEwan University that train eager graduates for the tech sector.
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Population: 105,999
When Lethbridge made the list for best communities for IT/high-tech last year, it might have been a surprise to some. Not to the people who live there, though. It wasn’t a fluke, either, as the community has continued to make strides towards becoming a major player in Alberta’s tech scene.
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Population: 210,556
Regina is coming into its own as the tech capital of Saskatchewan. It is already home to both the University of Regina and the Saskatchewan Institute of Science and Technology’s Wascana campus, and with the Bakken shale right there, Regina has become a centre for oil and gas-related technologies in the province.
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