Invest in Whitecourt

Invest in Whitecourt

Whitecourt has a reputation as the place to do business in northern Alberta. We offer a blend of rural and urban living, with a pro-business climate, and superior lifestyle opportunities. Whitecourt's key business advantages include our:

  • Central location between the urban centers of Edmonton and Grande Prairie;
  • Modern recreational facilities;
  • Countless outdoor leisure opportunities;
  • Dynamic and thriving economy;
  • Expanding health services;
  • Affordable housing and living;
  • Young and productive workforce;
  • Excellent transportation system (road, rail, and air);
  • Established telecommunication infrastructure.

The Whitecourt Advantage


There are numerous government incentives, support programs and funding available to help set up and grow your business. Check out the Investment Incentive Directory for more details.

Our Community Profile

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Quick facts:

Population: 9,927 (2021 statistic)

  • Total Males: 53.4%
    Total Females: 46.6%
  • Average age: 32 years
  • 74% of the population is between the ages of 15 and 64 years (in the labour force).
  • Average number of people per household: 2.6.

Click here to view the Whitecourt Economic Development package.

For more information on Whitecourt contact the Economic Development Officer at 780-778-2273


The Economic Development Strategic Plan prioritizes economic development activities for the upcoming year, and identifies how resources will be allocated.

Responding to employer-expressed needs, the Town of Whitecourt recently commissioned a Community Training and Workforce Needs Analysis to quantify local labour force strengths, and identify gaps in occupational skills and training. The study is now complete, and we thank all those who contributed to the success of this project for their participation and input in the development of study. The Community Training Needs and Labour Force Analysis Report will be utilized to develop strategies and action plans to ensure that Whitecourt and area has the workforce to retain and attract employers both now and into the future.

Regional pre-feasibility scan of potential biomass supply in Whitecourt.

Whitecourt Biomass Study

Alberta Newsprint Company (ANC) is actively seeking project developers for Greenfield projects at its 500 acre site located only 10 kilometers outside the Town of Whitecourt.

Site Hosting Prospectus

Terrapin Geothermics completed a study for the Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) that involved conducting temperature assessments for 42 municipalities, including Whitecourt and Woodlands County.  The study identified that Whitecourt – Woodlands County region has strong potential for direct-use applications and power generation. 

Terrapin Feasibility Study for Whitecourt and Woodlands County

As a result of the NADC findings, Whitecourt submitted an Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) Grant application to further explore and assess the potential of the geothermal resources for the Town of Whitecourt and the Woodlands County region. The application was successful and Borealis GeoPower was contracted to provide a detailed analysis on the economic viability for geothermal in the form of electricity and/or heat generation. The study identifies key findings for this region and provides detailed information for investment and diversification opportunities related to geothermal development.

Geothermal Development Feasibility Study


Do you have questions about investing in Whitecourt?
Contact our Economic Development Team or call the Town Office at 780-778-2273.