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A bright choice for your business

A bright spot in the province, Lethbridge is the southern Alberta hub for both traditional industries and emerging technologies.

Lethbridge thinkers, makers and doers are leading change in Agriculture, Food Sciences and Manufacturing within a community that is propelled by innovative research and a spirit of entrepreneurship.

If you are looking for a great place to start, grow or expand your business Lethbridge is a great choice. This section highlights a few of the business advantages, economic strengths and diverse industries that are part of our success story.

2015 Major Employers of Lethbridge - Lethbridge Companies Employing 100 or More People

EmployerBusiness ActivityStaff
Alberta Health ServicesHealth Services incl. Chinook Regional Hospital3,001
University of LethbridgeEducational Institution2,566
Palliser Regional SchoolsEducational Institution1,464
City of LethbridgeMunicipal Government1,438
Lethbridge School Division #51Educational Institution1,100
Alberta Government OfficesGovernment Entity930
Lethbridge CollegeEducational Institution924
Holy Spirit Catholic Schools Division #4Educational Institution745
H&R TransportTrucking Company702
Covenant HealthHealth Services603
Lethbridge Research CentreAgricultural Research488
Sunrise PoultryPoultry Processing480
Maple Leaf PorkPork Processing380
Triple M HousingManufactured Housing366
Green Acres FoundationSeniors Housing350
Lethbridge Family ServicesCommunity Social Service Organization325
Costco WholesaleDepartment Store322
PepsiCo Foods CanadaSnack Food Processing & Distribution251
Southern Alberta Community Living AssociationCommunity Social Service Organization235
Charlton & HillMetalwork, Heating & Air Conditioning235
KawneerMetal Manufacturing227
Save On FoodsRetail Food Stores225
Real Canadian SuperstoreDepartment Store220
Davis Auto GroupAutomobile Dealership206
Shoppers Drug MartRetail Health Care Stores206
Canadian TireHardware Stores185
BCT StructuresManufactured Housing180
Cavendish FarmsPotato Processing171
Richardson Oilseed LimitedCanola Processing & Packaging164
Canada SafewayRetail Food Stores150
Casino LethbridgeGambling150
Meridian ManufacturingAgricultural Equipment149
Pratt & Whitney CanadaAircraft Engine Manufacturing140
Haul-All EquipmentEquipment Manufacturer135
Southland Trailer Corp.Transportation Equipment131
Lethbridge Lodge HotelHotel & Conference Centre130
MNPChartered Accountants & Business Advisors129
Browns Social HouseRestaurant125
KB Heating & Air ConditioningHeating & Air Conditioning120
Alberta Motor AssociationTravel & Insurance Providers114
VarsteelSteel Suppliers110
Lethbridge Iron WorksIron Foundry110
ATBFinancial Institution109
Firestone Restaurant & BarRestaurant105
Sears CanadaDepartment Store100

Notes

Staff includes full-time, part-time and casual workers.
Includes the staffing levels of all Lethbridge locations.

Sources

Economic Development Lethbridge, Survey of Major Employers, Fall 2015

Lethbridge & Region Major Development Projects

ProjectOutcomeValue (in millions)Expected Completion
Agrifood
Cavendish FarmsFrozen Potato Processing Plant$350.02019
Richardson OilseedCanola Processing Facility Upgrades$120.0*2017
Total$470.0
ProjectOutcomeValue (in millions)Expected Completion
Market at the CrossingsSite Development$21.02016
Anthem Centre Village MallRetail Store$8.02016
Total$29.0
Core Infrastructure
Project OutcomeValue (in millions)Expected Completion
City of LethbridgeElectrical Infrastructure Replacement Program and Distribution Expansion$71.92017
City of LethbridgeSoutheast Regional Lift Station$15.52016
City of LethbridgeCommunications Infrastructure$10.02016
City of LethbridgeWater Treatment Plant Residuals$9.42016
City of LethbridgeWaste & Recycling Centre Disposal Cell Development$9.32018
City of LethbridgeNorth Sanitary Siphon Twinning$6.42019
City of LethbridgeWastewater Treatment Plant Digester$6.22017
City of LethbridgeWalsh & Metis Deep Utilities$5.92018
City of Lethbridge28th St North Expansion$5.52017
City of LethbridgeUniversity Drive Upgrade$5.22016
City of LethbridgeSubstation 13.8 kV Switchgear Upgrades$5.22018
City of LethbridgeWest Side Operations Depot Phase 2$5.12018
Total$155.6
ProjectOutcomeValue (in millions)Expected Completion
Yates Memorial CentrePerforming Arts Centre Upgrades$6.42018
Total$6.4
ProjectOutcomeValue (in millions)Expected Completion
City of LethbridgeLethbridge Police Headquarters$27.9 2016
All Saints ParishNew Facilty$20.0 **2018
Total$47.9
ProjectOutcomeValue (in millions)Expected Completion
Alberta Health ServicesRenovations$11.4 2016
Total$11.4
ProjectOutcomeValue (in millions)Expected Completion
University of LethbridgeDestination Project$246.0 2019
Lethbridge CollegeTrades & Technology Building$65.0 2017
University of LethbridgeStudent Residence Upgrades$13.0 2018
Lethbridge Research CentreBlock Envelope Remediation$13.0 2017
Copperwood Elementary SchooConstruction$12.8 2017
Wilson Middle SchoolModernization$12.4 2017
Legacy Ridge Elementary SchoolConstruction$12.3 2016
Total$374.5
ProjectOutcomeValue (in millions)Expected Completion
City of LethbridgeCrossings Leisure Complex - Phase 2$109.6 2019
City of LethbridgeCrossings Leisure Complex - Phase 1$41.4 2016
City of LethbridgeLegacy Park$22.7 2018
City of LethbridgeHenderson Lake Pool Enhancement$10.3 2018
Total$184.0
Total: Lethbridge & Region, Major Development Projects$1,278.8

Notes

i This list is indicative of major projects but is not comprehensive of all Lethbridge and region activity
ii Includes projects valued at $5.0 million or higher
iii Categorized by project sector and subsector
iv Updated December 2016
v Expenditures are calculated for 2015-2018 period and do not include funding outsime of this time period, with the exception of the Destination Project and the Crossings Leisure Complex - Phase 2
* This represents an estimate
** Proposed

Sources

Alberta Finance & Enterprise, Inventory of Major Alberta Projects
ii City of Lethbridge Capital Improvement Plan 2014-2023
iii Corporate News Releases

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Did You Know?

Three of every four members of the Lethbridge Regional Police Service are graduates of the Criminial Justice program at Lethbridge College.