Town of Canmore

Local Economy

Need more information about Canmore? Here is some information that will help you get started on visitor spending, labour market review, and others. Census information can be found at: Town of Canmore Census

Visit Canmore Economic Development for additional information on economic insights and industry trends, as well as step-by-step guides for common business processes such as how to start, grow, and improve a business. 

2020 Canmore Living Wage is $30.97 per hour for each parent of a two parent, two child household. This is a significant increase from the 2017 Living Wage of $22.76. However, if affordability programs for local food, shelter, and transportation are collectively incorporated into the calculation, Canmore’s Living Wage decreases from $30.97 per hour to $19.80 per hour. See item D1 in the Jan. 19, 2021 pdf agenda package (2.75 MB) for more details and examples.

2019 Fall Labour Market Review

2017 Canmore Living Wage Report 

pdf Canmore's Visitor spend (121 KB)

Visit Community Monitoring Report for more information.

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The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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