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AUGUST 2022 - CENSUS 2020: GOVERNMENT TRANSFERS TO ALBERTANS - JANUARY 2021

16 August 2022

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Albertans continue to receive less government transfers as a percentage of their total In 2020, more Albertans received government transfers and, for those that did receive a transfer, the income relative to the Canadian average. [...] In 2015, 56% of Albertans receive a higher percentage of their total income from market income relative to the received a government transfer (either federal or provincial) of an average of $7,760. [...] for all sources of government transfers, be it federal or provincial, the aggregate amount distributed to Albertans and the average amount received by Albertans increased between 2015 and 2020 (with Whether or not this trend of increasing reliance on government transfers in the exception of Employment Insurance—which was replaced by COVID benefits like the CERB—and Alberta will continue is unknown. [...] In 2020, 62% of Albertans received a COVID-related benefit of an average amount of $4,748. [...] Tedds is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and seconded to the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary.

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