Feature: The Voice of Industry


Partnering for Prosperity

Home to small, medium and large industrial leaders, the 582 square kilometre area is much more than Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region; it’s an incubator for success.

While NCIA member companies share a commitment to environmental, socio-economic, and public safety programs, relationships continually evolve to reveal natural business synergies as well.

We nurture collaborative partnerships. We spark innovative ideas. We explore next level operational solutions.

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Creating a Vibrant Future

Optimized Resources

We’ve learned how to transform waste streams into shared value. Dynamic partnerships between companies are not only revealing efficiencies, they are driving the creation of innovative products and helping to reduce industry’s environmental footprint.

Shared Infrastructure

Be it river water intake facilities, truck and rail loading stations, or a planned Alberta carbon trunk line, NCIA members are doing their part to establish infrastructure that supports joint opportunities and regional success. Together, we are building local assets that will serve the community for years to come.

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Building a Legacy

Unmatched Opportunity

The Heartland is a location of choice because of its proximity to Alberta’s signature resources and the array of distinguished companies making their mark.


We work closely with community organizations and educational institutions to support, develop and train a skilled workforce for the future.

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Building Local and Diverse Talent

  • 23 diverse members from large integrated global chemical and petrochemical companies, fertilizer and metals manufacturing facilities to smaller industrial service companies.
  • NCIA member companies directly employ 7,200 people (including long-term contract employees and turnaround contractors) which creates an additional 25,500 indirect jobs.
  • This translates into a payroll of $720 million (direct jobs) and provincial tax revenues from NCIA employed persons of $72 million.
  • NCIA member companies spend over $2 billion annually to purchase goods and services in the region – not including utilities and feedstock for their operations.
  • Current industrial investment in manufacturing plants and infrastructure (NCIA members only) in the region exceed $43 billion. We expect that to grow by another $15 billion in the next 10 years.
  • Municipal taxes paid by NCIA members in 2020 were just over $123 million plus $6.6 million in education taxes.

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