But, electronics giant still has work to do on reducing work hours.
Even without a provincial sales tax, Alberta's residents are paying up to $15 in taxes per fill-up.
Higher motor vehicle sales to thank for gain.
Factory sales fall, but volumes led by auto sector see slight gains.
Under new rules, those who claim EI frequently will need to prove they're actively seeking work.
Empire will own 51% of the joint venture, which will design and manufacture amusement rides for the Asian market.
Industry, academic partnership will develop new tools for remotely sensing and assessing mineral deposits.
The Chevrolet City Express is based on the Nissan NV200 and is expected to be released by late 2014.
Projects meant to enhance battery systems in electric, plug-in hybrid-electric, and hybrid-electric vehicles.
New software developed by GM's innovation centres and data storage will spot problems quickly.
Plant will use oil sands CO2 emissions to turn algae into fuel, fertilizer and livestock feed.
Manufacturing growth of 3.2% led the improvement.
Complete vehicle assembly sales increased 33% to US$798 million.
The biggest gains came in the factory sector, which saw a pick-up of 21,000 workers.
Canadian Technology Accelerator program makes it easier for Canadian companies to break into global markets.
Sector still searching for strategy to benefit from rapid growth occurring outside of North America
Production of Impreza, currently built in Japan, expected to start by end of 2016
Fatter profit margins for SUVs are a financial lifeline to a Chinese industry squeezed by global brands making inroads into its market.
Ruling against domestic renewable energy manufacturing a signal global trade rules need to be changed, union says.
Ontario plant will use renewable, locally-procured, low carbon fuels to cut GHG emissions.