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Energy sector brings wealth, immigrants to Alberta

posted Jan 12, 2012, 10:31 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jan 12, 2012, 10:31 AM ]
Jeremy van Loon, Bloomberg News
Sunday, January 1, 2012 San Francisco Chronicle

Alberta Premier Alison Redford says oil is opening Canada's fastest-growing province to the world for the first time.

The population of Canada's main oil-producing region has soared by 37 percent to about 3.7 million in the past decade as companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. and Statoil ASA attracted workers from China, Venezuela and the Philippines to develop the largest oil reserves outside the Middle East.

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