The province will run a $13.2 billion projected surplus in 2022/23 due largely to resource revenue.
It’s Time to Get Off the Resource Revenue Rollercoaster: Re-establishing the Alberta Sustainability Fund
Resource revenues are set to increase substantially.
Alberta’s fiscal improvement is good news, but without significant policy changes, it will only last so long as commodity prices stay high.
Higher resource revenue accounts for nearly 80 percent of the $11.5 billion improvement in the province's budgetary balance in 2022/23.
The province's resource revenue is expected to increase from $3.3 billion in 2020/21 to $13.7 billion in 2021/22.
Resource revenue will be $9.1 billion higher in 2022/23 than projected last year.
By contributing to the Heritage Fund, the government would essentially transform a share of onetime resource revenue into a financial asset.