Governance – ensuring we live our values

Edmonton Airports Board of Directors and executive leadership are committed to establish leading oversight practices, controls and procedures. Everything we do is guided by our values and commitment to making a positive difference for our employees, passengers, partners and the community.

As sustainability leaders in our region, we are poised to play an important role in advancing both federal and provincial environmental commitments. All levels of government recognize YEG as a key partner, demonstrating and promoting a green and sustainable aviation sector. We continue to work with our government partners to help our country reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

YEG supports economic prosperity and sustainability

Edmonton International Airport is a self-funded, not-for-profit corporation whose mandate is to drive economic prosperity for the Edmonton Region. YEG is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. YEG is a major economic driver, with an economic output of over C$4.9 billion, supporting over 21,000 jobs pre-pandemic. Over the last few years YEG has supported over $1.5 billion in investment.


Reflecting our diverse community

Our Board of Directors and executive team are committed to ESG. It is engrained in the business, as we continue to develop and maintain local and global leadership.

The Board is holding itself accountable to reflect our diverse community. The 50 – 30 Challenge is an initiative between the Government of Canada, Canadian businesses and diversity organizations. The Challenge asks participants to achieve two goals:

1. Gender parity (50% women and/or nonbinary people) on Canadian boards and/or in senior management

2. Significant representation (30%) on Canadian boards and/or senior management of members of other equity-deserving groups

The Edmonton Airports Board currently has 30% significant representation of under-represented groups from diverse cultures and backgrounds, including Indigenous representation as well as other cultural minorities and people with disabilities. Also, the Board is currently close to 50% in gender parity. This has been achieved by attracting highly qualified, diverse directors.

Learn more about our Board and Management Team.

2048 YEG Master Plan

The YEG Master Plan, which we update every 10 years, guides the development of the airport facilities and services over a 25-year timeframe. It is an adaptable blueprint that guides how and where we expand and develop our services while considering the changing economic, social, environmental and regulatory conditions at the time. Throughout the Master Planning process, we seek input from our partners and the public to incorporate into our long-term vision and planning efforts. Learn more about the 2048 Master Plan. 

Airport City Sustainability Campus

Airport City Sustainability Campus is a growing hub of transportation, logistics shopping and tourism-focused developments. Development of Airport City has attracted $1.5B in investment between 2015-2021. This includes signature developments such as Century Mile Race Track and Casino, Red Tail Golf Course, as well as shopping at the Premium Outlet Collection, major cargo and transportation partners and light manufacturing facilities under development.

Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre

At YEG, sustainability and innovation are part of the way we do business. The Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre (AATC) is an aerospace training hub at Airport City Sustainability Campus dedicated to improving flight safety through synthetic flight training, research and innovation to support regional economic prosperity.

AATC extends the Airport City Sustainability Campus for trialling and advancing emerging technologies across key industry sectors.

Villeneuve Airport (ZVL)

Villeneuve is an important strategic asset for our region. It generates more than $74 million in economic output and supports several hundred jobs. It is a general aviation airport that support flight training opportunities and offers flexible space for aviation innovations.