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Outlook & Prospects for Engineering Managers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Alberta.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Alberta||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be good for Engineering Managers (NOC 0211) in Alberta. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected in this occupation as a result of workers retiring.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Alberta was 47 years and 25% of workers were 55 years old and older. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, approximately 3,500 people worked in this occupation in 2013.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||(Undetermined)||2014-05-22|
|Calgary Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(Undetermined)||2014-05-22|
|Red Deer Region||(Undetermined)||2014-05-22|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- December 2014 | (PDF, 586 KB)
- November 2014 | (PDF, 575 KB)
- October 2014 | (PDF, 643 KB)
- October 2014 (Quarterly Edition) | (PDF, 656 KB)
- September 2014 | (PDF, 650 KB)
- August 2014 | (PDF, 650 KB)
- July 2014 | (PDF, 765 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 641 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 602 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 669 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 600 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 610 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 662 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 226 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 536 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 534 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 657 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 235 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 438 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 487 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 445 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 437 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 241 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 435 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 227 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2015
- The Government of Canada has announced $4.9M in funding for a field research station in conjunction with the University of Calgary to promote Carbon Capture and Storage technologies
- Precision Drilling has stopped work at 50 well sites because of lower energy prices and the company subsequently has less work for rig crews
- The Calgary Board of Education has announced that construction contracts have been awarded for five new schools across the city. The schools are projected to open in September 2016, pending any funding changes from the Government of Alberta.
- WestJet Encore has announced the start of daily, non-stop service to Kamloops, BC, effective February 15, 2015
- Princess Auto, an equipment and tool retailer, opened a store in Medicine Hat on February 17, 2015
- Castle Mountain Resort, a ski hill near Pincher Creek, has closed early for the season due to a lack of snow, a problem that has affected the mountain in previous years
- Trinidad Drilling has announced staff reductions of 20%, pay reductions and the suspension of some rig upgrades. The company expects the cuts to affect staff in Calgary and Nisku.
- The Town of Banff has budgeted $4.9M for the design, construction and operation of a self-storage facility, with the net revenue from the facility going to the town for other municipal projects
- The Government of Canada is providing $255,000 for the construction and rehabilitation of recreational trails across the Eastern Slopes area
- Fort Mall, scheduled to open May 1, 2015 in Fort Saskatchewan, is nearing completion following an additional $2M injection to the renovation budget. A residential condominium building and a seniors residence are being added to the development.
- Bluebird Contracting Services has started demolition of the flood affected properties in the Town of High River. Further demolition is planned for the summer of 2015, depending on building assessments.
- The Bank of Montreal branch in High River opened at its permanent location in February 2015, after the floods in 2013 forced the office to relocate to a temporary trailer
- Alberta Education has announced four new public schools and two new Catholic schools in Edmonton, to be built as full-sized, rather than starter schools. The schools are expected to be open in September 2016.
- The Black Dirt Company has received approval from Parkland County to develop a clay pit north of Stony Plain. The company plans to mine the site in 10-acre parcels over a seven-year lifespan.
- Alberta Health Services has announced a hiring freeze and other cost-cutting measures, including a salary freeze for management, due to a funding shortfall. The hiring freeze was implemented in 2014, but just recently announced publicly.
- Suncor Energy, Canada's largest oil and gas company, has recently reported that its fourth-quarter earnings declined by 81% from last year, due to lower world oil prices
- Newalta Corp. is laying off 180 employees to reduce costs and improve profit margins. The layoffs follow a recently imposed hiring freeze and the suspension of salary increases.
- Alberta Health Services, currently in contract negotiations with the Alberta Association of Midwives, does not anticipate any funding increases for midwives across the province
- The Counseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest is currently accepting bids for the construction of a new high school wing at École Nouvelle Frontière in Grande Prairie. The project is slated to begin in April 2015 and open to students by January 2016.
- GP3D 3-D Marking Solutions, a company offering 3-D visualization and modelling services, recently opened in Grande Prairie. The company has expansion plans for Edmonton and Victoria, BC.
- Humpty's Restaurants are opening their second Grande Prairie location by July 2015. Additionally, Press'd ¿ The Sandwich Company is opening a restaurant by early May 2015.
- Recent data from Statistics Canada indicates that Alberta generated 14,000 jobs in January 2015, with the fastest growth rate among the provinces over the last 12 months
- BluPlanet Recycling, a recycling service company in Calgary, is planning to expand to Cochrane, serving multi-family and commercial customers
- Shaw Communications is closing its customer service centres in Edmonton in June 2015 and its Calgary centre in January 2016. The closures involve 1,600 employees who are expecting to be offered positions at other centres.
- The Student Transportation Association of Alberta has recently released a study on school bus driver shortages, which exist in 41 of the 57 school districts that responded to a survey. The districts reported difficulties recruiting qualified drivers for the part-time work.
- Endress+Hauser Canada, which specializes in services for industrial process engineering, is building a $10M Regional Customer Support Centre in Edmonton. The centre will have approximately 50 employees upon completion in the fall of 2015.
- FoodChek Systems, a Calgary-based biotech company, has partnered with DuPont to develop a rapid assay system for food pathogens that reduces labour costs for diagnostic procedures
- TELUS is spending $7.5M to bring fiber optic connections to 3,600 residences and businesses in Drumheller. The project will involve up to 70 workers from TELUS and partners, with an expansion of the local office on completion.
- Classic Casting recently held a casting call in Fort Macleod for the mini-series Fargo, which will be filmed in the area, as well as in Calgary, until May 5, 2015
- The Town of Hinton has cut four administrative positions as part of an organizational review of town services and delivery models
- Canada Jetlines, a discount air carrier, recently released a route map which includes plans for an Edmonton to Fort McMurray service. The company plans to start with two aircraft in the summer of 2015.
- Air Canada has announced that it is cutting the frequency of flights between Edmonton and London, England, starting in May 2015, because of weakness in advance bookings
- Weatherford International, a global energy services company, is cutting 8,000 employees, mostly in the Western Hemisphere. The company did not provide a detailed geographic breakdown of the layoffs.
- Hopewell Developments is building a liquor store at the Northpointe Crossing Shopping Plaza in Medicine Hat, with the opening planned for late April 2015
- Alberta Health Services is hiring nursing staff, health care attendants and other health professionals for the 22 new beds at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital despite the current hiring freeze
- The Government of Alberta, Government of Canada and industry partners have announced $1M for Women Building Futures, an Edmonton charity that trains women to work in the trades
- Halliburton, an energy services company, has announced a reduction of 6,400 employees across the organization, about 6.5 to 8 percent of its global workforce. The company did not provide a geographic breakdown of the layoffs.
- The City of Calgary is facing $20M in lost revenue as a result of the current economic downtown in Alberta, with city hall staff and councillors considering a salary cut
- Burnco Rock Products has been granted a development permit for a gravel pit in Parkland County that has an estimated lifespan of 25 years
- Whole Foods Market, a natural and organic grocer, is opening a store in Edmonton in the fall of 2016 and in Calgary by the summer of 2017. Each store is expected to generate 150 jobs.
- Cenovus Energy has announced a staff reduction of approximately 15%, comprised largely of contract workers. The company is also freezing salaries for 2015.
- Marriott International, a large hotel and vacation resort company, has signed an agreement to acquire the Delta Hotels and Resorts brand across Canada. Delta currently has 38 hotels in over 30 Canadian cities.
- Ensign Energy Services has announced a reduction in its 2015 capital spending and a cut in executive compensation due to low oil and natural gas commodity prices. The company is also deferring the construction of eight advanced drilling rigs.
- Mercer LLC, a human resources consultancy, has recently reported that 16% of 154 oil and gas companies surveyed may reduce staffing as a consequence of lower energy prices. The survey included 97 companies based in Canada.
- Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, a build-your-own pizza chain, is expanding into Canada with a minimum of 60 franchise units. The company is targeting Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto for the first restaurants.
- Connacher Oil and Gas, a thermal oil sands producer, is suspending work on two projects south of Fort McMurray following recent efforts to restructure its finances
- Rocky View County council has rejected development of the proposed $70M Rockyview Motorsport Park, a raceway and driver training facility supported by the Calgary Police Service
- The City of Airdrie is expecting eight new RCMP officers by April 2015, comprised of one supervisor and seven constables
- Rocky View Schools has received $5.34M this year for infrastructure and maintenance projects at 27 different schools across the district
- ConocoPhillips is proceeding with development of the Surmont 2 oil sands project north of Fort McMurray, despite a recently announced $2B budget cut. The company currently has approximately 2,400 employees and contractors in Canada.
- The Town of Morinville is planning to start construction on a new Community Cultural Centre later in 2015, following a recent decision on the site selection. The site is large enough to also accommodate several schools and adjacent commercial development.
- Tru-Co Structures, in Bow Island, has laid off 60 employees due to declining oil prices. Tru-Co manufactures skid shacks for oil and gas sites. The company is diversifying its product lines and hoping to hire back many of the affected employees.
- The Government of Canada has made a $2.98M investment towards the establishment of the Metabolomics Technology Demonstration Centre at the University of Alberta
- Simons, a leading Canadian fashion retailer, is opening a second store in Edmonton as the anchor tenant at Londonderry Mall. Construction is to begin immediately, with the store opening in 2017.
- Cineplex Entertainment has announced a premium movie theatre complex for the downtown arena district in Edmonton. The theatre is scheduled to open in 2018.
- Cineplex Entertainment is opening the Rec Room, a venue for live entertainment along with a bar and restaurant, in late 2015 at South Edmonton Common. Cineplex expects the complex to lead to further expansion at the site.
- The Canadian Association of Oil well Drilling Contractors is forecasting a 41% decline in active drilling rigs in 2015 compared to 2014 and the loss of 3,400 direct jobs and 19,500 indirect jobs as a result of lower oil prices
- Tim Hortons restaurants in Calgary have announced that they are offering employment opportunities to former Target Canada employees who are affected by the recent closures
- The National Music Centre in Calgary has received a $2M donation that will be used to restore the lobby of the King Eddy Hotel
- Walmart Canada is opening new supercentres on January 29, 2015 in Calgary and Edmonton, as part of a national expansion
- Pengrowth Energy has announced a reduction of $200M from its 2015 capital plan, which represents a 74% decline from 2014 spending, as well as a deferral of expansion at its oil sands project near Bonnyville
- Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association is projecting that value-added energy manufacturing companies in the region are positioned to weather the decline in energy prices with current projects underway. Petrochemical plants involved in manufacturing are expected to pay less for natural gas feedstocks, with increased emphasis on natural gas and natural gas liquids.
- The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre has been awarded $100,000 from the Government of Canada to help First Nations people in Grande Prairie access employment opportunities
- The Milk River Health Clinic is expecting two new physicians to be practicing in the community by the fall of 2015, following clinical assessments by Alberta Health Services. The Town of Milk River requires at least one more physician.
- The Calgary Board of Education is deliberating on the future of the Juno Beach Academy of Canadian Studies, an alternative program school, because of low student enrolment
- The Government of Alberta is allocating an additional 15 temporary caseworkers to process the remaining flood claims under the 2013 Disaster Recovery Program. The program will also provide $20M in immediate funding to assist with home repairs.
- Portage College recently announced construction of a permanent campus in Boyle, including the Pipeline Training Centre, as well as an expansion of the course offerings at the facility
- Southern Pacific Resource Corp., a junior oil sands and heavy oil company, has been granted creditor protection until at least February 20, 2015, in order to restructure in response to lower oil prices
- The Town of Cold Lake is expecting Winners, a fashion retailer, to open in February 2015, as well as other retail outlets and a restaurant
- The Town of Didsbury and Mountain View County are spending $4M to build a new fire hall, with construction scheduled to start in the spring of 2015
- Cenovus Energy is reducing its 2015 capital budget by $700M from the previous estimate and expects to redeploy and reduce its workforce. The company has not disclosed the number of affected employees.
- The Petroleum Services Association of Canada has revised its 2015 drilling forecast downwards to 7,650 wells across Canada, with 4,187 wells projected in Alberta
- Freshii, a franchise fresh food restaurant, has opened in downtown Fort McMurray. Another franchise location is scheduled to open shortly in Red Deer.
- Coalspur Mines is making changes to its Vista coal project near Hinton and delaying work required for regulatory approval
- Whitecap Resources, an oil and natural gas liquids producer, has lowered its 2015 capital budget for a second time, but the company stated that it does not plan on reducing staff numbers
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