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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.
- 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 Jan 19 - Jan 23, 2015
- Sony Canada has announced that it is closing all 15 official retail locations in Canada. The company has three retail locations in Alberta.
- ATCO Energy Solutions and Petrogas Energy are expanding their salt cavern hydrocarbon storage project near Fort Saskatchewan in response to customer demand. Commercial operation of the first two caverns is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016.
- Sears Canada is offering job opportunities for displaced Target employees at both the retail and head-office level. Sears is holding special events and career fairs for the former Target employees.
- WestJet is expanding its service to offer non-stop flights to Terrace and Yellowknife starting in May 2015 and to Houston, Texas in September 2015
- The Town of Athabasca has extended the development permit for the River View Station Project, allowing construction to restart after the previous permit expired at the end of 2014
- Businesses in the Fort McMurray region are starting to experience slowdowns as oil prices decline, but are predicting that the full effects are still forthcoming
- CanElson Drilling has reduced its capital spending program for 2015, delayed the completion of several drillings rigs currently under construction across Alberta and expects a reduction in drilling activity from the current 36 active rigs
- Java Jamboree, a coffee shop in Cochrane, is closing in March 2015 after 13 years of operation
- Imperial Oil has started production at its Nabiye oil sands project near Cold Lake. The company does not anticipate a significant effect of the current oil price decline on operations on the site.
- Cidex Developments has announced a 21-storey residential rental high-rise for the East Village project in Calgary, as part of the larger $2.4B plan for the area
- The Family Day Home Agency in Drayton Valley is seeking providers for daycare services within the town and in the broader Brazeau County area
- NuVista Energy has recently announced an $80M reduction in capital spending in 2015 in response to declining oil prices, with a re-evaluation following second quarter results
- Baker Hughes, an international oilfield services provider, has announced a layoff of 7,000 employees, mostly in the first quarter of 2015. The company did not provide a geographic breakdown of the job cuts.
- Canadian Pacific is planning to dispose of the South Edmonton Yard lands and develop the property in conjunction with Dream Van Horne Properties, a Toronto-based real estate developer. The location has the potential for high density residential, retail and an office park.
- The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is projecting a $23B reduction in capital spending by oil companies in Western Canada in 2015 and a 30% decline in drilling to 7,350 wells
- The Canadian Tire in Grande Prairie will be moving to a new, larger location with more staff and expanded services by the fall of 2016
- The Town of Canmore has approved the construction of a $37M dry dam in Cougar Creek in Canmore, but construction on the project is contingent on final funding from the Government of Alberta
- The Lac La Biche region is continuing to attract job seekers in the energy industry, in spite of declining oil prices, according to the local Alberta Works office. The centre recently held a job fair for camp workers in Wandering River.
- Edmonton International Airport has announced a retail outlet mall with Ivanhoe Cambridge and a distribution hub and warehouse with Rosenau Transport. The combined investment of $225M is expected to create 1,000 jobs.
- PCL Builders, a large construction company, has signed a new collective agreement with 450 unionized employees in Alberta that increases wages and improves benefits. The two-year contract is effective from January 1, 2015.
- Homewood Health, a private health organization specializing in mental health and addiction services, has opened a new outpatient clinic in Calgary. The facility has a team of counsellors that focus on return to work and life programs.
- Surge Energy has announced a six-month capital spending plan for the first half of 2015, due to uncertainty regarding world oil markets. The company plans to spend $22M and drill 3.8 net wells.
- Shell Canada is cutting up to 300 salaried employees at the Albian Sands oil sands operations near Fort McMurray. According to the company, the exact number of layoffs has not been determined.
- Canadian Natural Resources has announced a $2.4B reduction in its 2015 capital spending plan due to low oil prices. The company stated that it is deferring spending for the Kirby oil sands project near Fort McMurray and reducing drilling operations.
- The City of Medicine Hat has approved a 2015 to 2016 capital budget of $80M that concentrates on new road construction, and road and intersection improvements
- The City of Calgary is expecting to balance operating and capital budgets by leaving vacant staff positions unfilled and utilizing contractors. A hiring freeze is not currently being considered.
- Athabasca University is accepting applications between February 1 and March 15, 2015 for a new hockey executive MBA program. The three-year program is scheduled to start classes on May 1, 2015.
- On January 12, 2015, the Town of Canmore started construction on a $2.5M arts centre called ArtsPlace. A program manager has been hired for the facility and instructors are being sourced for fall 2015 course offerings.
- The Town of Canmore has extended their contract with Canmore Business and Tourism to provide economic development services for an additional four months, pending a new long-term contract between the parties
- Target Canada is closing all of its stores in Canada, including 15 in Alberta. The closure affects 17,600 employees Canada-wide, including 2,000 employees in Alberta.
- Townhall Public House, a new restaurant, is scheduled to open in late summer 2015 in Cochrane. A dentist office, hair salon, and day care centre are also opening in the same development.
- Red Arrow Motorcoach has expanded its Cold Lake Connector service to Edmonton and Edmonton International Airport to five days a week due to increased passenger demand
- The Northern Lights School Division is expecting construction to begin April 6, 2015 on the Cold Lake Elementary School Project, with completion scheduled for September 2016
- The Municipalities of Didsbury, Carstairs and Cremona are joining forces to recruit information technology professionals and attract service providers to the area
- Fedora Pharmaceuticals, an Edmonton-based biotechnology company, has recently signed a licensing and development agreement with two large international pharmaceutical companies that could generate up to $750M in payments
- Suncor Energy has announced a $1B decrease in capital spending for 2015, and layoffs for 1,000 contract workers and employees due to declining oil prices. Reductions will be felt in Calgary and Fort McMurray.
- ATB Financial is planning to open a banking location in Penhold by the spring of 2015, joining a hairdresser, pizza restaurant and liquor store scheduled for the same strip mall location
- The Town of Nanton has attracted two new physicians to the Nanton Community Health Centre without the use of a financial incentive program
- The Town of Peace River has signed an agreement with the Lac Cardinal Regional Economic Development Board to share an Economic Development Officer position for the region
- Mexx Canada, a Montreal-based fashion retailer, is closing its 95 stores in Canada by the end of February 2015. The company has 1,700 retail employees, and 85 other positions that will cease by the end of March 2015.
- Grande Cache Coal is laying off 174 employees effective February 3, 2015 due to market conditions and the low price of metallurgical coal
- JAB Recruitment, a company specializing in human resources for the energy sector, is reporting layoffs and a slowdown in hiring from large oil companies
- The WestJet Pilots' Association recently signed a four-year contract with WestJet that improves the pay and scheduling for the pilots. The contract runs to April 30, 2019.
- Bellatrix Exploration recently reduced its 2015 capital budget by $100M, with plans for reduced drilling activity and a deferral of the Phase 2 construction of the Alder Flats gas plant
- Businesses in the Cold Lake area are reporting effects from the decline in oil prices, with some hotels indicating that room bookings have decreased as projects are delayed or deferred
- Cenovus Energy has announced that it is reducing its 2015 capital budget by 15% and suspending all new hiring due to declining oil prices
- Preliminary results of a retail analysis in the City of Fort Saskatchewan point to new retail opportunities in the city as well as oversupply in some sectors
- The City of Fort Saskatchewan has approved increased funding for its public transit pilot project that will run to December 2015. The additional funding will increase the frequency of bus runs and improve connections to Edmonton.
- The High Prairie Medical Clinic and its two physicians are seeking new office and clinical space due to restrictions imposed by the Government of Alberta on the operation of private clinics within public health facilities
- The High Prairie Health and Wellness Clinic recently opened in High Prairie, with three new physicians on staff. The facility anticipates hiring three more physicians as well as associated medical and professional staff.
- Alberta Powerline Limited Partnership has been awarded a $1.43B contract to design, construct and operate the Fort McMurray West Transmission Project for a period of 35 years. The transmission line is expected to be in service by 2019.
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