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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.
- February 2015 | (PDF, 560 KB)
- January 2015 | (PDF, 559 KB)
- 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 Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2015
- The Fort McMurray Airport Authority issued layoff notices to 24 unionized cleaning staff on April 9, 2015 as part of its plan to privatize custodial work. The new contractor, Bill's Cleaners, will begin cleaning the airport on June 1, 2015.
- Gateway Casinos & Entertainment recently announced a $32M casino in the Edmonton Arena District. The project is expected to create 450 person-years of construction employment and 200 new permanent jobs upon completion in the summer of 2016.
- The City of Medicine Hat has recently approved contracts for six companies worth up to $1.5M each, for a total of $9M in spending on pipeline and facility work during 2015
- The Municipal District of Bighorn has received $2M in the first round of flood mitigation funds from the Government of Alberta for 2015-2016. The district has made a total request for $23.7M.
- Points West Living is expecting to hire 100 employees for a $40M seniors housing facility in Cochrane. Construction is planned to start in the fall of 2015, with occupancy by mid-2017.
- The Marina View Hotel in the downtown area of Cold Lake is slated for demolition, with the land viewed by the city as a potential development site
- The Government of Alberta has announced financial support for 21 projects in 16 municipalities for long-term flood protection and drought mitigation
- The Clean Energy Technology Centre in Drayton Valley has received a $350,000 grant from the Government of Alberta. The money will be used as operational funds to support program development and staffing when the centre opens in the fall of 2015.
- The Peace River Bible Institute in Sexsmith is building a new $4M gymnasium and community fitness centre. Construction is expected to be complete by the summer or fall of 2016.
- The Town of High Prairie is holding the inaugural High Prairie Traditional Powwow on May 23, 2015. The event is expected to draw up to 1,000 participants and provide a venue for local artisans.
- Three schools in the Town of High River have had funding approved by the Government of Alberta for flood protection and prevention. The repairs are expected to start in the summer of 2015, with total costs estimated at $3.5M.
- The Government of Alberta is hiring one less air tanker group from Conair, an aerial water-bomber company, for firefighting services in 2015
- The Town of Edson is offering local training for the Standard for Professional Firefighter Qualifications to its volunteer firefighting members. Previously, the training was held as a full-time program in Vermilion.
- Victory Nickel has temporarily suspended frac sand production at its plant in Seven Persons due to poor market conditions. The company stated that they have laid off all but a core of the plant operations staff.
- The City of Edmonton has approved funding of $6.4M to hire 40 new police officers that will be dedicated to the downtown core. City council also approved funding for nine officers to patrol the transit system.
- Kinder Morgan has announced a new $400M hydrocarbon storage terminal for Strathcona County. The project is expected to generate 70 to 100 construction jobs from 2015 to 2019 and up to 20 full-time operational staff on completion.
- The oil and gas downturn is forcing some Alberta technology businesses to diversify. For example, Calgary-based Nagus, which supplies sophisticated batteries used in oil drilling, is seeking alternative markets for its technology.
- Recent large group layoffs in Alberta are mostly linked to the struggling oil patch. Of the 8,170 layoffs reported in the first quarter of 2015, 64% were in the energy sector and the remainder were mainly in retail services.
- Alberta's youth unemployment rate has reached its highest level in five years and university students are expected to have difficulty finding summer jobs this year
- ConocoPhillips will slow expansion of its Surmont thermal oil sands project, located south of Fort McMurray, but will maintain spending about $1.3B US each year in Canada over the next three years
- The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation has released redevelopment plans to convert the historic St. Louis Hotel in Calgary into a mixed-use commercial development
- Future Shop has closed 10 locations in Alberta and will be converting the remaining seven locations to Best Buy stores, as part of a Canada-wide consolidation
- The Government of Alberta has announced $3.4B for new health facilities in Edmonton and northern Alberta in a five-year capital plan under Budget 2015. There are also provisions for maintenance and renewal of existing facilities.
- Oilfield services forecasters are predicting that the spring 2015 slump in drilling activity in Alberta could extend into fall or longer. Recent rig counts in Western Canada are down 22% from 2014, according to the Canadian Association of Oil Well Drilling Contractors.
- The Government of Alberta has announced funding for 34 continuing care spaces in a new seniors facility to be built in Bassano
- Comark Inc., the owners of the Bootlegger, Cleo and Ricki's clothing shop chains, is planning to close stores after it was granted creditor protection on March 26, 2015. The company announced the closing of approximately 50 of its 341 stores over the next few weeks.
- Human resources companies in Calgary are reporting an increase in business dealings with the recent layoffs from the energy sector
- The City of Calgary is conducting an annual census from April 1 to 24, 2015. While respondents have the option to complete the census on-line, the city has also hired door-to-door census takers.
- Enerplus, a Calgary-based oil and gas producer, has introduced OURtime, a flexible work program that has no formal maximum vacation time for its 700 employees. The multi-faceted human resources program intends to help employees with their work-life balance.
- The Government of Canada is providing $230,300 to Grande Prairie Regional College for upgrades to its power engineering lab housed at the Fairview Campus. The enhancements to the steam lab capacity will allow more students to become certified.
- Trican Well Service is laying off employees at its Redcliff facility. The company did not disclose the number of layoffs, but stated that a substantial number of its 180 employees will be affected.
- Essential Energy Services is cutting 10 to 15% of its workforce in Medicine Hat/Redcliff, Brooks, Red Deer, Nisku and Grande Prairie. The number of employees at each location varies between 50 and 150.
- Homeward Trust has opened a new supportive-housing complex in Edmonton for people with severe mental illnesses. The facility, with capacity for 21 tenants, provides support staff on duty 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
- Shoppers Drug Mart is opening a new location on Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton at the former Standard Life Centre. The store is expected to open in November 2015.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $15M for 12 flood mitigation projects to conservation groups and municipalities under the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program
- The Government of Alberta is providing funding to improve access to high-speed internet for residents of Lacombe County and the Montana First Nation
- The Government of Alberta is providing $500,000 to improve access to high-speed Internet in Saddle Hills County. The funding will be used to build four new towers and associated infrastructure.
- The Town of Barrhead is hoping to begin construction on the new aquatic centre in May 2015. Advertisements for a project manager position are expected to be launched during April 2015.
- Neerlandia Co-op held an official opening for its new building on March 13, 2015, in Neerlandia. The old Co-op Home and Farm Centre was destroyed by fire in June 2013.
- The China National Offshore Oil Corporation recently announced that it is closing Nexen Energy's Calgary-based oil trading operation, resulting in the loss of 100 jobs
- Canadian Rockies Public Schools is planning to start construction in the fall of 2015 on the $8.4M first phase of the Banff Elementary School modernization
- The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are jointly funding a $7.8M affordable housing complex in Raymond. The funding will support 40 units in a new 53-unit lodge for low-income seniors.
- The Government of Alberta has announced $7.9M to add 42 units to the North Ridge Lodge in St. Albert. Three other senior's facilities in St. Albert are receiving almost $1.4M for fire safety and sprinkler upgrades.
- The Government of Alberta has announced $12.2M for a new 65-unit seniors lodge in Red Deer. The region is also receiving funding for 180 new long-term care beds and fire safety upgrades at two lodges.
- The University of Lethbridge is introducing new combined degrees, the Bachelor of Fine Arts (New Media) and Bachelor of Education, to provide teachers with new skill sets
- Medalta, a ceramic artist studio facility and factory in Medicine Hat, is assuming control of Plainsman Clays effective May 1, 2015. Plainsman provides clay and pottery supplies across Western Canada and owns retail outlets in Edmonton and BC.
- The Target location in Medicine Hat closed its doors on March 22, 2015. The store had 142 employees at its peak after opening in July of 2013.
- The City of Medicine Hat begins its 2015 Census on April 15, 2015. The city is offering an online option, while door-to-door enumerators will start on May 18, 2015.
- The Town of Drayton Valley is proposing a cost-sharing agreement with Brazeau County for policing, the Early Childhood Development Centre and a new bus hub. The $500,000 bus hub would serve over 1,300 students in the Wildrose School Division.
- Millennium Stimulation Services, a Calgary-based fracturing company, recently held information sessions in Grande Prairie which focused on its long-term goal of a liquefied natural gas plant for the region
- The Government of Alberta is introducing mandatory watercraft inspections stations at commercial vehicle inspection stations and points-of-entry. Specialized canine inspection teams will be deployed to combat invasive aquatic species.
- Career centres at post-secondary institutions in Calgary are reporting similar job posting numbers as in 2014, but with the slump in energy prices, the employer profiles have changed to other sectors
- The Town of Innisfail has awarded a contract of almost $500,000 to Apollo Landscaping of Red Deer for landscape work around the Napolean Meadows subdivision
- Bilton Welding and Manufacturing is making plans to ship two 190-ft. pressure vessels to the Rimbey Gas Plant in June 2015. The vessels require up to 20 employees during construction and specialized equipment for loading and transportation.
- The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are jointly funding a $17.6M affordable housing complex for seniors in Innisfail. The facility will consist of a 60-unit lodge and a minimum of 30 units of self-contained apartments.
- The City of Lloydminster has awarded contracts to Double D Bobcat Services and Contracting Ltd, as well as Pioneer Landscaping, to recycle concrete and woodchips, respectively
- Boutique La Vie en Rose plans to expand Bikini Village stores across Western Canada with up to 75 new locations by the end of 2016, pending approval of the purchase of the insolvent swimwear retailer
- Service Alberta has issued a public warning to job seekers after fraudulent websites have appeared that offer non-existent jobs in Alberta's oil patch
- The Glen Allen Recreation Complex in Strathcona County is set to begin $14M in renovations in April 2015. The modernization project aims to convert the facility to year-round use.
- Ardrossan Family Centre, an out-of-school care service in Ardrossan, is closing on June 30, 2015. The care service is seeking a new space for operations due to demolition at its current location.
- The City of St. Albert has approved a mobile food vendor pilot project that will allow food trucks on public land within the city during the summer. Previously, food trucks have been restricted to private land.
- The Government of Alberta has announced plans to reduce services at the Calgary Young Offender Centre and close the Calgary Maintenance Enforcement Program. The move could affect 51 employees, according to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.
- The Edmonton Buddhist Research Institute has received funding for 106 supportive living spaces from the Government of Alberta. The funding provides for immediate construction of the new facility in Edmonton.
- CBC/Radio-Canada will cut 37 positions in Alberta as part of a national reduction of 240 jobs across all areas of operation. According to the company, while some affected employees may be reassigned to other positions, there will be job losses.
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