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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.
- 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 Dec 08 - Dec 12, 2014
- Capital Power recently announced that construction will start in mid-2015 on the Genesee 4 and 5 electrical generating stations just west of Edmonton. The plants are expected to be operational in 2018.
- The City of Edmonton plans to start construction in 2015 on a $196M transit garage that will provide space for 700 drivers. The city has also budgeted $5.1M for staff amenities including space for a daycare and food services. Construction of the project is expected to last for up to three years.
- Trinidad Drilling has recently completed construction in Nisku on a $40M self-propelled land drilling rig. The fully-automated rig is operated from a central console and only requires a small crew of seven or eight employees.
- Precision Drilling in Alberta is reducing its 2014 spending plan, slashing its 2015 capital spending by 44 percent, and delaying any new rig construction in response to slumping world commodity prices
- Alberta's Ensign Energy Services is pausing construction on 17 new drilling rigs planned for 2015, in response to uncertain market conditions for its services
- EOG Resources has announced the sale of most of its Canadian oil- and gas-producing assets, while retaining only some land and an office in Alberta. EOG did not disclose any job loss numbers or timelines.
- The City of Edmonton has recently approved $1.6M to operate late night bus service on five city routes starting in September 2015
- The City of Airdrie is adding eight RCMP members to its police service as of April 1, 2015, following approval from city council
- Tavern 1903, a restaurant which opened in downtown Edmonton in 2013, is closing its doors over a tenancy dispute. The owners did not release any information on the affected staff but are attempting to find them other restaurant employment.
- Northern Lakes College has partnered with Aspen View Schools and the Athabasca Hospital to offer a Health Care Aide Dual Credit Program that will give high school students experience and education in the field
- Slave Lake Slave Labour has recently started business in the Slave Lake area to assist students between the ages of 15 and 26 find local labour jobs that are flexible
- Tenants are expected to open for business in the Sterling Centre in Grande Prairie in February 2015 as construction on the site is almost complete. The complex has a mix of retail, office and clinical space.
- Ainsworth Lumber and Norbor are planning to merge and create a new company focused on the production of oriented strand board. According to the companies there are no immediate impacts on the Grande Prairie mill site.
- The Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation has recently acquired a majority interest in Backwoods Energy Services, based in Whitecourt. Backwoods provides oil and gas construction services with additional offices in Calgary and Smithers, BC.
- The City of Edmonton has approved a $61.5M project to redevelop the Stanley A. Milner Library in downtown Edmonton, with $10M of the cost coming from fundraising. The proposed timeline calls for construction to start in 2016 and be completed by the winter of 2018.
- Cape Construction is planning a hotel, a lifestyle mall, a grocery store and apartment spaces for 600 residents at Bellevue Village in St. Albert. The company does not currently have construction timelines.
- The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton has launched a $100M fundraising campaign for the Centre for Applied Technologies, student bursaries, equipment and applied research
- Lowe's Canada is opening a new $24M store in Lethbridge in the spring of 2015. The company expects to hire 120 to 140 employees, with an additional 40 to 50 seasonal jobs at the site.
- Lethbridge School Division No. 51 has been able to hire 12.5 full-time equivalent teachers and 18 full-time equivalent support staff due to funding increases as a result of higher student enrolment. The district has also received an increase of $1.75M in maintenance and renewal funding from the Government of Alberta.
- The Edmonton Police Service is actively recruiting from Edmonton's African communities in an attempt to increase diversity among its members
- The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has allocated $3M towards the demolition of the seven Penhorwood condominium complex buildings in Fort McMurray. The vacant buildings are scheduled for demolition by February 2015.
- Calgary HandiBus is ceasing operations in 2015 due to increasing costs and the emergence of cheaper forms of service in the city. HandiBus currently provides transportation for approximately 17,000 people with disabilities in Calgary.
- Penny Lane Entertainment Group, based out of Calgary, introduced a no-limit vacation policy for its staff effective November 25, 2014. The policy was introduced as an incentive to attract and retain younger staff.
- The second payment for 2014 from the Gas Tax Fund will provide $7.9M for infrastructure projects in the Peace River area
- Di-Corp is set to begin distributing frac sand in March 2015 from a new terminal, currently under construction, near Rocky Mountain House
- The Town of Canmore has reached a contract agreement with its local fire and rescue personnel that provides a retroactive wage increase for three years, back to 2011
- The Government of Canada is providing $600,000 over four years to Avalanche Canada for youth-focussed avalanche safety training and the development of tools to minimize backcountry travel risk
- The Newell Regional Tourism Association has recently released the Tourism Industry Study, which identifies gaps in tourist services and business opportunities within the County of Newell
- Parkland Seniors Lodge in Edson is expanding from 40 rooms to 102 rooms by adding a third storey, increasing the space allocation and improving the accessibility within the building. Construction is expected to start in February or March 2015.
- The Wood Buffalo Brewing Company in Fort McMuuray and a sister company, Last Best Brewing and Distilling in Calgary, are expanding in the craft distilling market. A pub is planned for the Calgary market in the spring of 2015.
- Elk Island Catholic Schools is planning to build a new school near the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan. The school district is expecting to start construction in November 2015.
- The City of Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department is seeking increased funding for firefighter hours in response to service demands. The department, composed of 51 part-time firefighters, has experienced a 22% yearly increase in call volumes.
- The Canadian Home Builders' Association's Grande Prairie branch is expecting a strong winter construction season and continuing demand for new housing into 2015
- The fate of Alberta Downs, a harness-racing facility in Lacombe, is in limbo after Horse Racing Alberta denied any racing dates to the track for 2015
- The Lloydminster and District Co-op has opened the Marketplace, a retail grocery store, as part of its new complex in Lloydminster. The company has plans for another gas bar, cardlock and bulk petroleum site on the west side of the city.
- The Livingstone Range School Division plans to spend just over $2M on school infrastructure maintenance and renewal over the 2014-2015 school year. The money is spread across a range of communities and schools throughout the district.
- The Telus World of Science is planning to spend $40M on a major expansion to the facility, with a recent $12M commitment from the City of Edmonton
- The City of Edmonton has approved $3.75M for the expansion of the Winspear Centre, to include a performance theatre with a childcare centre and other cultural space
- The Peace River & District Chamber of Commerce has urged the Town of Peace River to hire an Economic Development Officer in a recent presentation to council. The town is also considering a shared position with other regional economic partners.
- The City of St. Albert has exhausted its snow clearing budget after a recent heavy snowfall. The city has hired 21 contractors, with an additional 12 contractors planned for residential road work.
- The employees of Wood Art Industries, a family business with six employees in Wetaskiwin, face an uncertain future after fire destroyed the facility on November 26, 2014
- Athabasca Oil Corporation has recently announced that they are reducing their 2015 capital budget to $208M, a 70% decrease from their 2014 budget, in response to lower oil prices
- Loblaw Companies Ltd. is opening a Loblaws City Market in the Edmonton Brewery District, but the company did not disclose further details. The new outlet is an urban-format store concept with organic produce aimed at food enthusiasts.
- Western Securities is planning to start redevelopment of the Stadium Shopping Centre in Calgary by early 2016, with completion in 2021. The site is slated for a hotel, retail space and up to 350 residential units.
- The Government of Alberta has recently announced $160M in new funding for upgrades to seniors lodges in rural areas across the province
- Fort McKay Logistics has recently opened a warehouse and office facility in Edmonton, primarily to service oil sands companies. The trucking and delivery company, fully owned by the Fort McKay First Nation, has 40 employees in the city with plans for further expansion.
- The Government of Alberta has completed a deal to purchase the Willow Square lands in Fort McMurray from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The land transfer will allow the construction of affordable and seniors housing on the site.
- The City of Airdrie will be providing $762,548 under the Family and Community Support Services to six agencies for program funding in 2015
- The City of Airdrie is expecting to receive $2.69M from the Gas Tax Fund this year, with the monies earmarked for a range of infrastructure projects
- WestJet Airlines has failed to reach a settlement with its 2,600 flight attendants after a tentative deal was recently rejected following a membership vote. The airline plans further meetings with the flight attendants for dispute resolution.
- The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors is forecasting a 10% decline in drilling activity in 2015. The association is predicting a reduction in both the number of drilled wells and in operating days.
- The Mullen Group, based out of Okotoks, is expecting to close a deal in early 2015 that will see it acquire the assets of Gardewine Group. The acquisition will add 1,500 employees and 140 owner-operators.
- Embassy BOSA is starting construction in February 2015 on a $120M tower as part of the redevelopment of Mount Royal Village in Calgary. The project includes 233 residences, a grocery store, retail and office spaces.
- Reitmans, a national women's clothing retailer, is closing 31 of its Smart Set stores across the country and converting another 76 stores to the Reitmans brand
- The Town of Banff is planning to hire an economic prosperity coordinator in January 2015, to implement a retail strategy for the community. The position will also collaborate with the tourism sector to generate economic data for the town.
- The $5.1M Eastgate development in Bonnyville, currently under construction, is scheduled for a new hotel, apartment complex, commercial and retail spaces. The project is expected to be completed by 2016 or 2017.
- Rocky View Schools recently held sod-turning ceremonies for three new schools in the area, all scheduled to open in 2016. Two of the schools are in Airdrie and one is in Cochrane.
- The University of Alberta, along with government and industry partners, has established a $15M laboratory to discover new techniques for hydrocarbon recovery. The facility will employ technicians, graduate students and research associates.
- La Maison Simons, a retail fashion store, is scheduled to open at the CORE Shopping Centre in Calgary in March 2017
- Northwestern Air Lease is providing direct flights between Grande Prairie and Red Deer starting December 1, 2014. The airline is initially offering four flights a week between the two cities and also exploring additional destinations.
- The Town of Blackfalds has increased its snow removal budget to $100,000 for the 2014-2015 winter season. The majority of the cost is for contracted services for graders and snow hauling.
- Tilted Kilt, a restaurant and pub franchise, is looking for another 40 employees for a new location in Lloydminster, with the opening planned for December 1, 2014
- Pioneer Lodge, a seniors care facility in Lloydminster, is scheduled for a 40-bed extension with a step-up in the level of care necessitating additional personal care aides and minimal nursing oversight
- The Strathcona Community Hospital has been increasing services and adding staff since its opening on May 21, 2014. A dermatology clinic is scheduled to open in the near future, while clinic hours are being expanded for some services due to high patient demand.
- Telus is planning to upgrade its service levels throughout Strathcona County and improve wireless coverage by adding antenna sites in the rural areas
- The Town of Sundre is expecting to start a $1.5M multi-phase road construction project in 2015
- Callidus Developments is planning to start construction on two residential towers near MacEwan University in downtown Edmonton, beginning in the summer of 2015. The $400M project will create 1,300 rental and condominium units and is expected to be complete in five to seven years.
- Cenovus Energy recently received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator and the Province of Alberta for its Telephone Lake thermal oilsands project near Fort McMurray. The company expects to decide on the development timeline by December 2015.
- Corkscrew Media is starting filming in mid-December on 12 episodes of Ice Road Racers in the Fort McMurray area. There is currently an open casting call for participant drivers.
- The Village of Boyle is reissuing a tender call for their new Municipal Centre as a construction management service contract, due to legal issues, after previously accepting a winning bid. The timeline for completion remains at December 2015.
- The Town of Canmore is spending just over $473,000 from its capital budget to upgrade its emergency communications systems, following a review of the 2013 flood response
- The Best Western Plus in Chestermere, currently under construction, is expecting to hire 20 staff by completion in early 2016
- The Rocky View Regional Handibus Society, which provides transportation services for disabled residents and seniors, is expecting a $25,000 funding shortfall in 2014. The future of the service is uncertain as it searches for additional financing.
- The Town of Cochrane has 18 capital projects scheduled in its 2015 budget at an estimated cost of $228M. Federal Gas Tax Funds of just over $2M will be used for development of the aquatic and curling centre.
- Kinosoo Ridge, a ski resort and new tube park near Cold Lake, is planning to open on December 6, 2014. The company is currently recruiting for a range of seasonal positions.
- The MaternityCare Consumers of Alberta Network recently released a report highlighting the province-wide shortage of all types of maternity care providers. There is a particular need for midwives and family doctors practicing maternity care.
- The Municipal District of Smoky River and the Town of McLennan are facing the loss of dental services as funding for a University of Alberta outreach clinic is slated to end in July 2015. The region has only one dentist for a population of 4,500.
- Cofely Fabricom is opening a storage tank and module fabrication plant in Fort Saskatchewan in February 2015. The first phase of the project is expected to create 250 jobs, including tradespersons, project managers and administrative positions.
- Bear Safety and More will be providing mandatory wildlife safety training for all Suncor employees and contractors working in the oilsands or visiting the region, by March 31, 2015, following a review of the current training programs
- Champion Petfoods recently announced plans for a $5.9M Research and Innovation Centre adjacent to their main production facility in Morinville. The centre, which will develop new dog and cat foods, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2015.
- Calian Technologies has recently opened an occupational health clinic in Fort McKay that will provide employee physicals, medical surveillance and work injury medical care
- The Fraser Institute has published a 10-year study that found Alberta was a destination of choice for career-age young adults in Canada seeking employment
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