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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.
- March 2015 | (PDF, 623 KB)
- February 2015 | (PDF, 560 KB)
- January 2015 | (PDF, 559 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 607KB)new
- 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)
- 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 May 11 - May 15, 2015
- Rogers Media has cut 110 positions from its conventional television operations across Canada. Shows in Edmonton are affected, as are operations in Calgary.
- Trinidad Drilling, an international drilling services company based in Alberta, recently reported a 53% decline in first-quarter 2015 earnings compared to the same period in 2014. The company anticipates a continued slowdown through 2015.
- Lowe's Canada is picking up 13 former Target store leases across Canada, including two locations in Calgary. The company stated that approximately 2,000 jobs in total would be created through the acquisition.
- Brewster Travel Canada is introducing a new sightseeing bus tour between Edmonton and Jasper starting May 31, 2015. The service is aimed mainly at European and U.S. visitors, but could also appeal to locals who don't want to drive.
- Telus is hiring staff and committing $11M for infrastructure and service improvements in Lloydminster. The projects will update the wireless network to 4G LTE and increase Internet speeds.
- The Town of High Prairie has awarded two contracts for road construction and waterline upgrades with a total value of approximately $1.8M. Timelines for the projects were not provided.
- Trican Well Service cut 2,000 employees from its North American operations in the first quarter of 2015, due to depressed oil prices. The company is also in negotiations to sell some of its international operations in a move to reduce costs.
- The Town of Ponoka and Ponoka County are set to negotiate a new fire services agreement following plans to terminate the current contract which has existed since 1979. The actions follow concerns from senior fire department officials with the town.
- The Town of Rimbey has transferred administrative duties for its fire department to Ponoka County. The county will take on ownership and administration but the firefighter duties remain unchanged.
- Total Energy has reported a 70% reduction in drilling activity for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. The company also reported significant reductions in other divisions, due to declining crude oil prices.
- The City of Spruce Grove is working towards a bylaw amendment that would allow food trucks to operate within five districts of the city. A recent municipal survey of residents and businesses found majority support for food trucks.
- RBC Dominion Securities has announced that it will be a major tenant of Edmonton Tower in the downtown Arena district. The building is scheduled to open in 2016, with RBC occupying space by 2018.
- Athabasca Minerals has announced its intention to purchase a private rail transloading facility near Obed. The company plans to use the site for aggregate processing and loading, as well as for the storage and distribution of fracturing sand.
- Lantic Inc., a sugar beet processor in Taber, has announced a four-year agreement with the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Association. The new agreement provides stability for the plant, its employees and the local community.
- The Aecon Group has been awarded a $109M contract for additional work on the North West Redwater Partnership refinery in Sturgeon County. The work is expected to start in the second quarter of 2015, with completion by the third quarter of 2016.
- The Petroleum Services Association of Canada has cut its drilling forecast for 2015 by almost 50%. Alberta is projected to have 2,976 wells drilled.
- WorleyParsons, an international oil services company with a presence in Alberta, is cutting 2,000 positions worldwide and reducing work due to falling commodity prices. The company expects significant cutbacks in its North American operations.
- Ensign Energy Services, a Calgary-based drilling company, has recently reported reduced earnings for the first quarter of 2015 and a 42% decline in working days compared to the same period in 2014
- AECOM, a global multi-sector construction company, is closing the Flint-URS location in Redcliff effective July 10, 2015 due to a slowdown in local oil field construction. The company estimated that 30 employees will be affected by the closure.
- The Town of Fairview has approved a $2M capital budget for 2015 that will fund local construction and infrastructure improvement projects
- Construction has started on the $50M Markaz Ul-Islam centre in Fort McMurray. The project includes a mosque, Islamic school, daycare, recreation centre and a multipurpose hall.
- The City of Fort Saskatchewan has approved $800,000 in funding for upgrades to the heating and cooling systems at the Dow Centennial Centre. The work is scheduled for completion during the summer of 2015.
- Kitchen by Harvest to Home, a new restaurant and bistro in Lloydminster, opened on May 6, 2015. The 35-seat venue plans to offer an upscale dining experience using locally sourced foods.
- Baytex Energy has announced that it is decommissioning its Gemini thermal oil sands pilot project near Cold Lake and will delay any decisions on further development in the region pending a recovery in oil prices
- The Town of Beaverlodge has sold the Beaverlodge Airport to the North Peace Bracket Racing Association with the condition that it be kept as an airport/aerodrome for the next 10 years
- Savanna Energy Services has reported a decline in revenue due to low oil prices. The company is retiring or disposing of assets to reduce the capital, repairs, maintenance and people required to manage equipment with little marketability.
- Alberta Health Services has recently awarded Emergency Medical Services in the St. Paul area to Prairie EMS, a regional supplier of ambulance and paramedic services. Current St. Paul ambulance employees are meeting with Prairie EMS to discuss staffing.
- Alberta Health Services has announced that construction has started on a heliport at the Grande Cache Community Health Complex. The project is expected to be complete by the fall of 2015.
- First Presbyterian Church in downtown Edmonton has started a five-year restoration project following designation as a historic structure
- Access Calgary Handibus drivers and support staff recently voted to join Calgary Transit. The handibus service was taken over by Calgary Transit in 2014, but the fate of existing staff was uncertain until the recent vote.
- Mullen Group, based in Okotoks, has cut approximately 1,000 positions in the first quarter of 2015 due to low oil prices. The job losses were made through a combination of layoffs and attrition.
- Weatherford International, a global oil field services company, has announced plans to further cut its workforce by 18% in 2015. The company plans to shut down and consolidate 60 operating facilities in North America by the end of this year.
- Baker Hughes, an international oil field services company, has announced an additional 3,500 job cuts during the first quarter of 2015. The company expects a further decline in drilling rig counts during the second quarter of 2015.
- Precision Drilling recently announced a reduction in staff and the number of operating facilities in North America. The company has reduced field staff by 2,500 positions and cut 14% of salaried employees.
- Edmonton-based Braden-Burrey Expediting has opened a new air and multimodal cargo facility near the Edmonton International Airport. The company handles freight for 10 airlines in the city, as well as logistics and supply-chain functions.
- Gibson Energy is building new tanks for its crude oil storage capacity at Hardisty to support the growth plans of Suncor Energy. Over 50% of the new capacity is backed by a long-term agreement with Teck Resources.
- The City of Calgary saved $6.3M by not filling 231 vacant positions during the first quarter of 2015. Many of the positions have since been filled in order to satisfy service delivery.
- Telus is investing $212M in Calgary during 2015 to improve its wireless services and expand its fiber optic network. The company is also continuing construction of the Telus Sky tower in the downtown core and developing Telus Health programs.
- Macdonald Development Corporation has announced that it has taken over the MonTerra development on Cochrane Lake after the original owners declared bankruptcy
- The Chvrch of John, a new 200-patron restaurant and art bar, is scheduled to open in downtown Edmonton by September 2015. The Artery, another venue that recently closed, will be relocating pending approval from the city.
- Providence Christian school in Monarch has broken ground on a $1.3M expansion that will add a gymnasium, eight classrooms, a kitchen and offices. Construction is scheduled for completion by the spring of 2016.
- The historic Buena Vista apartment block in Edmonton is scheduled for demolition following approval from city council for rezoning. Edgar Development Corp. is planning a 240-unit rental apartment on the site.
- The Grande Spirit Foundation has received $19.6M from the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada for a 150-unit seniors facility in the Hamlet of Clairmont. Occupancy is planned for December of 2016.
- The Town of High River is proceeding with the demolition of flooded homes and the decommissioning of the Wallaceville neighbourhood
- Essentra PLC, a U.K.-based global supplier of specialty packaging products for the oil and gas industry and other sectors, has opened a new distribution centre in Leduc. The facility serves two Essentra business lines involved with drilling and manufacturing.
- Portage College held a Career Expo aimed at high school students at its Lac La Biche Campus on April 21, 2015. The event showcased career opportunities available in northern Alberta.
- The City of Leduc is starting its annual census on April 28, 2015. The city is offering an online option for the census, but enumerators will also be working to visit households from May 25 to June 30, 2015.
- A recent joint report from BuildForce Canada and the Canadian Home Builders Association is projecting a strong demand for residential construction workers from 2015 to 2024
- McDonald's Restaurants has installed self-serve touchscreen kiosks in one of their locations in Lloydminster as part of a pilot project evaluating the new technology. The franchise is currently one of three restaurants taking part in the program.
- Three Future Shop stores in the Edmonton region have reopened under the Best Buy banner, following a Canada-wide shutdown in March 2015. The new stores have retained some local staff, but also hired new employees.
- Auctioneer Ritchie Bros. recently held Canada's largest ever heavy equipment auction in Nisku. The auction attracted over 11,000 bidders from 50 countries.
- The Wainwright Regional Waste to Energy Authority suspended operations at its incinerator in Wainwright on April 22, 2015, after failing emissions tests. The facility burns 98% of Alberta's biomedical waste.
- The Agriculture Financial Services Corp., an Alberta Crown corporation that provides insurance to farmers and rural businesses, is closing nine offices across the province to reduce costs. Additionally, the Airdrie and Calgary offices are being consolidated into one branch in Balzac.
- Camex Equipment Sales and Rentals in Nisku are building a new sales and service centre, despite recent staff reductions and a slowdown in the energy sector. The company expects new business opportunities to arise from reduced capital expenditures by the energy sector.
- Genesis Place Recreation Centre in Airdrie is slated for approximately $2M in renovations from August to October, 2015. The work involves re-surfacing and new tiles, necessitating a total closure of the indoor pool.
- In an effort to ease summertime traffic congestion, the Town of Banff is increasing the frequency of public bus service to Sulphur Mountain. The project is slated to run from late June to early September 2015.
- The Municipal District of Bonnyville has passed a $110M budget for 2015, with 44% of the funds dedicated to road construction and maintenance. Fire hall upgrades and construction of a new public safety building are also planned.
- The Government of Alberta has committed $43M for improvements to a section of Highway 28 beginning in the summer of 2015 and ending in 2016
- Beginning on May 9th 2015, Red Arrow Motorcoach is expanding its e-bus service to include Edmonton International Airport. The service will run four trips daily, seven days a week.
- The University of Calgary has announced a freeze on all executive salaries due to funding cutbacks. The university is also dipping into its reserves to balance its budget.
- Krawford Construction is scheduled to start work on a $9.38M renovation project at St. John Paul II Catholic Schools in Stony Plain. The expansion, consisting of new classrooms and a gym, is expected to be complete by the fall of 2015.
- The Town of Bonnyville has awarded a $5.7M contract for road construction to NuEdge Contracting. The project has an estimated three-month duration for completion.
- Portage College has announced that it is withdrawing from its campus in Bonnyville, effective September 30, 2015. The institution scaled back its courses in 2013 and has since only offered a few welding and engineering classes in the town.
- SMG Canada, a leader in venue management, is currently recruiting for the Medicine Hat Event Centre, scheduled to open in August 2015. The company is hiring casual employees for building operations, food and beverage, as well as guest services.
- The City of Grande Prairie is exploring alternatives for the Leisure Centre renovation project after a $4M budget shortfall was identified. The project was scheduled for completion by 2017.
- Absolute Completion Technologies, a Calgary-based manufacturer, has recently launched an automated robotics and production cell at its Edmonton facility. Robots complete the work of five employees and reduce manufacturing times by up to 50%.
- BluEarth Renewables is planning to start construction in May 2015 on its $80M Bull Creek Wind Project near Provost. A scaled down version of the original project was recently approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission.
- The Town of Banff is clamping down on illegal vacation property rentals and encouraging owners to consider longer- term rentals for full-time employees instead. There is a zero-vacancy rate for residents and seasonal workers in Banff.
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