Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
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||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Administrative officers (NOC 1221) in Alberta.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment growth is expected to be weak.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Administrative officers in the Alberta region:
- Approximately 30,400 people work in this occupation.
- Administrative officers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 14%
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
- 73% of Administrative officers work all year, while 27% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 74% compared to 68% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 21% compared to 18% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 16% compared to 54% for all occupations
- Women: 84% compared to 46% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: 6% compared to 13% for all occupations
- High school diploma or equivalent: 32% compared to 26% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 6% compared to 12% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 36% compared to 25% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 15% compared to 17% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 5% compared to 7% for all occupations
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Calgary Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Camrose--Drumheller Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Red Deer Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- December 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 248 KB)
- November 2016 | (PDF, 222 KB)
- October 2016 | (PDF, 222 KB)
- September 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 242 KB)
- August 2016 | (PDF, 218 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 510 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 234 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 228 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 214 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 248 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 541 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 591 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 591 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 607KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2017
- The Government of Alberta is hiring two additional medical examiners. The province is increasing funding for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner by $1M per year, with about $0.8M allocated to the two new positions.
- With oil prices recovering, Precision Drilling anticipates spending $108M on capital projects in 2017, a decline of almost 47% from 2016. The company has 90 rigs drilling or moving in Canada.
- The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved the Fort McMurray West 500-kV Transmission Project. The $1.6B transmission line will run from just west of Edmonton to the Fort McMurray area and is expected to be operational in 2019.
- The Banff International Research Station will be receiving $12.8M in funding over the next five years from agencies in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The centre focuses on applied mathematics in the sciences.
- The Municipal District of Bonnyville has awarded two road work contracts valued at approximately $8.47M for the 2017 season
- Harmony Beef is opening on February 27, 2017 near Balzac. The plant is expected to employ about 125 workers to process an estimated 800 head per day.
- Holden Crop Management is opening a local agricultural retail outlet in spring 2017, just east of the Village of Holden
- Drilling activity in Alberta, up 50% from a year ago according to industry sources, is concentrating on higher-valued natural gas, associated liquids and oil. Approximately 200 rigs are actively drilling.
- The City of Lethbridge plans to borrow $15.3M as part of a $41M expansion of the Sherring Business and Industrial Park. The money will be used for infastructure improvements and a new rail line.
- Lakeland College is launching an administrative professional certificate program in Lloydminster starting in fall 2017. The one -year long program includes a work practicum in a professional office.
- Red Deer Public Schools has issued a tender for the construction of West Park Middle School. Construction of Don Campbell Elementary and St. Joseph High School are in progress and are set to open in fall 2017.
- Daishowa-Merubini International Ltd, based in Peace River, has been approved for a $4.8M grant for a bioenergy electricity project. The funding is part of the $60M Alberta Bioenergy Producer Program.
- Big Lakes County has awarded a $4.3M construction contract for a new water reservoir and pumping station in Kinuso to Alberco Construction. The work is scheduled to be complete by October 5, 2017.
Week of Feb 06 - Feb 10, 2017
- The Government of Alberta has committed an additional $5.2M to renovate Parkland Lodge, a seniors facility in Edson. The lodge renovation is expected to be complete by the fall of 2018.
- Alberta Health Services anticipates that the new High Prairie Health Complex will be operational for patients by the summer of 2017. The facility includes an increase of 37 continuing care beds.
- Palliser Regional Schools is planning to spend approximately $2.2M on school infrastructure, maintenance and renewal in 2017
- The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan, focused on physician recruitment, is expanding its role to other health professions including nurses and nurse practitioners. The independent non-governmental organization is funded by Alberta Health.
- GrainsConnect Canada is planning to build a $30M grain terminal near Vegreville. The company expects the project to be complete in 2018 and estimates that 15 full-time jobs will be created.
- The Government of Alberta has increased funding for Phase 3 of the Bonnylodge seniors facility from $10.4M to $13M. Construction is scheduled to start in June 2017 and be complete in 2019.
- The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is forecasting an increase in drilling in Alberta this year to 2,700 wells. Member companies of the association also reported new hiring and the recall of most staff to handle increased customer demand.
- Enform, a Calgary-based energy sector safety training organization, is reporting a 10% to 15% increase in students with an uptick in drilling activity
- Royal Dutch Shell is investing in its liquid-rich Fox Creek site in Alberta as part of a broader US$2-to-3B strategy targeting shale production. The company did not specify how much capital would be allocated toward the Fox Creek play.
- Delphi Energy Corp. is planning a $65M to $70M capital program for 2017 that includes the operation of a second drilling rig and the completion of 13 horizontal wells
- Keystone Excavating Ltd. Is closing permanently at the end of March 2017. The company has recently had fewer than 50 employees.
- The Town of Rocky Mountain House is seeking tenders for demolition of its water tower. The project is scheduled for early March 2017.
- Grande Cache Coal has advised the Town of Grande Cache that it is heading into receivership, with a plan to restructure operations and reopen the mine in July 2017
- Chinook's Edge School Division has decided to close the Chinook Centre School in Innisfail on June 30, 2017. Students and staff will transfer to École John Wilson Elementary School in September 2017.
- The Department of National Defence is extending its contract with aviation company CAE for the continuation of the NATO Flying Training in Canada program by two years, to at least 2023. The training occurs in Cold lake and Moose Jaw, SK.
- The City of Red Deer is eliminating staff, reducing service levels and deleting some vacant positions. The staffing reduction is equivalent to 9.75 full time equivalents comprised of permanent, temporary and casual staff across the city.
Week of Jan 30 - Feb 03, 2017
- Altura Energy plans to drill 11 horizontal oil and natural gas wells in Alberta in 2017, supported by a capital budget of $17M
- The City of St. Albert is expecting a surge in non-residential developments during the 2017-19 period. The first phase of the Erin Ridge Shopping Centre has recently confirmed 12 new tenants for the project.
- The Royal Bank of Canada is partnering with computer scientists at the University of Alberta to launch a research lab which will focus on artificial intelligence. The bank estimates that tens of millions of dollars will be invested in the project.
- Solium, a Calgary software development company, is planning to hire 60 to 85 new staff in the city to cope with expansion plans
- Slave Lake, Fort Vermilion and Barrhead are set to receive approximately $1.0M from the Government of Canada for recreational and cultural projects
- Pengrowth Energy is planning to spend approximately $80M in 2017 at its Lindbergh thermal oil project, including drilling new wells, maintenance activities, a planned turnaround and engineering and design work for the second phase of the project
- Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association is forecasting a drop in activity as major construction projects near completion in 2017. However, Pembina Pipeline Corp. and Inter Pipeline have pending projects in the area worth about $7B combined.
- The Town of Hinton has over $15M in capital projects planned for 2017, including $4.5M for road repairs and improvements to storm drainage
- The Government of Alberta is providing $4.8M to Red Deer College to build a new Alternative Energy Innovation Lab and for energy improvements on campus. The projects are expected to generate more than $7M of direct economic activity.
- The Government of Alberta has added $2.66M in funding for the new seniors lodge in Rimbey, bringing the total contribution to $15.96M. The facility is expected to open in September 2017.
Week of Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2017
- The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller is receiving about $3.6M in cultural infrastructure funding from the Government of Canada, for a planned $9.3M expansion. The work is expected to be completed in 2019.
- Early child-care workers are in short supply in Fort McMurray according to a survey by the Wood Buffalo Social Recovery Task Force. Many workers that left during the fire in May 2016 and have not returned.
- The Irricana and Rural Municipal Library is hosting a four-week employment program from January 23 to February 15, 2017 in cooperation with Rocky View Employment Services
- The Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are expanding services at the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre. The centre will undergo renovations this spring, with the new facility opening in 2018.
- The Government of Alberta has released plans for a 100-bed continuing care facility in downtown Fort McMurray. The project is slated to go to tender in fall 2017.
- The Government of Canada is providing approximately $2.74M to upgrade 13 recreational and cultural facilities in Calgary
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