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Outlook & Prospects for Administrative Officers 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||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Administrative Officers (NOC 1221) in Alberta. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected as a result of workers retiring. However, this will be offset by proportionately more unemployed workers with experience in this occupation who may compete for available jobs.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Alberta was 44 years and 21% of workers were 55 years old and older. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, approximately 34,500 people worked in this occupation in 2013.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Calgary Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Camrose--Drumheller Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Red Deer Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||(2 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 04 - May 08, 2015
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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