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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||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be limited 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.
The current downturn in the provincial economy, caused by low oil prices, has reduced demand for this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Administrative Officers in Alberta:
- Approximately 33,100 people work in this occupation.
- Administrative Officers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 14%
- Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 8%
- Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 6%
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 5%
- Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 5%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 88% compared to 84% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 12% compared to 16% for all occupations
- 73% of Administrative Officers work all year, while 27% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations.
- 9% of Administrative Officers are self-employed compared to an average of 17% 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)||2016-04-15|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Calgary Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Camrose--Drumheller Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Red Deer Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?
According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 84% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 46% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Administrative Officers) is part of a larger group called Administrative and Regulatory Occupations (NOC 122). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), the unionization rate for this group was 14%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 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).
- 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 Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016
- NorQuest College in Edmonton and Bow Valley College in Calgary are offering certification and training programs in construction through the Alberta Aboriginal Construction Career Centre
- Parks Canada awarded a $1.1M design contract for the visitor information centre in Waterton Lakes National Park to Ferrari Westwood Babits Architects in Lethbridge
- Educational institutions in Alberta are reporting a strong demand for courses and certifications in alternative energy such as solar-power
- The Grande Yellowhead Public School Division awarded a $12M design-bid-build contract to United Construction Company for a replacement school in Edson. Completion is scheduled for the fall of 2017.
- The Government of Alberta released plans for a $14M seniors lodge in Coleman. The project is expected to be complete by December 2017.
- The Town of Spirit River broke ground on the Central Peace Health Complex, a new $5.27M hospital scheduled to open in 2017
- The Town of Stettler awarded a $822,569 contract for sewage lagoon remediation to NuEdge Construction
- Auctions of provincially owned oil and gas drilling rights have sunk to near historic lows in Alberta, with just over $75M invested so far in 2016
- The Government of Alberta is providing $239M over the next five years for improvements at provincial parks
- The Municipal District of Bighorn awarded a $428,893 contract to Devcon for flood-debris mitigation on Jura Creek. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of November 2016.
- The new owners of the Innisfail Hotel are investing $500,000 to renovate rooms and bring back the hotel diner, which has been closed for over 25 years
- Construction has started on the Hamlets of Red Deer, a $25M supportive living facility in Red Deer. The facility is expected to open in the fall of 2017.
- The Government of Alberta completed primary construction work on the new $375.5M Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. The interior work, construction of exhibits, and the relocation of collections will follow with completion scheduled in 2017.
- Careers is launching the $1M Rebuilding Fort McMurray Creating Youth Futures campaign on August 31, 2016 to raise awareness on career options for youth
- Elk Island Public Schools is spending $2M on renovations to its Fort Saskatchewan schools in preparation for the September 2016 openings
- The Wellspring Family Resource and Crisis Centre in Whitecourt is opening a new thrift store, Twice as Nice
- Alberta Treasury Branch plans to set up a permanent agency in both Milo and Arrowwood, following the recent decision of Scotiabank to pull their branches out of the two villages in January 2017
Week of Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2016
- The Government of Alberta is contributing $30.3M to the Canadian Red Cross Relief Campaign for residents of Fort McMurray
- Construction of the Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton has started. The office portion of the building is scheduled for completion in 2018, while the residential section of the project will open its doors in fall 2019.
- The Town of Wainwright is seeking local contractors for work on the Storm Water Management Project. Banner Engineering is managing the three-year $15M project.
- Brooks Asphalt has been awarded a $3.5M project to build a boat launch and shorewater protection at Kinbrook Island Provincial Park. Construction of the project is expected to start in September 2016.
- The Town of Bonneville has awarded a construction contract to GenMec ACL, to build a new $6.9M town hall. The project is expected to be complete in 14 months, pending financing approval from the town.
- The Government of Alberta is providing a $265,000 grant to the Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance to support watershed projects in the Peace River basin
- Japan Canada Oil Sands Ltd. plans to keep its Hangingstone oil sands project, near Fort McMurray, closed until oil prices rise above US$50 per barrel. The site was evacuated in May 2016 due to wildfires.
- The City of Cold Lake has started construction to expand facilities and services at Kinosoo Beach
- Osum Oil Sands is installing new equipment this fall at its Orion oil sands project near Cold Lake, in advance of the planned Phase 2 expansion. Installation work is expected to begin in August and should be complete by December 2016.
- Knelsen Sand and Gravel has been awarded a $4.6M roadwork contract to pave about seven kilometers of road leading to Horse Lake First Nation near Hythe. The project is expected to be complete by mid-October 2016.
- The Government of Alberta is providing up to $20,000 in financial assistance to small businesses affected by wildfires in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, starting in September 2016
- The Canadian Cancer Society is closing its regional office in Lethbridge on September 30, 2016
- Cathedral Energy Services Ltd, a Calgary-based drilling company, will be spending up to US$3.4M to settle lawsuits related to overtime pay disputes with employees
- Christenson Developments is planning to start construction of its Whitecourt Retirement Village, a seniors┐ residence, in late fall of 2016. The building will be open for occupancy in 2018.
Week of Aug 01 - Aug 05, 2016
- The Government of Alberta is granting $87.5M to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, as an initial advance under the Disaster Recovery Program. The funding will assist with uninsurable costs related to the wildfire destruction in spring.
- Construction of Bibles for Missions┐ new Thrift Store has started in Okotoks. The project is expected to be complete by January 2017.
- Heritage Property Corporation is halting its Canmore Hotel expansion plans, scheduled to start in fall 2016. Instead, the company has decided to offer the hotel for sale.
- Seasons Retirement Communities has purchased two retirement facilities in Olds and is offering upgraded training programs for staff
- The Regional Municiplaity of Wood Buffalo has recently decided to defer completion of the Multiplex facility in Conklin. Groundbreaking for the $50M project took place in October 2014.
- The Petroleum Services Association of Canada has downgraded Alberta's drilling forecast for 2016. The group estimates that 1,900 wells will be drilled this year, down from an earlier forecast of 2,700.
- The City of Cold Lake has approved Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre┐s expansion plans. Construction of the new outreach building is scheduled to begin shortly, pending receipt of the building permit.
- The Government of Canada recently delivered the first of two 2016-17 federal Gas Tax Fund installments, worth $109M, to support local infrastructure projects in Alberta. In total, the province will receive over $219M this year through the fund.
- Big Lakes County is moving forward with improvements to the High Prairie Airport, including the runaway, lighting and a new access road
- The Alberta Severe Weather Management Society is reporting a busy cloud seeding season for its pilots combating hail. Each year, the insurance industry invests about $6M in the hail suppression project.
Week of Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2016
- ConocoPhillips Canada is laying off up to 300 employees, mainly from its Calgary head office, in September 2016
- United Communities is moving forward with commercial and school developments in Okotoks, following approval from the town council. Construction could start by late 2016 or early 2017.
- Calgary Police Service is hiring 50 new police officers, due to an increase in crime and 911 calls. The additional positions will cost the city about $7.5M per year.
- The County of Stettler has approved funding for the construction of a new public works facility
- Canmore Business and Tourism, a regional destination marketing organization, recently ceased operations and eliminated all staff positions due to funding issues
- The Government of Alberta is investing $18.5M on flood and drought protection projects over three years, through the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program
- Westlock County is seeking proposals to design and build a new hall for the Fawcett Fire Department
- The Government of Alberta is providing more than $25M over the next five years for campground and park improvements in the Kananaskis-Calgary region
- The Cochrane Alliance Church has started a $4.23M expansion and renovation project, with completion slated in summer 2017
- The Town of Hinton has received a $1M grant from the federal government towards the construction of the Performing Arts Venue. Construction of the $5.4M facility is scheduled for completion by fall 2017.
- The Government of Alberta is granting $12.7M to 61 bio-industrial projects that use agricultural and forestry byproducts or other forms of biomass in manufacturing
- The Tsuu T'ina First Nation, west of Calgary, has broken ground on a new police station. The facility will also accommodate other support services for the community.
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