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).
- January 2017 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- Annual Edition 2016 | (PDF, 280 KB)
- 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 Mar 06 - Mar 10, 2017
- The Bethany Group is receiving nearly $1.2M for upgrades, repairs and maintenance at three of its seniors facilities in Camrose. The combined funding is from the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada.
- The Government of Alberta has launched a new Energy Efficiency Alberta program that will provide in-home installations of practical, no-charge efficiency products. Installation will be conducted by qualified agents who schedule home visits.
- The Government of Canada is providing over $430,000 to four community projects in Edmonton, to improve local amenities
- The City of Medicine Hat has awarded a $3.77M contract for electrical system upgrades to Will Bros. Canada. The upgrades are expected take place starting in fall 2017.
- Fort Edmonton Park is set to undergo a $160M expansion and upgrade thanks to funding from the federal, provincial and municipal governments. The improvement work is expected to begin this fall and should be complete by spring 2020.
- The YMM Home Show and Job Fair was held in Fort McMurray on March 3 and 4. About 150 vendors participated in the fair and close to 5,000 job seekers attended it.
- Ensign Energy Services Inc. shuttered 26 rigs in 2016 as it adjusted operations to cope with low oil and gas prices. The company also shuffled its fleet and invested in new high-performing rigs last year.
- The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are investing $816,300 to upgrade affordable housing units in the Red Deer area
- The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $1M to fund the Apprentice Training Award. The program helps apprentices by giving them $1,000 in grants towards their technical training.
- The federal and provincial governments are providing up to $20M for the development of the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre. The facility will be constructed at the Shepard Energy Centre in Calgary.
- Baytex Energy has started its 2017 drilling program with 11 wells planned for the Peace River region and 52 wells for the Lloydminster area
- The Old Colony Seniors Lodge in Carmangay has attracted 11 residents. Six full-time and three part-time staff are employed at the facility.
- The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees has ratified a two-year contract with Alberta Health Services that applies to about 13,000 licensed practical nurses and health-care aids. The new contract includes a retroactive wage increase.
Week of Feb 27 - Mar 03, 2017
- Ernst and Young and the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business have released results from a survey of 72 oil and gas companies that suggests that recovery in the energy sector will result in fewer new jobs
- The Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South is undergoing a $13M upgrade by SDW Contracting. Two fitness rooms are being added as part of the renovations.
- Calfrac Well Services and Trican Well Service, two Calgary-based companies that provide well completion and servicing to the energy sector, are having trouble finding staff for field operations
- The Government of Alberta is providing $20M to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo through the Disaster Recovery Program. The money is intended to help with uninsurable costs such as repairs to public infrastructure damaged by the wildfire.
- Calgary-based Bow Valley College has been awarded $394,000 from the federal government to expand into Strathmore. The college is building the Strathmore Learning and Innovation Centre.
- The Town of Penhold has approved a provision to borrow $850,000 to fund the construction of a $3.3M water reservoir. Construction is expected to start in summer 2017 and should be complete in 14 months.
- Calgary's community health centres are getting 10 nurse practitioners as part of a three-year, $10M pilot project by the Government of Alberta to improve services for low-income patients
- The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are jointly providing more than $14M to improve over 300 affordable housing projects in rural Alberta. Most of the investment will go towards renovating and repairing seniors' housing.
- The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are jointly providing approximately $260,000 for improvements to seniors and community housing in Medicine Hat
- The City of St. Albert has approved changes to a land-use bylaw that would allow Landrex, a property development company, to build a a U-STORE-IT Canada facility
- According to the Petroleum Services Association of Canada, technological developments, increased automation and other labour-saving efficiencies could limit future job growth in the energy sector
- The Government of Alberta is actively recruiting eight to 10 Crown prosecutors for Edmonton and four for Wetaskiwin. Additional court clerks are also being hired.
Week of Feb 20 - Feb 24, 2017
- Paramount Resources is planning to spend $325M on capital projects in 2017. The company expects to drill at least seven new wells and complete the expansion of its $35M Karr-Gold Creek facility.
- Cenovus Energy plans to spend approximately $160M in 2017 to drill 50 horizontal development wells and 60 exploratory wells in southern Alberta
- Pembina Pipelines has signed a 20-year infrastructure development and service agreement with Chevron Canada for potential work near Fox Creek. Pembina estimates that the project could be a multi-billion dollar investment if it moves forward.
- Arup, a global engineering and design company, has opened an office in Calgary for the new Calgary Cancer Centre. Construction of the facility is expected to start in late 2017, and should open its doors in 2024.
- Water Wings, an employment initiative for vulnerable job seekers at Boyle Street Community Services in Edmonton, is cutting its enrolment due to funding issues
- Construction on a project to twin the Peace River Bridge is expected to start in 2017 and should be complete in 2019. The Government of Alberta has budgeted $160M for the project.
- The County of St. Paul is conducting their own census between April 1 and June 30, 2017
- The University of Alberta has opened a radiation therapy training facility at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. It is estimated that up to 50% of Alberta's current radiation therapy workforce could retire in the next 5 to 10 years.
- The Town of Slave Lake has extended a two-year contract with Global Traffic Group to operate photo laser enforcement for speeding and stop sign violations
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.
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