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).
- 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 Jan 09 - Jan 13, 2017
- The Canmore Hotel is closing for renovations to its main and upper floors on January 16, 2017. The 19 employees on the hotel's payroll will face a layoff according to the new hotel owner, but will be offered positions once the work is complete.
- Penn West Exploration has announced a capital spending budget of $180M for 2017, almost double its 2016 allocation. The company plans to drill 52 producing wells and 45 vertical injection wells.
- The County of Newell has decided to award a $1.67M contract to Scott Builders to construct a new equipment shed. The facility is designed to last up to 60 years and will house large county equipment.
- Cineplex is opening a new outlet in its food-and-entertainment chain at the West Edmonton Mall this summer. The Rec Room will have more than 100 amusement games and a restaurant.
- ClearStream Energy Services Inc. has successfully renewed a five year maintenance contract with a major oil sands producer in the Fort McMurray region. The work is expected to generate approximately $390M in revenue over the term of the contract.
- The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo recovery task force is planning to hire a four-person construction management team during the spring construction boom. The management team is intended to be fully in place by early April.
- School boards in Fort McMurray are using administrators and speciality staff to teach classes due to a shortage of teachers. Compared to 2016, the number of available substitute teachers has fallen by about 40% in public schools.
- The Lac La Biche County fire department is seeking new recruits. The department has been holding open houses and running recruitment drives in five districts in the county to attract younger members.
- The County of Newell has awarded the 2017 contract for studies, project management, inspection and geotechnical testing of rural paved roads and bridge designs to Amec Foster Wheeler
- Lethbridge College is opening a regional campus in Pincher Creek. The campus officially became part of the college community last year after it signed a collaborative agreement with the college and five community partners.
Week of Jan 02 - Jan 06, 2017
- Mount Royal University in Calgary is cutting open enrolment, non-credit language courses through the Continuing Education faculty as of January 1, 2017. The courses have seen a steady decline in students over the past 10 years.
- The University of Alberta is severing its ties with an educational program that caters to vulnerable indigenous teens. The Moving the Mountain initiative had been housed in the university's Faculty of Education on a trial basis for the past 15 months.
- The City of Calgary mayor and councillors are taking a 2.49% pay cut starting January 1, 2017 based on an automated salary adjustment system. A five-member citizen committee oversees the process.
- Edmonton's Concordia University is planning to open a $6.5M Centre for Science, Research and Innovation by March 2018 and is also undertake other laboratory improvements. The federal government is contributing $6.72M towards the projects.
- The inventory of abandoned oil and gas wells in Alberta has doubled so far in 2016 to 1,400, according to the Orphan Well Association. The total excludes licences in bankruptcy proceedings or those still being processed by the energy regulator.
- The East Central Francophone Education Region is taking over all management and control of the French language daycare, Les Petits Oursons in St. Paul, effective January 5, 2017. The previous operator, ACFA, will shift back to francophone community development, and cultural programming.
- MacEwan University in Edmonton is expanding its psychiatric nursing program to an optional four-year degree program, and increasing the intake by 35 students, in anticipation of a strong future demand for graduates
- The Town of Slave Lake is starting $208,000 in renovations on a building for the new firehall on January 16, 2017. There will be work for local contractors in plumbing, wiring and similar projects, according to the fire chief.
Week of Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2016
- Portage College is suspending the power engineering program at its Cold Lake campus after the 2016-17 academic year. Cenovus Energy, which has sponsored the program since 2009, is withdrawing its funding.
- The City of Cold Lake has passed a 2017 budget of $41M, with most of the money scheduled for public works and infrastructure
- The Edmonton Opera is receiving $405,000 through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund to renovate its existing facility into a rehearsal hall and for other system improvements
- The Cloverdale Footbridge in Edmonton is being removed in preparation for construction of the new Tawatinâ Bridge and the associated Valley Line LRT
- Baytex Energy has approved a 2017 capital budget of $300M to $350M. The company plans on drilling 19 wells in the Peace River region and 52 wells in the Lloydminster area in the next year.
- The Royal Tyrrell Museum is set to begin work on a $9.3M expansion project in 2017. The project is expected to go to tender early in the year, with construction starting during summer 2017.
Week of Dec 19 - Dec 23, 2016
- The Government of Alberta is granting $18M in joint federal-provincial funding for repairs and renovations to affordable housing sites in Calgary. The money targets more than 120 buildings in the city.
- PetroLMI is forecasting 3,400 new oil sands related jobs by 2020, bringing the estimated total employment in the industry to 67,200 workers. PetroLMI suggests that actual employment growth will be fuelled by operations, driven largely by open-pit mining.
- Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. plans to spend $1.79B on exploration and production projects in 2017, up $465M from 2016. The company expects to drill 563 wells in 2017, an increase of 193 wells compared to 2016 levels.
- Athabasca Oil Corp. is buying Norwegian Statoil ASA's northern Alberta oil sands operations for an estimated $832M. Approximately 220 staff are affected by the deal and many would move with the projects to Athabasca.
- The Government of Alberta is partnering with four educational institutions to bring temporary plumbing technical training to Fort McMurray's Keyano College. Semi-trailers that fold into a training area will be setup outside the college in spring 2017.
- Lethbridge School District No. 51 held its first ever job fair on December 19, 2016. Open opportunities included positions for educational assistants, caretakers and teachers.
- The Stanley Milner Library in downtown Edmonton is closing for three years starting December 31, as it undergoes renovation worth $65M
- The Government of Alberta has committed an additional $45M for flood and drought protection projects throughout the province over the next four years, beginning in the 2017-18 budget year
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