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||(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).
- 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 Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016
- The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has removed restrictions on rebuilding in Fort McMurray's Waterways neighbourhood. More than half of the properties destroyed during the May fires were located in a flood hazard zone.
- Enrollment in Edmonton's public and catholic schools reached new highs, based on the official count of students on September 30, 2016. The student numbers exceeded projections in both school divisions.
- Edson Town Council approved borrowing approximately $10.3M to help fund a $17.6M waste water treatment plant upgrade
- Ice Castles LLC will construct a winter wonderland in Edmonton's Hawrelak Park, in partnership with the City of Edmonton and the Silver Skate Festival
- Westlock's Fire Department is actively recruiting at least 10 new members. Structured recruitment is planned until the end of November 2016, with training anticipated to start in January 2017.
- The Alberta Heartland Primary Care Network officially opened its Redwater clinic on October 3, 2016
- Swan Evergreen Village by Origin, an assisted living complex, recently opened in Calgary
- Alberta Health Services and the Newell Foundation are partnering to build 34 long-term care and dementia spaces as well as 40 lodge spaces for seniors in Bassano
- The Town of Westlock is spending approximately $204,000 to repair infrastructure damaged by summer flooding. The town also received 77 applications from residents who experienced property damage from floods.
- Medicine Hat School District No. 76 held a sod turning ceremony for Dr. Ken Sauer School on October 7, 2016. The new school is scheduled to open in September 2017.
- Addiction Canada Inc., a chain of private addiction treatment centres in Ontario and Alberta, is ceasing operations and closing its facilities
- SemCAMS reached an agreement with NuVista Energy to build a new sour gas processing plant near Grande Prairie, at an estimated cost of up to $350M. Construction is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2017 and will be completed by 2019.
- Calgary Board of Education is grappling with 2,162 new students and a shortage of classroom space due to construction delays. Seven new schools which were scheduled to open in September 2016 have been pushed back by three months to a full year.
Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016
- The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton found a drop in registrations for welding and rig technician courses compared to previous years, and a broader decline in trade apprentices
- The Government of Alberta opened the $24M Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Centre in Edmonton. The facility offers help for children with mental health issues or addictions.
- Alberta Health Services filled 10 open physician positions in the Medicine Hat area for 2016/17. The region also requires eight rural medicine doctors.
- LSM Lee's Sheet Metal in Grande Prairie added plumbing and prime mechanical contracting to its services for residential, commercial and industrial customers
- The Government of Alberta is allocating over $7.6B towards capital projects in the current budget year. The capital plan is expected to create 8,000 jobs in 2016, 12,000 in 2017, and 10,000 in 2018.
- The Government of Alberta is returning $60M to Primary Care Networks around the province from accumulated surpluses. The 42 facilities employ 3,800 physicians and the full-time-equivalent of 1,000 other providers.
- Habitat for Humanity and the Carter Work Project are building 76 new affordable homes in Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton. The Government of Alberta is providing $4.1M for the $26M project.
- Alberta Health Services, Hythe and District Pioneer Homes, Connecting Care, and the Village of Hythe have broken ground on Pioneer Place, an $11.4M seniors facility in Hythe. The project is slated for completion in October 2017.
- Portage College recently opened a new hair salon to the public at the Lac La Biche Campus. The move allows students in the Hairstyling Program to work with real clients.
- The Municipal District of Bonnyville awarded a $1.6M contract for gravel to JMB Crushing for the winter haul
Week of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016
- Century Casinos is building a $50M horse racing facility, Century Mile, in Leduc County. Construction is slated to start in spring 2017, with racing scheduled in fall 2018.
- Lethbridge College experienced a 15% spike in new student enrolment this year. The college attributes part of the increase to mature learners who are looking for a career change.
- The planned closure of Teck's Coal Mountain operations in BC by the end of 2017 will likely impact about 94 employees in Alberta
- White Swan Environmental is planning an expansion of its oil sands waste facility near Atmore, pending approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator. The work is expected to start in late September and should be complete in November 2016.
- Over the past year, the Alberta Investment Management Corporation has invested approximately $98.4M in TransAlta Renewables, Calfrac Well Services and Pine Cliff Energy to support initiatives in renewable energy and natural gas sectors
- About 60 unionized employees at Cold Lake's Points West Living facility have voted to strike following a breakdown in negotiations
- Three capital projects in the Fort McMurray are either delayed or on hold partly due to the wildfires in May 2016. The Conklin Multiplex project, originally slated for completion in fall 2018, is one of the projects being pushed back.
- Pembina Pipeline Corporation started construction on a new office building in Grande Prairie. The new building is expected to be completed by fall 2017.
- Alberta Health Services is considering increased staffing levels due to high demand of patients seeking medical aid in dying
Week of Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2016
- Edmonton Catholic School board is planning to hire about 75 staff, including nearly 60 teachers, to accommodate growth in student numbers this year
- The Government of Alberta is providing $3.6M for mental health support programs in colleges and universities across the province. The funds will be used in hiring health practitioners, such as counsellors and community outreach social workers.
- Alberta Transportation signed an agreement with Mountain View Partners to design, build, partially finance and operate the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project. The project will cost $1.42B and will be paid over 35 years.
- The Government of Alberta recently approved three oil sands projects that represent about $4B of potential investments
- Bow Valley College is planning to expand to a larger venue in Strathmore and will offer more courses as well as programs
- The Government of Alberta is transferring the paramedic profession from the Health Disciplines Act to the Health Professions Act. This will allow paramedics to work directly with nurse practitioners.
- According to Statistics Canada, Alberta homeowners spent $1.56B on renovation in the second quarter of 2016, compared to $1.53B spent in the first quarter of this year
- Work has started on the $80M QEII/Gaetz Avenue interchange improvement project in Red Deer. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2018.
- A new seniors housing project, This is Home, is being constructed in Canmore. The 63-unit project is slated to open in 2017.
- The Town of Fairview adopted a new Medical Recruitment Incentive Policy that will provide recruitment and retention incentives for family physicians, dentists, veterinarians and nurse practitioners
- Westlock County awarded a $513,300 construction contract to E&D Kuzyk Konstruction Ltd. to build a new fire hall in Fawcett. The project is slated for completion in September 2017.
- United Construction is set to start work on the new K-12 Ashmont School. The school is scheduled to open in September 2018.
- The City of Edmonton approved a zoning change that would allow construction of the $63M Artist Quarters in downtown Edmonton
- The Government of Alberta is launching the Self-Employment Training Program for entrepreneurs. Approximately $1.9M will be allocated to the program for 2016-17 in partnership with the federal government.
- Grande Prairie Regional College and Ironstone Resources are partnering on skills development, trades and apprenticeship training and research. Ironstone plans to build a mine and a steel mill in the region, which will generate about 1,000 jobs.
- Edmonton Public Schools plans to increase the number of pre-kindergarten programs for children with cognitive challenges from 19 school sites to 33 over the next three years
- Big Lakes County approved the construction of a $1.2M waterline to Triangle Hall from Riverbend, south of High Prairie
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