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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.
- January 2015 | (PDF, 559 KB)
- 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) new
- 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 Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2015
- Helen Ziegler and Associates, a healthcare recruitment specialist, is targeting Alberta nurses for employment opportunities in Saudi Arabia
- The City of Wetaskiwin is actively recruiting up to 16 additional volunteer and paid-on-call firefighters. The city provides pay for firefighting practices and fire responses services.
- Brookfield Residential, a property development company, is planning a townhouse complex and a condominium tower that will accommodate 2,100 residents in the Stadium LRT area of Edmonton
- A recent report on the construction industry in Alberta, part of BuildForce Canada's 2015-2024 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast, shows that declining oil prices are slowing investment in new capital projects
- Iron Horse Energy Services, based in Dunmore, has reduced its workforce by 15%. The layoffs were attributed to a shortage of work due to declining oil prices.
- Sanjel Corporation, a global energy services provider, has announced suspension of its Medicine Hat operations effective March 31, 2015. The closure could affect up to 150 employees, but the company stated that several employees have been offered other positions within the organization.
- The Government of Alberta is funding a 200-bed seniors facility for Medicine Hat with a $6M grant. Masterpiece Retirement Residence is expected to start construction in the fall of 2015, with an opening planned for the fall of 2016.
- The Government of Alberta is investing $21.4M for seniors housing in Calgary. The Gilchrist Phase 2 lodge will supply 114 barrier-free units for low and moderate-income seniors who are functionally independent.
- Alberta Health Services will be adding six new emergency medical technicians in Medicine Hat effective April 1, 2015, to deal with increased ambulance call volumes in the region. Additional changes will boost the number of local EMS personnel to 36.
- The City of Edmonton is estimating that completion of the $32M Groat Road Bridge Construction Project could be delayed for up to a year following a recent structural failure
- Nexen Energy has announced the layoff of 340 employees in North America, with the majority at its Calgary office
- ConocoPhillips is cutting seven percent of its staff in Canada, about 200 jobs, which will impact both Calgary employees and field staff
- Talisman Energy has announced a cut of 10 to 15% of its workforce at the Calgary head office, amounting to 150 to 200 employees
- The Government of Alberta has re-issued a tender call for the 100-bed Parsons Creek seniors continuing care facility in Fort McMurray. Previous bids for the project submitted in August 2014 were over budget.
- The Town of Innisfail has started construction on a new $500,000 waste transfer site. The project is expected to be complete by the end of September 2015.
- Twenty-five auxiliary nursing care employees at the Raymond Health Centre have joined the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, following a worksite vote on March 13, 2015. The location was the last auxiliary nursing care site in Alberta that did not have union representation.
- The Government of Alberta is partnering with Bow Valley College in Calgary and NorQuest College in Edmonton to host the Alberta Aboriginal Construction Career Centre program. They will deliver training and job coaching focusing on construction trades.
- Sanjel Corporation, a global energy services provider, has announced the closure of its Brooks operations effective March 31, 2015. The company did not disclose the number of affected employees.
- Pacer Promec Energy Corporation, a Calgary-based general contractor specializing in heavy industrial projects, has entered receivership as of March 10, 2015. The number of affected employees is unknown at this time.
- The Region VI Métis Nation of Alberta and NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services Ltd. have signed an agreement that will include training and employment opportunities for local Métis
- Telus is spending $9.2M to connect 90% of the homes and businesses in the Taber area to fiber optic networks during 2015
- Alberta Health Services has announced that, effective July 1, 2015, it plans to establish 8 to 10 operational health districts around the province to improve rural service delivery. Each district will have a leadership team and an advisory committee.
- The World Heavy Oil Congress is slated to run in Edmonton from March 24 to 26, 2015. The meeting is expected to draw 1,000 delegates from over 20 countries, with representation from 60 different companies.
- The Government of Alberta has announced funding for 311 new restorative beds to help seniors recover after a hospital stay, 186 in Calgary and 125 in Edmonton. The province is also committing $50M towards emergency room renovations at five hospitals.
- The Government of Canada has recently announced $45.7M for improvements to 4 Wing Cold Lake. The money will be used to construct a new military health service centre, modernize base housing and repair the airfield.
- Enbridge has announced changes to the Athabasca Twin Project and the Wood Buffalo Extension Project pipelines that will reduce capital costs. The company expects to spend $5.6B by 2017 to connect 11 oil sands projects to hubs.
- The Government of Alberta has announced an additional $400M in infrastructure funding for municipalities, raising the 2014 Municipal Sustainability Initiative to $1.6B
- Alberta Health Services is laying off 23 nurses at the Peter Lougheed Centre, a hospital in Calgary. The health authority is converting 26 surgical beds to 32 sub-acute spaces on March 16, 2015.
- The City of Airdrie will be spending an additional $2.3M over budget to build a full-size fire hall. The building will be shared with Alberta Health Services for an ambulance station.
- The Town of Redcliff will have a family doctor in the community effective April 1, 2015, after several years without a physician. Employees have been hired for the medical office and renovations to the facility are nearing completion. The town physician recruitment and retention committee is seeking additional doctors for the community.
- The Montana First Nation and Landmark Industrial Services have joined forces to open a metal fabrication shop and training facility at Maskwacis, with assistance from the Government of Alberta
- The Canmore Community Housing Corporation is moving forward with the $3.2M construction of 16 affordable housing units in Three Sisters. The building is slated for occupancy by the spring of 2016.
- The Northern Lights School Division is establishing Alberta's first service rig training centre for high school students with a $1.5M contribution from the Government of Canada. Ensign Energy Services has donated a rig to the centre.
- Total E&P Canada has decided to halt amendments requested for the development of the Joslyn oil sands site near Fort McMurray due to energy market conditions. The company was unable to say if the action would affect any Calgary-based employees.
- The Bouchier Group, a construction and maintenance company based in Fort McKay, laid off nine employees from the head office, as well as some seasonal workers, earlier than usual in response to reduced work in the energy sector
- Manpower Inc. is projecting a weak employment outlook for the mining sector, which includes some oil sands firms, in Western Canada for the second quarter of 2015
- The City of Calgary has 700 vacant positions which are under review as the administration seeks cost-saving measures. Some positions have been vacant for six months or more.
- Alberta Health Services is closing a mental health program at Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary. Three employees will be laid off, but they will be offered other positions according to Alberta Health Services.
- Husky Energy released approximately 1,000 tradespeople with Saipem Canada from the Husky Sunrise Energy oil sands project near Fort McMurray on March 11, 2015. Husky stated that construction at the site is complete.
- Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health are reducing the rate of pay for hospitalists, which are doctors who specialize in the care of patients in hospitals, in Edmonton, due to a projected budget deficit
- Vermilion Energy is cutting its capital budget, reducing drilling in Canada, implementing a hiring freeze and wage rollbacks due to low energy prices. The company has avoided any price-related layoffs in Canada to date.
- The Airdrie Urgent Care Centre and the Highland Primary Care Network are working together with the community in Airdrie to expand medical services and upgrade care facilities
- The Town of High River is expecting to request tenders for the $6.5M Phase 2 redevelopment of the downtown core by the end of March 2015. The construction is planned to be completed by late September 2015.
- The Government of Alberta has announced funding for 48 additional continuing care spaces and sprinkler and fire system upgrades at the Good Samaritan Mountain View Centre, a seniors facility, in Hinton
- The Town of Morinville has been granted $8.9M from the Government of Alberta in 2015 for construction of a multi-use recreation centre
- Northern Lakes College in Peace River recently opened the Shell Canada Power Engineering and Technology Centre. The facility will provide the necessary steam time for over 80 power engineering students per year.
- Miclex Construction will rebuild the outdoor Henderson Pool in Lethbridge following a decision from the City of Lethbridge to fund the $10.25M project. Construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2015, with completion by May 2016.
- Savanna Energy Services has announced the cancellation of four advanced drilling rig builds, resulting in a reduction in 2015 capital spending and an impact on 2016 spending intentions. The company is also consolidating some field offices.
- CanElson Drilling has recently announced a 70% cut in capital spending for 2015, and a 20% reduction in executive compensation due to reduced drilling activity. The company is anticipating low drilling activity until late in 2015.
- Pembina Pipeline Corp. has two pipeline projects planned for the Grande Prairie area in 2015, both subject to final regulatory approval. The company estimates that the two projects will require between 150 and 300 workers.
- Alberta Innovates, a research and development organization in Edmonton, laid off 28 staff members on March 3, 2015 due to declining work in the oil and gas sectors. The positions impacted include applied research staff and administrative employees.
- Imperial Oil has announced a new research facility in southeast Calgary adjacent to the company's headquarters. The site is scheduled to be operational by 2017.
- Fast Forward Weekly, a Calgary newspaper, is ceasing publication of its print edition effective March 5, 2015, but the fate of the associated website is uncertain. The publication has eight full-time staff members.
- The Banff Centre Radio is ceasing operations on February 28, 2015 after releasing the licenses for its two radio stations. Four employees will lose their positions as the station transitions to podcasts aimed at the tourist sector.
- Fuji Starlight Express is going to build a 63-room hotel on the site of the current Homestead Inn in Banff, following recent approval of the plans from the town administration
- The Bonnyville Regional Health Centre is expecting four new physicians by the summer of 2015, bringing the total recruitment to six physicians since 2014
- Shell Canada has recently withdrawn its regulatory application for the Pierre River Mine, north of Fort McMurray. The company stated that any employment impacts would be limited and it is now focusing on its existing oil sands projects.
- Larcina Energy has suspended operations and started shut-in activities at its Germain Commercial Demonstration Project near Wabasca. The company has also suspended work at its Saleski Phase 1 project.
- The Government of Canada, through the National Trails Coalition, is providing $211,000 towards rebuilding of the Beaver River Trestle Bridge near Cold Lake. The structure was badly damaged by fire in 2012.
- The Town of Redcliff has approved pay increases for its fire department to achieve compensation parity with similar communities. The town currently has 21 firefighters.
- Encana Corp., a Calgary-based oil and gas company, is cutting $700M from its 2015 capital budget due to a global decline in crude oil prices
- Calfrac Well Services, an oilfield services and hydraulic fracturing company, is cutting its budgets and salaries in response to lower crude oil prices. The company expects lower activity levels in both its natural gas and oil markets in 2015.
- The Wainwright Credit Union and the Wetaskiwin Credit Union have merged to create the new Encompass Credit Union. All of the current staff in Wainwright and Wetaskiwin will remain as part of the new credit union.
- Coalspur Mines, the developer of the Vista coal project near Hinton, has agreed to be purchased by an affiliate of Cline Group, a major US-based coal producer. The deal, subject to shareholder approval, is expected to close by May 2015.
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