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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%
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 8%
- Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 6%
- Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 5%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 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|
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).
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 | (PDF, 228 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 214 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 | (PDF, 248 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 541 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 591 KB)
- June 2015 | (PDF, 591 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 607KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of May 16 - May 20, 2016
- The City of Calgary is starting construction on a $9M upgrade to the walkway to Chinook Centre Mall. The city is also negotiating with the mall owners on a new cost-shared pedestrian bridge.
- Alberta Midland Railway expects to start construction in June 2016 of a $34M rail car storage facility near Lamont. The facility is expected to begin operating in June 2017.
- Edmonton Transit has started work on a $3M expansion of the West Edmonton Mall transit centre. Construction is expected to last until early 2017. The Abbottsfield and Belvedere transit stations will also be upgraded this year.
- Scotiabank is planning to close the Mayland Heights branch in Calgary in the fall of 2016. The location is being consolidated with another branch.
- St. Albert Community Midwives is once again accepting new clients after receiving funding from Alberta Health Services. The operation had anticipated closing prior to the new funding agreement.
- The Town of Whitecourt awarded a contract to Terry¿s Classic Construction, a local construction company, to design and build a public transit shop. Stantec Consulting Ltd. has also been hired to complete work for the Water System Upgrade project.
- Lakeland Catholic School Division is officially opening a school in Lac La Biche in September 2016. The site is expected to attract up to 500 students.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $117,000 to the Royal Canadian Legion in Athabasca for renovations
- The Crossing Leisure Centre Complex in Lethbridge started work on Phase Two of the facility. The $109.6M second phase is scheduled for completion in 2019.
- The former Co-op building in downtown Strathmore is being redeveloped into a mall with plans for food vendors, professional offices, and retail space
- Eastlink is spending $2M to upgrade the fibre optic network in Slave Lake
- The Government of Alberta introduced legislation to review the salaries paid to executives of the province's agencies, boards, and commissions
- Turning Point Generation is building a $200M hydro energy project near Hinton. Construction is expected to start in late 2017.
- Telus is investing $7M in the Town of Ponoka in 2016 to expand its fibre optic network and improve services
- Canada Post has decided not to close the post office location in downtown St. Albert following consultations with user groups. The corporation had proposed closing the site in February 2016
- The Wild Rose School Division decided to suspend teaching activities at the Nordegg Education Centre for the 2016-17 school year
- Discover Real Estate, one of the largest real estate brokerages in Alberta, recently announced it is closing. The company has offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and Strathmore.
- Wolf Creek Public Schools is facing a $2.6M deficit for the 2016-17 school year resulting in the loss of 41 positions across the district. Staff at the division office and education assistants are impacted.
- The Sundre Hospital Futures Committee put forward a plan to save some long-term care beds at the Sundre Hospital. Alberta Health Services had planned to close all 15 beds but the new plan aims to retain some.
- The Rimoka Housing Foundation is holding an official ground breaking ceremony for the new seniors lodge in Rimbey on June 6, 2016
- Brenex Construction started work on the $13.5M Beaverhill Pioneer Lodge in Lamont. The facility is expected to be complete by August 2017.
- The City of Cold Lake is receiving funding from Alberta Health Services for a full-time obstetrician and a part-time gynecologist physician
- Drumheller Valley Secondary School and NorQuest College are partnering to offer a Health Care Aide Certificate program. Some of the coursework will be offered online through Campus Alberta.
- Big Lakes County approved a $24.4M capital budget for 2016. Road construction consumes approximately $12.8M of the total, with the balance mostly for other infrastructure projects.
- The Scotiabank branches in the villages of Milo and Arrowwood are set to close in January 2017. The closures are expected to impact 10 employees and the bank is working to find alternate eployment within the company.
- The Fairview College Campus of Grande Prairie Regional College recently hosted 185 high school students for a trades and technology camp. The program introduces students to career experience in a range of trades.
- Shaw is cutting 200 positions as part of a senior management realignment, with most of the cuts in Calgary. Some layoffs are immediate and others are scheduled at the end of May 2016.
- The Government of Alberta is spending $54M to build a new highway overpass in Grande Prairie. The government expects the project to be finished in two years.
- The County of Grande Prairie has passed a $120.8M budget for 2016, with infrastructure money for roads, bridges, and waterline improvements, among other projects
- Calfrac Well Services transitioned the majority of its fracturing and coiled tubing field employees to a variable compensation model and temporarily altered work schedules in mid-April 2016
- The Government of Alberta is providing $17M over two years to the University of Calgary for building redevelopment
- The City of Edmonton is spending $402M on roads, bridges, intersections, and neighbourhood renewal projects during 2016
- The Whitemud Equine Centre in Edmonton started construction on a new $6.5M arena replacement. The new facility is expected to open in June 2017.
- Telus is investing $6M in fiber optic and wireless infrastructure in the Hinton area, and $3M in the Edson area in 2016
- Alberta Health Services took over control of portions of the new $198.4M Edson Health Centre and expects to be operating the facility by the fall of 2016
- The Alberta Cancer Research Biobank has laid off four staff in Edmonton and one person in Calgary due to a shortfall in funding
- The Government of Alberta is providing $10M to the Calgary Zoo for expansion in anticipation of the arrival of giant pandas in 2018
- The Government of Alberta is funding construction of a truck staging area north of Fort McMurray. Construction is expected to begin this summer and be complete for public and commercial use in 2017.
- The Government of Alberta is restoring $16M in funding to NorQuest College in Edmonton. The money is part of a larger $61M project for building improvements.
- "Alberta Transportation anticipates that five highway paving projects near Rocky Mountain House will start in the spring of 2016. Three of the projects are expected to be complete this year."
- "The Government of Alberta is providing $6.6M for upgrades to the Brooks Health Centre. The work includes renovations of the long term hospital wing to consolidate health services that are now being offered outside the centre."
- Alberta Advanced Education has officially approved the community mental health certificate program at Lakeland College. Students will receive credit for the online program starting July 1, 2016.
- M.J. Veterinary Services has opened a clinic in Hardisty
- Telus is spending $10.5M in Lethbridge to improve wireless and high-speed Internet service
- Strathcona County approved an application by Gibson Energy to build a new industrial development. The location is intended to be a multi-purpose industrial site offering multi-modal facilities for the oil and gas industry.
- The City of Edmonton approved zoning changes that will allow construction of the Mezzo residential tower. The project is subject to obtaining a development permit from the city.
- The Government of Alberta is investing more than $7B for road and bridge construction over a five-year period
- The City of Lethbridge issued building permits for more than $14M worth of new home construction during the first quarter of 2016. Across all types of real estate, building permits are up approximately $20M compared to the same period in 2015.
- The Banff Centre is planning a $14M renovation project on its Lloyd Hall residence building. The project is privately funded by The Banff Centre and construction is expected to begin this summer, with completion targeted for next spring.
- The Government of Alberta has contingency plans to access air-tankers from other jurisdictions, or extend local contracts for fire fighting services beyond mid-August 2016, if warranted
- Three new senior living facilities are scheduled for construction in Cochrane over the 2016-17 period. Alberta Health Services will be contracting for some of the supportive living units.
- The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology launched a new centre in Edmonton for its heavy equipment technology program. The facility will provide more space and allow the program to expand student capacity up to 60 percent.
- Cobra Corporate Management was awarded a $237,000 contract for the renovation of Grand Trunk High School in Evansburg. Work is expected to start as soon as the school year ends and be completed over the summer.
- The Eckville Co-op is spending approximately $750,000 to upgrade its food store refrigeration equipment. Work is expected to be complete by August 31, 2016.
- The Government of Alberta is investing $759.5M over the next five years to maintain and renew health-care facilities across the province
- The Government of Alberta is providing a $2.6M increase for Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams, allowing the teams to maintain all their policing positions
- Precision Drilling has reported a loss of $19.9M for the first quarter of 2016, and the cancellation of five contracts during the period
- Enform's Petroleum Labour Market Information division is forecasting a slow recovery for the oil and gas sector and the potential loss of 24,000 direct jobs across Canada in 2016
- The Government of Canada has announced more than $1M for the Trade Winds to Success Program through the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. The program offers pre-apprenticeship training to Indigenous students.
- Westlock County is proceeding with a $1.9M upgrading or the Jarvie Water Plant. Construction is scheduled to start in June 2016, with the plant operational by April 2017.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $18.5M for a new Kananaskis Emergency Services Centre. The facility will house the Kananaskis Improvement District's fire department and Alberta Health Services ambulance services.
- The Cold Lake Hospital and the Bonnyville Hospital will see renovations and upgrades in 2016 with funding from the Government of Alberta. A major emergency department development estimated at $3.1M is planned for the Bonnyville site.
- Husky Energy announced the sale of 65 percent of its ownership interest in some assets in the Lloydminster area for $1.7B in cash
- The Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130 is set to begin construction in May 2016 of a new $2.7M regional fire hall in Falher. GVN Structures is planning to use local contractors and labour for some of the work.
- The Town of Nanton has broken ground on an $11.8M water treatment plant. The project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2017.
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