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.
Information on the 3-Year Employment Outlooks for certain occupational groupings is not currently available on Job Bank. Until the completion of the analysis based on the 2011 National Occupational Classification is complete in December 2016, please consult the Open Data website or contact the Labour Market Information Division ( NC-LMI-IMT-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca ) to obtain further information for occupations for which outlooks are not currently available.
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|
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).
- 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 Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016
- Suncor Energy plans to reduce spending by $1B in 2017, compared to its 2016 capital budget. The money targeted for Alberta will primarily be for oil sands projects.
- The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has decided to delay construction of the Northside Recreation Centre and twin arena. Approximately 14,000 residents have left the municipality since 2015.
- The Town of Banff is planning to spend nearly $1M to construct a full-size gymnasium at the Banff Elementary School. Construction of the project is scheduled to start in spring 2017 and should be completed in approximately one year.
- Health-care businesses that offer services covered by workplace insurance plans are suffering in Calgary. Dentists, massage therapists and optometrists have been reducing staff and getting by with lower profits during the current economic downturn.
- Redevelopment of Edmonton's Misericordia Hospital has been completed, after a major flood damaged parts of the hospital in 2013. The renovated hospital includes a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as well as an expanded mental health unit.
- The Canadian Association of Oil Well Drilling Contractors is forecasting a 31% increase in drilling activity in Canada next year, over 2016 levels. In addition, 551 direct and 3,255 indirect jobs will be created due to the increase in drilling activity.
- Shell Canada is opting out of the business of large oil sands expansion projects and concentrating on production from existing facilities. The company is concentrating its growth on shale deposits and new energy sources.
Week of Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2016
- A $107M flood-mitigation project in Edmonton is moving ahead following financial commitments from the Government of Canada, the Province of Alberta and the City of Edmonton. Construction of the project could start as early as fall 2017.
- Westcor Construction and the Calgary Construction Association are both pointing to a decline in construction work of approximately 30% compared to a year ago
- The three levels of government are providing $33M for flood-mitigation projects in Calgary. A new pump station, construction of a flood protection berm and upgrades to the groundwater and storm water infrastructure are planned for affected communities.
- Essential Energy Services, an oilfield services company, is having a tough time finding enough employees to take advantage of a recent increase in activity. Demand in Western Canada for its well completion and production services has been rising.
- The Edmonton Economic Development Corp. is receiving $3M in combined federal-provincial funding to attract foreign businesses to the region. The money will be used to develop market research and create digital and print materials.
- The Edson Health Centre officially opened on November 8, 2016. Approximately 18 new full-time healthcare jobs have been created due to the expanded service levels.
- The Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre in the Edmonton International Airport launched the $3.5M Airbus Helicopter Level 7 Flight Training Device. The high-tech helicopter simulator allows pilots to earn flying credits while using it.
- RioCan Real Estate and Boardwalk Real Estate are partnering to build a retail and rental residential tower in Calgary. Construction of the project is estimated to cost up to $70M and will begin as early as the third quarter of 2017.
- The Conference Board of Canada is estimating that $5.3B will be injected into Alberta, for recovery and reconstruction efforts resulting from the May 2016 wildfire in Fort McMurray. Most of the money is expected to be from insurance payouts.
- Martin Chrysler's new building in Brooks, which currently under construction, is scheduled to open in spring 2017. Most of the work on the project has been completed by local contractors. The dealership owners anticipate that the expansion will allow for an increase staffing levels.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $10M to non-profit organizations to establish 18 new Early Learning and Child Care Centres across the province. The program is expected to create 1,000 new child-care spaces and up to 230 new child-care jobs.
- The Government of Alberta has launched a $3.5M school nutrition pilot program in 14 school boards. Each of the publicly funded school boards will receive $250,000 in grant funding to assist with the pilot.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $35M to small towns and rural municipalities for maintenance work on bridges and resource roads
- The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees recently filed an application for a strike vote on behalf of the 120 workers at the Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge. The employees have been without a contract for nearly one year.
- Edmonton-based Stantec is adding to its drone fleet with plans to expand its engineering and inspection services. The company is planning to train 15 pilots to fly the drones.
- The Government of Canada has awarded nearly $3.2M to the Westlock Regional Water Services Commission for Phase 3 of the Fawcett Water Transmission Line project. Construction is scheduled to start in April 2017.
- Wheatland Regional Corporation has received approval for the $18.4M second phase of its regional water supply project. The money comes from the provincial Water For Life Program and the Government of Canada through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
- Several mid-sized oil and gas producers have increased their capital spending plans for 2017. Whitecap Resources Inc. plans to drill 187 oil wells and increase its capital spending to $300M, a 71% increase from its 2016 capital budget.
- FX has issued an open casting call for extras in the Calgary area as it prepares for Season 3 of Fargo. Shooting is expecting to start in January 2017 and will run until May.
Week of Nov 07 - Nov 11, 2016
- The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology has started work on an off-campus training facility for apprenticeship programs in Calgary. Construction of the $5.35M facility is expected to create hundreds of jobs and is slated for completion by fall 2017.
- Construction of Paterson Grain's $40M Bowden terminal project has been pushed ahead to spring 2017. The company originally planned to start work on the project in fall 2016.
- Strathcona County is moving forward with plans for a new regional multi-purpose agricultural facility at a projected cost of $20M
- According to the City of Fort Saskatchewan, commercial development has been steady in the city this year but low oil and commodity prices are making it difficult to attract new businesses. The impact has been greatest for services supply companies.
- A childcare centre at Portage College in Lac La Biche, operated by the Lac La Biche Childcare Association, is set to close on November 30, 2016. The association attributed the closure to the struggling economy and the rising cost of operations.
- Calgary-based Perpetual Energy ceased operations in Lamont County according to a recent notice in the local newspaper
- Construction of a new Ace Hardware and Building Supplies store in Tofield began on November 1, 2016
- Fort McMurray Today, the local newspaper that serves Fort McMurray, is reducing its publishing to twice a week and concentrating on posting stories to its website. Prior to the wildfire in May 2016, it published six times a week.
- Vulcan County has awarded a $215,650 contract to Southwest Design and Construction for construction of a new fire hall in Champion. The HVAC and electrical systems will be installed by other contractors, with Vulcan County overseeing the work.
- Wheatland County recently approved an application that would allow Metak Distributing Ltd. to build a munitions storage depot. The facility will provide munitions supplies to retail outlets and well as to the public and private sectors.
Week of Oct 31 - Nov 04, 2016
- The Edmonton Construction Association sees a slowing construction market over the next six months due to increased competition and continued weakness in the oil sector. Several large projects in Edmonton are nearing completion.
- Suncor Energy has reported a surge in oil sand output during the third quarter of 2016 following a return to normal operations after its Fort McMurray operations were temporarily shuttered
- The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology recently opened its new Centre for Applied Technology in Edmonton. More than 5,000 students can train in the building daily, allowing for a 50% increase in enrolment in some programs.
- The YMCA of Northern Alberta is permanently closing its downtown Edmonton housing facility by October 31, 2017. The facility currently provides housing for 120 residents.
- Natural Resources Canada approved the expansion of TransCanada's Nova Gas Transmission gathering system in northern Alberta, with attached conditions. The $1.3B project is expected to create 3,000 jobs during construction and will be completed in 2018.
- Cut and Run, Edmonton's first mobile barbershop, recently opened its doors in the city
- The Government of Alberta is providing $242M towards the renovation of Yellowhead Highway within the City of Edmonton. The provincial contribution will start in 2023.
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