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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).
- 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 Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016
- Lawrence Meier Trucking Ltd, a Medicine Hat construction company, is reducing staff and selling off some equipment in its trucking, paving, and underground utility interests. The company did disclose any job numbers.
- The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council has provided $1.65M over six years for the new Diamond Exploration Research and Training School at the University of Alberta in Edmonton
- The University of Lethbridge is receiving $248M over four years from the Government of Alberta for capital projects. Construction of the university's new science-oriented facility will take four years and create hundreds of jobs for local trades and sub-contractors.
- The Government of Alberta plans to spend almost $8.5B in 2016-17 to build and modernize key public infrastructure
- Trevcon Enterprises has been awarded a $12.4M contract to build the Rosevear Road bridge in Yellowhead County. Construction is scheduled for completion in August 2018.
- Rulam Contracting has been awarded a $2.5M contract for sewer and road work in the Hamlet of Evansburg. The work is expected to be finished by November 1, 2016.
- The Government of Alberta announced an increase of $11M over three years for midwifery services across the province
- The Town of Bashaw has approved a capital budget of $3.9M for work on water and sewer lines, wastewater systems, and road paving
- Some oilfield service companies are compensating their employees with variable rates of pay instead of fixed salaries in a bid to retain jobs during the current downturn
- Construction started on the Terrace Ridge condominium project in Grande Cache. Shamrock Building Services will renovate all 117 units in the complex at cost of approximately $3.3M.
- The Government of Alberta cut $15M from its wildfire budget. The air tanker contracts have been reduced by $5.1M, and the base wildfire management budget by $9.6M.
- The Government of Alberta is investing $400M over five years to consolidate health information platforms across the Edmonton health zone. Then, over the following 10 years, the plan is to extend the system across the province.
- The Government of Alberta is committing $900M to affordable housing, and $365M to expand long-term care with 2,000 new beds for seniors throughout the province
- Construction started April 11, 2016 on the helipad at the Didsbury Hospital. The project is expected to be completed by late 2016.
- Sturgeon County has approved $335,000 in grants to a range of community groups for capital projects and programs
- Lac La Biche County awarded a $13.8M paving contract to Martushev Logging
- The Government of Alberta announced a $100M highway interchange construction project for Red Deer
- The Town of Drumheller has awarded $775,000 to NCA Aquatics for renovations to the Aquaplex pool. The work is expected to be complete in 2016.
- The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is forecasting a $50B decline in capital spending by the end of 2016 in the oil and gas industry across Canada, compared to investments in 2014
- Hertz Equipment Rentals, an industrial equipment rental firm, has closed its office in Medicine Hat
- Calgary-based Chevron Canada laid off additional employees but did not disclose any details on job numbers or locations
- The $200M redevelopment of the derelict Charles Camsell Hospital in Edmonton is scheduled to start in the summer of 2016. The project managers have plans for 594 units of housing on the site.
- The City of Airdrie approved plans for a residential development by construction company Slokker-West Canada
- SilverBirch Hotels and Resorts started construction on a Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Calgary. The complex also includes a residential tower with ground-floor retail space.
- The Town of Penhold is receiving almost $100,000 over 2016-17 for youth and child programs from the Government of Alberta
- Chinook's Edge School Division will permanently close the school in Benalto on June 30, 2016. The school employs two teachers.
- Athabasca County council voted to push back the construction start date for a Wandering River truck stop and card lock by another four years. Suncor Energy and k.A.R. Holdings had planned to start construction in 2016, but requested an extension to 2020.
- The Town of Innisfail has granted approval for two residential construction projects. An eight-unit condominium project and a 62-lot residential subdivision are in the works.
- The Government of Alberta has introduced legislation to implement the Seniors' Home Adaptation and Repair program. The bill would allow qualifying senior homeowners to finance essential home repairs and adaptations.
- Trican Well Service is cutting field staff salaries by 50 per cent during April and May and warned employees that their previously guaranteed paycheques will be replaced with variable pay starting in June
- Harmony Homes is building an 18-hole golf course, an arts and culture centre, and retail shops at its Springbank development near Cochrane
- The City of St. Albert is seeing higher staff attrition rates for full-time positions, compared to 2014
- Barclay Street Real Estate has recently reported that commercial vacancies in Calgary reached 19.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016. MEG Energy, Shell Canada, and Penn West Energy are offering space for sublease.
- Fortis LGS and BCM Developments have started work on two mixed-use buildings on the Station Pointe lands in Edmonton. The project is expected to be complete in approximately 15 months.
- The University of Alberta is receiving $2M for a five-year study to make hydraulic fracturing more environmentally friendly and cost efficient
- Chandos Construction is working with Procura on extensive renovations to the Associated Engineering building in downtown Edmonton. The work on the renamed WSP Place is expected to be complete in December 2016.
- Construction has started on the $40M Masterpiece Southland Meadows seniors residence in Medicine Hat. The project is expected to create about 250 jobs during the construction phase. According to the owners, 150 permanent jobs will be created when the facility will open in late fall 2017.
- The Edmonton Institution for Women is implementing a training course in dog grooming. The first session is expected to be completed by March 2017. Graduates of the program would be certified by the Canadian Professional Pet Stylists.
- The Municipal District of Bonnyville rezoned a piece of land that will allow the development of a country residential subdivision. The proposed development contains 28 residential lots spaced out behind six commercial lots.
- The Government of Canada budgeted $65.9M for Jasper National Park to build a walking and biking trail, and $21.6M to pave highways through Wood Buffalo National Park
- Cenovus Energy is cutting 250 positions in the company's Calgary and field office locations in response to continued low oil prices
- The City of Edmonton started work on a $12.4M bridge rehabilitation project. The project is scheduled for completion by October 2016.
- InVista Ware, a Calgary-based technology company, is planning to double the size of its workforce following new venture financing of almost $10M
- Murphy Oil announced significant job cuts across its worldwide operations, including its office in Calgary. The company did not release detailed job numbers.
- The Vulcan Municipal Library is expecting to start renovations to its facility in late spring 2016
- Telus is investing $4.5B in telecommunications infrastructure in Alberta through to 2019. The company plans to spend $900M in 2016 to extend the fibre optic network.
- Sanjel Corp., a Calgary-based oilfield services company, is selling off its North American assets and seeking creditor protection
- The City of Calgary is spending $4.5M to revitalize two streets in the Kensington district. The work is expected to be complete by November, 2016
- Pembina Hills Public Schools' trustees approved $1.442M from a reserve pool for training and program development
- Alberta Health Services plans to transition 15 long term care beds out of the Sundre Hospital to a new facility, but affected employees have been assured jobs elsewhere in the system
- Cold Lake Ambulance Society has recently been accredited for Emergency Medical Services by Accreditation Canada
- Financial difficulties have led Calgary-based Terra Energy Corp. to shut down production and lay off all non-executive employees. The firm's directors and officers have also resigned.
- Span West Construction has broken ground on a condominium project in St. Paul. The development is expected to be complete in 2017.
- The City of Edmonton is dealing with derelict commercial properties by demolishing or remediating the structures. The city is tendering the work to private contractors and charging the costs back to the property owners' tax bills.
- Williams Energy Canada has announced the startup of a new plant north of Fort McMurray to produce natural gas liquids. The facility employs more than a dozen permanent staff.
- Clearwater County is hiring a fifth County Peace Officer to fill a position that has been vacant since September 2015
- Siksika Nation has started construction on an $11M business plaza. The project is scheduled to open on September 1, 2016.
- The Town of Claresholm is receiving $5.325M for stormwater management and flood mitigation projects from the Government of Alberta
- Lethbridge College has teamed with AGCO Corporation and Hanlon Ag Centre to ensure their agriculture and heavy equipment apprenticeship students have access to up-to-date training and state-of-the-art equipment.
- St. Paul & District Co-op is spending $18M to modernize and renovate its three facilities in St. Paul and Elk Point
- The non-profit Children's Autism Services of Edmonton is planning to open a second campus for autistic children by the fall of 2016
- The Government of Alberta has implemented a wage freeze for management and non-unionized employees at the province's agencies, boards and commissions, including Alberta Health Services
- The Government of Alberta is funding 18 new addiction treatment spaces in Medicine Hat and 31 spaces in other communities
- The Government of Alberta has approved the Career and Technology Foundations program for schools across the province. The program provides students with hands-on career training.
- The Alberta government is investing $3.5M in local programs and services that support the safety and well-being of families
- The Government of Alberta has launched an independent review of the province's Workers' Compensation Board. The three-member panel is expected to provide a progress update to government in fall 2016 and a final report in spring 2017.
- Alberta Health Services plans to open 12 more supportive living spaces in Lethbridge in April 2016. Another 24 local spaces are being planned for 2017.
- Millennium Stimulation Services has closed its shop in Dunmore and ceased major operations in the Medicine Hat area. Gas Drive, a compressor company, has also closed its local office but plans to maintain a core staff for customer service.
- Stantec, an Edmonton-based engineering and consulting firm, is proposing a $793M US merger with MWH Global. The company intends to maintain head office operations in the city.
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