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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)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair 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 moderate.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Calgary Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Camrose--Drumheller Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Red Deer Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
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).
- 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 Jan 18 - Jan 22, 2016
- ICE District Properties Joint Venture announced that the new hotel adjacent to Rogers Place will be upgraded to the luxury JW Marriott brand, the third such hotel in Canada. The building is expected to open in 2018.
- BuildForce Canada, an Ottawa-based industry group, is estimating that energy companies will require approximately 10,000 workers for maintenance work at oilsands operations in the spring of 2016. Industry groups are projecting that even with low crude oil prices, capital expenditures on existing oilsands operations and maintenance are expected to increase.
- The alternative energy technology program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is reporting that student numbers have almost triple since the first class in 2011. Most of the students are tradespersons returning for further education.
- The City of Lethbridge has awarded a contract for the restoration of the historic Galt Museum to Cobra Corporate Management. The work is expected to cost almost $0.9M and will take one year to complete.
- Nitro Construction Ltd. of Lethbridge has been awarded a contract worth approximately $731,000 to build an eight-change-room heated facility at the North Lethbridge Sports Park. The revised structure will meet the requirements of provincial and national tournament standards.
- Suncor Energy and Canadian Oil Sands have come to terms on a deal worth approximately $6.6B. The agreement is primarily an exchange of shares between the companies, but includes $2.4B in debt that Suncor will assume.
- BuildForce Canada is forecasting that Alberta could lose 31,000 construction jobs by 2019 in a recent report. In the oilsands sector alone, construction jobs are forecast to decline by 28 percent from the peak in 2014.
- Our House Child Care Centre, a local child care facility, has recently opened in Morinville. The facility offers a weekly music program and outdoor play space.
- The Westlock Volunteer Fire Department is actively recruiting new members to boost their firefighting services. Although the firefighters work on a volunteer basis, they get an honorarium to complete the training and for each emergency call performed.
- The Prairie North Health Centre, a regional health facility, recently opened in Lloydminster. The centre is home to seven physicians, a primary health care registered nurse case manager, and other allied health professionals.
- According to the Fort McMurray Real Estate Board, sales of single-family detached homes in 2015 were down roughly 41 per cent compared to 2014, with lower selling prices. The vacancy rate for rental accommodation has risen to 30 percent.
- The City of Cold Lake has contracted with Global Traffic Group to provide photo enhanced traffic enforcement until October 31, 2018. Photo radar will be set up to include speed, red light, stop sign, cross walk safety and distracted driver safety.
- Rocky View Schools is planning for a new elementary school in the Hillcrest neighbourhood in Airdrie, pending final approval from the Government of Alberta. The facility could be open for the 2019 school year.
- Postmedia Network Canada Corp., has cut 90 positions across Canada, including 35 in Edmonton and 30 jobs in Calgary. The company is consolidating operations, and eliminating some editors and writers.
- JobJar, a new service that matches contractors with customers, has launched in Calgary. The online database connects homeowners with handy people who are looking for work.
- Connacher Oil and Gas is cutting production at its Great Divide oilsands operation by 70 to 80 percent from 2015 levels. The company also accelerated planned maintenance at the operation near Fort McMurray.
- Husky Energy recently announced a cut of $800M from its 2016 capital spending plan in response to low oil prices. The company is deferring select drilling in Western Canada, with approximately 50 percent in the Alberta gas plays.
- Embassy Bosa applied to the City of Calgary to build two residential towers and five commercial buildings as the first phase of the Currie Barracks development. Construction is expected to start in 2017, with the overall project taking more than 15 years.
- The Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine is opening a privately run fertility clinic in Edmonton in the spring. Currently, the city's lone fertility clinic is run by Alberta Health Services at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
- Brookfield Residential is building a new phase in the Cochrane community of Fireside. The company has 87 lots for development and has already built two showhomes.
- Century Gardens, a downtown Calgary park, is set to undergo $12.86M in renovations and upgrades. The city is hoping to put the project out to tender by the second quarter of 2016, with construction starting by the end of the year.
- Call the Kettle Black, an Edmonton kitchen supply retailer, is closing at the end of January, after 20 years in business. The owners attributed the closure to a slumping economy, changing retail industry, and local construction delays.
- Pyrogy Park in the Village of Glendon will see construction of a new $95,000 playground in the spring of 2016. The Municipal District of Binnyville is also contributing $100,000 towards landscape improvements in the park.
- The County of Grande Prairie is searching for residents to fill the role of fire guardian in divisions throughout the region. Fire guardians are responsible for issuing fire permits during the fire season
- Alberta Health Services signed an agreement with Associated Ambulance to provide non-ambulance transport service in the Central Zone. The contract is expected to help free up ambulances to respond to emergencies in the region.
- Dawson Wallace Construction was awarded a $91.5M contract for construction of an Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission warehouse in St. Albert. The new warehouse is expected to bring more than 400 jobs to St. Albert.
- The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre opened a Maternity Home in Red Deer for expecting mothers and those with newborns. A three-story building is planned for the second phase of the project, which could begin in late 2017.
- Precision Drilling expects that its drilling operations will be reduced by around 50% in 2016
- Corus Entertainment is buying Calgary-based Shaw Media from Shaw Communications in a $2.65B deal. Shaw Media includes the Global Television network and 19 specialty channels.
- The Government of Alberta confirmed its commitment of $2.8M for improvements at the Strathmore Health Centre. Expanding the facility's emergency room is a priority for Alberta Health Services. The project is in the planning stages, with construction expected to start in 2016-17.
- The Government of Alberta is proposing a one percent wage increase for each year of a three-year contract for support staff at Alberta Health Services. The employees represent a range of occupations from cleaners to information technology specialists.
- The Alberta government reported that it has been advised of more layoffs in the oil and gas sector in early 2016
- Parks Canada and Banff National Park released 12 housing lots in the Town of Banff to the Banff Housing Corporation. The land is expected to be used for affordable multi-unit rental housing, pending approval from Banff's municipal council.
- Dawson Wallace Construction has been awarded a $20M contract by the Lethbridge Public School Board for construction of a new middle school. The project is scheduled to start in the spring of 2016 with the opening planned for the 2018-19 school year.
- The City of Camrose approved a 2016 capital budget of $9.8M that includes funding for roads, street lights, storm sewers, and waste management
- Alberta Health Services is converting the former SportChek location in Medicine Hat into a medical laboratory collections site. When the renovations are complete in March 2017, the new facility will include space for reception, sample collection, and lab processing.
- Calfrac Well Services, a Calgary-based provider of pressure pumping services used in hydraulic fracturing, has recently issued stock to raise $27.5M. The funds are to be used to help the firm cope with low oil prices.
- The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is projecting that the oil and gas sector saw 100,000 job losses by the end of 2015, including 40,000 direct jobs
- A three-year, $42M modernization was recently started at Medicine Hat High School. Part of the school will be adapted for students in the fall of 2017, allowing construction to be completed on the remaining sections.
- The City of Cold Lake has decided not to fund RCMP requests fora dedicated traffic officer or additional clerk, given the state of the local economy. The city council plans to review the decision again part way through 2016.
- The Town of Banff has approved Phase One of the Banff Elementary School Modernization Project, which includes the construction of 13 classrooms. The work is expected to start in April 2016 and be complete by September 1, 2017.
- The Town of Grande Cache is feeling the pinch of layoffs in the oil and gas industry, as well as the recent loss of 250 mine jobs at Grande Cache Coal. Retailers in the town of 4,300 are also reporting lower sales.
- Shoreline Energy Corp, a Calgary-based oil and gas producer, filed for bankruptcy on December 23, 2015. It was formerly under creditor protection.
- The Bashaw Seed Cleaning Cooperative Association is moving ahead with construction of a new $6M facility in Bashaw in early 2016
- NorQuest College is planning to move into the Clean Energy Technology Centre in Drayton Valley in May 2016. Construction delays prevented an earlier planned opening of the facility by January 2016.
- The City of Medicine Hat is seeking proposals by January 21 for the development of a city-owned lot that has been vacant for more than 36 years. The city set design specifications for a $30M to $40M complex on the site.
- A fire on December 24 has destroyed a hotel under construction in Fort McMurray. Calgary-based MasterBUILT Hotels plans to rebuild the project.
- The Town of Coaldale now has policing services provided by the RCMP, after an 11 year agreement with the Lethbridge Regional Police Service ended on December 31. Construction of a new regional detachment building is expected to start this year and be complete by 2018.
- The County of St. Paul is moving ahead with infrastructure projects in a 2016 capital budget of approximately $15.93M. A major water supply line, a sewage lagoon, and a wastewater transfer station account for the bulk of the spending.
- Aspen View Public Schools has released the conceptual design for a new high school in Athabasca. The school district is planning to send out tender requests shortly.
- The Medicine Hat office of the Canadian Cancer Society closed over the holiday season, according to a spokesperson at the Calgary office. Details regarding the decision and future representation in the community are not yet available.
- The City of Edmonton is advertising for a new city manager after city council decided to terminate the employment of the previous manager in September 2015. The city is hoping to fill the position by the spring of 2016.
- The Donkin Coking Coal Project recently held a job fair in Grande Cache for a mine in Cape Breton. The company is hoping to recruit recently laid-off miners for work starting in the spring of 2016.
- Inuit Edmontonmiut, an organization to support Inuit in Edmonton, has recently formed to offer Inuit-specific services in the city. Edmonton has one of the largest per capita urban Inuit populations in southern Canada.
- Husky Energy announced that it is speeding up the sale of some production assets in Western Canada and is considering partial sale of some midstream assets in the Lloydminster area in response to low oil prices
- Cenovus Energy, a Calgary-based oil company, is expecting a 2016 capital budget approximately 19 percent lower than 2015 due to continuing low oil prices. The company expects to spend up to $875M for expansion at two oil sands projects in Alberta.
- The Petroleum Labour Market Information Division of Enform released information from a recent survey of 36 oil and gas companies. Approximately 50 percent of the respondents expect further cuts and/or layoffs in 2016 if oil prices remain low.
- Baytex Energy announced a 2016 spending plan that concentrates on its operations in Texas, rather than Alberta and Saskatchewan. The company did provide a provision for heavy oil drilling in Canada in the second half of 2016 if prices improve.
- Energy companies in Calgary are reporting using a variety of techniques including reduced work weeks, salary freezes and cutbacks, and unpaid sabbaticals in order to avoid staff layoffs
- The Taber Police Commission is dealing with a budget cut to the Taber Police Services following a decision by the Town of Taber. The slated budget for 2016 will cover wage and benefit increases for officers but includes a deficit in operational funding.
- The Government of Alberta recently announced $4.8M for construction projects along South Railway Street in Medicine Hat. The funding is part of an $8.3M project that the city has planned for the 2015-16 budget year.
- Pangman Development Corp plans to build 800 residential units in four towers in downtown Edmonton. The developers plan to make a final decision on the project in 2016, with construction slated to start later in the year.
- Encana, an oil and gas producer, has cut its 2016 capital expenditure by $600M US from the 2015 level. The company is planning to reduce corporate costs by 10 percent compared to 2015 and to cut drilling and completion costs by 10 to 15 per cent.
- Colliers International, a commercial real estate company, has found a near-record number of proposed and active retail construction projects in Calgary in its fall market report. Alberta has the highest per capita retail sales in Canada.
- Royal LePage Foothills, a Calgary real estate brokerage, ceased operations and closed six offices in the city. Royal LePage brokerages are independently-owned franchises, operating under license from Royal LePage Canada.
- The Medicine Tree Manor, a vacant seniors housing complex under construction, was destroyed by fire on December 15, 2015. Many High River seniors, displaced after the 2013 floods, were waiting to move into the new building.
- Trinidad Drilling has cut its capital spending budget for 2016 to $30M, an 84 percent reduction from the 2015 level, in response to low energy prices. The company is continuing to look for cost reductions at its operations and corporate offices.
- The City of Calgary decided to move $30M in budget savings into an economic resiliency fund for the city. A proposal is before council to allocate up to $14.4M of the money for affordable housing initiatives.
- The Cumulative Environmental Management Association, a Fort McMurray-based environmental group, is planning to shutdown in March 2016 due to a lack of funds. Previously, almost all of the associations $5M annual budget was provided by oil companies.
- The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors increased its forecast of job losses in the drilling industry from 25,000 to 30,000 for 2015, partly in response to an extended winter shutdown of rigs. Winter is traditionally the busiest drilling period in Canada.
- The Pincher Creek Foundation is moving ahead with the construction of the $9.8M Crestview Lodge, a seniors facility in Pincher Creek. The site is expected to open in the spring of 2018.
- Northern Lakes College in Slave lake is partnering with Advanced Technology Applications Infrastructure Management to offer a water and wastewater treatment training program. The program, to run online, will be offered starting in September 2016.
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