Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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|
No employment outlook has been assigned to Metallurgical and Materials Engineers (NOC 2142) in Alberta due to low levels of employment.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Red Deer Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?
This occupation (Metallurgical and Materials Engineers) is part of a larger group called Other Engineers (NOC 214). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 23% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 17%.
What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?
This occupation (Metallurgical and Materials Engineers) is part of a larger group called Other Engineers (NOC 214). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 93% of workers in this group worked full-time, compared to the average of 84% for all occupations.
What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?
According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 16% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 46% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
The data from the Labour Force Survey (2013) regarding the percentage of people in this occupation who are part of a union are not sufficiently reliable to be published.
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
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- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 607KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016
- The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton found a drop in registrations for welding and rig technician courses compared to previous years, and a broader decline in trade apprentices
- Ceapro Inc, an Edmonton biotechnology company, is creating 30 new positions as part of a new, expanded facility. The Government of Alberta provided $2.4M to Ceapro since 2011.
- The Government of Alberta opened the $24M Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Centre in Edmonton. The facility offers help for children with mental health issues or addictions.
- Alberta Health Services filled 10 open physician positions in the Medicine Hat area for 2016/17. The region also requires eight rural medicine doctors.
- LSM Lee's Sheet Metal in Grande Prairie added plumbing and prime mechanical contracting to its services for residential, commercial and industrial customers
- Memphis Blues Barbecue House is opening on October 14, 2016 in Grande Prairie
- The 20th annual Alberta Employment and Career Fair is expected to have attracted over 10,000 people to the two-day event in Edmonton. The fair had almost 1,000 jobs up for grabs from 60 exhibitors according to the organizers.
- The Government of Alberta is allocating over $7.6B towards capital projects in the current budget year. The capital plan is expected to create 8,000 jobs in 2016, 12,000 in 2017, and 10,000 in 2018.
- Tourism facilities in the Mountain Parks are expecting to hire about 300 seasonal employees for the upcoming ski season according to the Job Resource Centre in Banff
- The Government of Alberta is returning $60M to Primary Care Networks around the province from accumulated surpluses. The 42 facilities employ 3,800 physicians and the full-time-equivalent of 1,000 other providers.
- Habitat for Humanity and the Carter Work Project are building 76 new affordable homes in Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton. The Government of Alberta is providing $4.1M for the $26M project.
- Alberta Health Services, Hythe and District Pioneer Homes, Connecting Care, and the Village of Hythe have broken ground on Pioneer Place, an $11.4M seniors facility in Hythe. The project is slated for completion in October 2017.
- Sporting Life, a retail sporting goods store opened in Calgary. The store has 135 employees.
- Portage College recently opened a new hair salon to the public at the Lac La Biche Campus. The move allows students in the Hairstyling Program to work with real clients.
- The Municipal District of Bonnyville awarded a $1.6M contract for gravel to JMB Crushing for the winter haul
Week of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016
- Western Feedlots Ltd. will be closing its doors in early 2017. Majority of the company's 85 employees will be laid off and the company has established teams to assist them with the transition.
- WestJet Airlines signed a code-share agreement with China-based Hainan Airlines, allowing the company to offer flights to and from Calgary to a number of numerous Canadian destinations
- Century Casinos is building a $50M horse racing facility, Century Mile, in Leduc County. Construction is slated to start in spring 2017, with racing scheduled in fall 2018.
- Lethbridge College experienced a 15% spike in new student enrolment this year. The college attributes part of the increase to mature learners who are looking for a career change.
- Folding Mountain Brewery will be opening a brew pub at the Jasper East Gates campground in summer 2017
- The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce and some local employers are reporting a shortage of applicants for service worker positions
- The planned closure of Teck's Coal Mountain operations in BC by the end of 2017 will likely impact about 94 employees in Alberta
- White Swan Environmental is planning an expansion of its oil sands waste facility near Atmore, pending approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator. The work is expected to start in late September and should be complete in November 2016.
- Goodlife Fitness will be opening new clubs across the country, including Alberta. Each new location will hire 30 to 50 employees, depending on the size of the location.
- Over the past year, the Alberta Investment Management Corporation has invested approximately $98.4M in TransAlta Renewables, Calfrac Well Services and Pine Cliff Energy to support initiatives in renewable energy and natural gas sectors
- About 60 unionized employees at Cold Lake's Points West Living facility have voted to strike following a breakdown in negotiations
- Three capital projects in the Fort McMurray are either delayed or on hold partly due to the wildfires in May 2016. The Conklin Multiplex project, originally slated for completion in fall 2018, is one of the projects being pushed back.
- Pembina Pipeline started commissioning of its second fractionation and storage facility in Sturgeon County on September 14. Approximately 15 full-time positions have been created at the new facility.
- Pembina Pipeline Corporation started construction on a new office building in Grande Prairie. The new building is expected to be completed by fall 2017.
- The federal and provincial governments are granting $3M, over two years, to Calgary Economic Development's headquarters' attraction strategy. The program aims to attract business head offices to the city.
- Building Trades of Alberta signed a three-year deal that will lower pay for some workers at oilsands, energy, petrochemical and other industrial plants, in an effort to keep them on the job. The agreement will start on January 1, 2017.
- Roam Transit launched a regional bus service in Canmore that is expected to be operational in November 2016
- The Municipal District of Willow Creek approved a development permit for a medical marijuana facility in Claresholm. The $15M facility is scheduled to have a greenhouse, offices and processing areas.
- Alberta Health Services is considering increased staffing levels due to high demand of patients seeking medical aid in dying
Week of Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2016
- Edmonton Catholic School board is planning to hire about 75 staff, including nearly 60 teachers, to accommodate growth in student numbers this year
- Alberta Utilities Commission is considering construction applications for two large solar energy projects. According to Alberta Electric System Operator, a total of 21 solar projects have been registered for access as of September 1, 2016.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $3.6M for mental health support programs in colleges and universities across the province. The funds will be used in hiring health practitioners, such as counsellors and community outreach social workers.
- Alberta Transportation signed an agreement with Mountain View Partners to design, build, partially finance and operate the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project. The project will cost $1.42B and will be paid over 35 years.
- Cineplex Entertainment recently opened Canada¿s first food-and-entertainment centre, the Rec Room, in Edmonton
- The Government of Alberta recently approved three oil sands projects that represent about $4B of potential investments
- Bow Valley College is planning to expand to a larger venue in Strathmore and will offer more courses as well as programs
- Businesses in Fort McMurray are struggling to rebuild after the wildfire destruction in May 2016, with some owners abandoning their businesses because of costs and lack of customers
- The Government of Alberta is transferring the paramedic profession from the Health Disciplines Act to the Health Professions Act. This will allow paramedics to work directly with nurse practitioners.
- The craft brewery business is booming in Alberta due to two provincial legislation changes. The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission currently has eight craft brewery licences pending in the province.
- A recent job fair for seasonal employees at a Kal-Tire location in Edmonton attracted more than 300 applicants for 100 positions
- According to Statistics Canada, Alberta homeowners spent $1.56B on renovation in the second quarter of 2016, compared to $1.53B spent in the first quarter of this year
- Work has started on the $80M QEII/Gaetz Avenue interchange improvement project in Red Deer. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2018.
- According to a Tourism Economic Impact Study, tourists spent nearly $1M per day in Canmore in 2015, with more than 50% of the spending on food and accommodation. Employment impacts of visitor spending equalled 4,022 jobs in Canmore.
- A new seniors housing project, This is Home, is being constructed in Canmore. The 63-unit project is slated to open in 2017.
- The Government of Alberta selected Century Casinos Europe GmbH, an international gaming company, to own, build and operate a new horse racing facility in the Edmonton market area
- The Town of Fairview adopted a new Medical Recruitment Incentive Policy that will provide recruitment and retention incentives for family physicians, dentists, veterinarians and nurse practitioners
- A new Tim Hortons restaurant will be opening its doors in Barrhead
- Pomeroy Inn and Suites officially opened in Vermilion on September 14, 2016
- Westlock County awarded a $513,300 construction contract to E&D Kuzyk Konstruction Ltd. to build a new fire hall in Fawcett. The project is slated for completion in September 2017.
- United Construction is set to start work on the new K-12 Ashmont School. The school is scheduled to open in September 2018.
- The City of Edmonton approved a zoning change that would allow construction of the $63M Artist Quarters in downtown Edmonton
- The Government of Alberta is launching the Self-Employment Training Program for entrepreneurs. Approximately $1.9M will be allocated to the program for 2016-17 in partnership with the federal government.
- Grande Prairie Regional College and Ironstone Resources are partnering on skills development, trades and apprenticeship training and research. Ironstone plans to build a mine and a steel mill in the region, which will generate about 1,000 jobs.
- Edmonton Public Schools plans to increase the number of pre-kindergarten programs for children with cognitive challenges from 19 school sites to 33 over the next three years
- WestJet reached a multi-year deal with Suncor Energy to fly employees and contractors to and from its oilsands operations in Northern Alberta beginning in early November 2016
- Big Lakes County approved the construction of a $1.2M waterline to Triangle Hall from Riverbend, south of High Prairie
Week of Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2016
- The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors lowered its drilling forecast for the fourth quarter of 2016 and expects 3,562 wells to be drilled across Canada - 25% lower than the original forecast
- The Government of Alberta is providing municipalities and organizations $30M over two years for economic development projects, through the Community and Regional Economic Support program
- Edmonton Public Schools reached an agreement with almost 800 school caretakers. Under the three-year deal with the union, members will see wage increases and a lump sum payout retroactive to September 2014.
- The Grand Villa Casino officially opened its doors in downtown Edmonton on September 7. The facility has hired all the staff that wanted to relocate from the old casino and created 200 new full-time jobs.
- Covenant Health and the Government of Alberta are funding a $13M redevelopment of the Killam Health Centre. Construction of the project is expected to begin in fall 2016.
- The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are providing $82.8M to the University of Alberta for facility and infrastructure improvements
- Aspen View Public School Division is planning a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Edwin Parr Composite High School in Athabasca on September 29, 2016
- Construction of the Norlite pipeline is expected to employ 600 people near the village of Boyle until the end of November 2016. The project began about two years ago and has provided a significant boost to local businesses.
- ConocoPhillips Canada is laying off up to 300 employees in Calgary, as part of a global staff cut of 1,000 employees
- Dream Development is building 150 houses over the next two years in Vista Crossing, a new neighbourhood in Crossfield. The first phase of development is slated to include 1,000 homes.
- NBC Universal Cable Entertainment is looking for extras in the Calgary region for the filming of Alberta-shot TV show, Damnation, during October 2016
- The Government of Alberta is providing $10.56M to AgeCare SkyPointe in Calgary to triple the number of long-term care and dementia beds in the facility
- Front Range Resources is planning two horizontal wells in the Montney region, pending a successful share offering
- Lethbridge College received $200,000 from Deltec Power to help create the Deltec Power Electrical Lab, a state-of-the-art classroom. The facility is slated to open in August 2017.
- Contempora Construction has been awarded a $4.8M contract to build a new municipal works office building in Medicine Hat
- The Government of Alberta is providing $750,000 to support the Back to Business Resource Centre and business recovery expos in Fort McMurray
- The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre opened its doors in Sundre on September 12
- The City of Medicine Hat has voted to borrow up to $10.2M for reconstruction and expansion of the Veiner Centre. Completion is scheduled for 2018.
- The construction contract of Cold Lake's Energy Centre Phase 3 expansion has been awarded to Bird Construction. Work on the $20M project is expected to start in fall 2016 and should be complete by spring 2018.
- The Canadian Red Cross along with the provincial and federal governments is granting $3M to support research into the health effects of wildfires
- The William J. Cadzow Hospital in Lac La Biche has had an opening for an ultrasound technologist for more than two years. Qualified technologists are in high demand across North America, according to Alberta Health Services.
- École Notre-Dame des Monts in Canmore is adding eight new classrooms to the school as part of a $3M expansion. The work is expected to be complete by May 2017.
- The Cold Lake Regional Utility Services Commission will be receiving over $32.4M from the federal and provincial governments for a regional waterline to Bonnyville and Cold Lake First Nations
- The Evergreens Foundation will be releasing construction tenders for Edson's $26M Parkland Senior Citizens Lodge construction-renovation project in early 2017
- Horse Lake First Nation is starting construction on a $10M water treatment plant near Hythe. The project is expected to be complete in 18 months.
- The Town of Fox Creek is hosting its annual Business Showcase and Career Fair on October 5, 2016
- The Edmonton Police Service is actively recruiting for 140 new officers in 2016 and another 80 in 2017. The service is also looking to hire existing law enforcement officers through its Experienced Officer Program, which starts in August 2017.
- Chevron Canada recently opened a new office in Whitecourt. The company is relocating 12 full-time staff from other locations.
- Porthos Pet Supplies opened a new location in Vulcan on August 25, 2016
- The Government of Alberta passed a regulation to raise the minimum wage to $12.20 per hour in October 2016. Eventually, the minimum wage will be increased to $15 per hour in October 2018.
- The Calgary Regional Partnership's two-year On-It regional transit pilot is scheduled to start on October 11, 2016. The pilot project is expected to cost $1M over the two years.
- The Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are expanding the operating hours of the Airdrie Urgent Care centre to a 24-7 schedule. The extended hours will begin in early 2017.
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