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Outlook & Prospects for Metallurgical and Materials Engineers 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|
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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- June 2016 | (PDF, 234 KB)
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- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 228 KB)
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- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
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- July 2015 | (PDF, 591 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 591 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 607KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016
- The Fort McMurray wildfires will cost insurance companies $3.58B. The fires destroyed 1,800 homes and 600 condos, apartments and duplex units around Fort McMurray, and caused major oil sands companies to shut down production for more than two weeks.
- Health Canada is granting $17.3M to upgrade health facilities in Alberta's Indigenous communities. Three communities will be the main recipients of the funds, including: Enoch Cree Nation, Saddle Lake Cree Nation and Little Red River Cree Nation.
- The provincial government is granting $33.5M towards the expansion of Ford Edmonton Park. The development is expected to create approximately 455 full-time jobs during the construction phase and 57 permanent park-related positions following completion.
- Honomobo, a container-housing developer, is constructing an 18-unit apartment in Edmonton's Boyle Street neighbourhood
- De Beers Canada moved its Operational Support Centre from Toronto to Calgary. Approximately 70 employees will work out of the new centre, including some employees who transferred from Toronto, as well as dozens of local hires.
- Construction of a new $200M shopping centre, New Horizon Mall, recently started near Balzac. The new mall will house more than 500 businesses, and is slated for completion in late 2017.
- The provincial government is investing $1.2B to renovate and expand affordable and seniors' housing over the next five years. As a result, Bonnyville's Bonnylodge will add 46 new units to its facility, while the Cold Lake Lodge will be replaced entirely.
- The Calgary Stampede started on July 8. Approximately 3,200 people have been hired for the 10-day event.
Week of Jul 04 - Jul 08, 2016
- Alberta's minimum wage will rise to $12.20 per hour, effective October 1. In addition, the lower minimum wage rate of $10.70 per hour for Alberta's liquor servers has also been abolished by the provincial government.
- Moose Hotel & Suites held its grand opening in Banff on July 15, 2016
- Delia General Store, the village's only store, recently closed its doors
- Construction of Peace River's Peace Regional Recreation Centre is slated to begin in spring 2017. The multiplex is expected to open in late 2018, and will include a field house, hockey rink and running track.
- Ten new craft breweries opened their doors in Alberta during the first five months of 2016. The province has seen a boom in breweries over the past four year, bringing the total number up to 31.
- Wild Rapids Waterslide Park, located in Sylvan Lake, is closing at the end of summer 2016. The closure will affect approximately 85 seasonal workers at the park.
Week of Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016
- The Government of Alberta is investing $14M in an affordable housing project in Edmonton. Construction is expected to be complete by the fall of 2017.
- Aeroterm started work on a $10M distribution warehouse at the Edmonton International Airport. Companies that will be tenants in the facility are expected to create at least 100 new jobs.
- Loblaws City Market recently opened in Edmonton. The store will have about 206 employees. A Shoppers Drug Mart also opened in the same retail complex.
- The University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine launched the Calgary Chair in Equine Sports Medicine which focuses on the health and performance of competition horses
- The Women and Children's Health Research Institute at the University of Alberta received a $54.5M donation to support researchers
- Medicine Hat School District No. 76 is adding ten full-time certified teaching staff for the 2016-17 year. The number of educational assistants will be reduced by eight full-time positions.
- Construction started on the $200M New Horizon Mall near Balzac. The project is expecting to attract more than 500 new businesses and open by late 2017.
- The University of Calgary is receiving $14.7M from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The funds will support the work of 118 researchers.
- NewLeaf Travel, a Winnipeg-based discount travel company, is launching flights out of Edmonton starting July 25, 2016
- A new Joey restaurant is opening in downtown Edmonton in September 2016. The restaurant expects to hire 180 employees.
- The Town of Okotoks approved a $15M expansion of the ice surface at Pason Centennial Arena. The new facility is expected to open January 1, 2018.
- Sunshine Village in Banff National Park plans to open its gondola this summer following several years of closure. White Mountain Adventures will handle tickets for the lift.
- Sturgeon County approved a $1.9M tender from Maple Reinders for construction of the Rivers Gate Lift Station
- The Government of Alberta announced funding for the expansion of family services in Bonnyville
- The Government of Alberta is investing $1.6M for upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility in Canmore
- The Government of Alberta is providing $3.7M to the Town of Bassano for upgrades to its wastewater treatment facility
- The Government of Alberta is providing $243,750 to support upgrades to the wastewater treatment pump station in the Village of Vilna
- The Government of Alberta is providing $596,315 to the County of Forty Mile to support design work for the water supply line to the hamlets of Etzikom and Manyberries
- The Government of Alberta is providing $448,832 to the Municipal District of Pincher Creek for detailed design work to expand the local water supply
- The Government of Alberta is providing $958,171 to the Town of Milk River for the development of a treated waterline from the town to the Village of Coutts and upgrades to the water-treatment plant
- The Government of Alberta is providing $683,027 to the Village of Hay Lakes for upgrades to its wastewater treatment facility
- The Government of Alberta is providing $506,402 to the Mountain View Regional Water Services Commission to upgrade the local water treatment facility
- The Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge completed a $135M project that adds a new five-storey wing to the hospital and expansion of the emergency department
- The Government of Alberta is providing approximately $11.3M to the Town of Devon for a staged replacement of its wastewater treatment facility
- The Government of Alberta is providing $786,000 to the Town of Rimbey to support the drilling of two new water wells and improvements to the wastewater treatment lagoon
- The Government of Alberta is providing $6M to the Village of Consort to upgrade their wastewater treatment facility
- The Government of Alberta is providing $1.9M to the County of Vermilion River to start detailed design work for the development of a regional waterline from Lloydminster to Kitscoty
- The Government of Alberta is providing $85,070 to the Town of Vermilion to replace its sanitary trunk sewer main
- The Government of Alberta is providing approximately $3.8M to the County of Thorhild to complete upgrades to the local wastewater treatment system
- The Government of Alberta is providing $200,000 for the Henry Kroeger Regional Water Services Commission to upgrade the water treatment facility in Hanna
- The University of Lethbridge was awarded $2.2M by the Natural Resources and Engineering Research Council of Canada to support research projects
- The Town of Taber is receiving approximately $560,000 from the Government of Alberta for upgrades to waste treatment and drinking water plants
- The City of Edmonton approved plans by Regency Developments for the Emerald Tower, a $50M residential condominium building with retail on the ground floor
- Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools is reducing teaching staff by 11 full-time equivalent teaching positions in 2016-17 in an effort to eliminate a $1M budget deficit
- Axia is expanding its fibre optic network to Pincher Creek
- Construction on the $16.1M Peace Regional Recreation Centre is expected to start in the spring of 2017, with an opening planned for late 2018
Week of Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2016
- Londonderry Mall in Edmonton is opening a new food court as the start of a $130M redevelopment project. The work is expected to be complete by the fall of 2017.
- Ikea Canada is spending $13.5M to expand its Edmonton store. The project is expected to create 135 jobs and be complete by the end of 2017.
- Edmonton Public Schools has started work on the $25M Ivor Dent School. The school is expected to open in 2017.
- The official opening of the new $198.4M Edson Hospital, originally scheduled for spring 2016, is delayed until September 2016. Areas of increased staffing for the site include continuing care, emergency, and support services.
- The Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta are providing a combined $420M for relief efforts in the Fort McMurray area following the recent wildfires
- Viking Air is expecting to add 40 jobs in Calgary and Victoria following the purchase of the manufacturing rights for Bombardier's water bombers. Viking also purchased and upgraded a facility near the Calgary airport to house the new operations.
- Fort Air Partnership opened a new continuous air monitoring station in Gibbons
- The City of Calgary hired Baaah'd Plant Management and Reclamation as part of a pilot project to manage invasive plant species
- Big Lakes County awarded a contract for $478,000 to Glen Armstrong Construction to extend a water and sewer line at Joussard
- Retail vacancy rates in downtown Calgary are rising following the layoffs in the city core. Restaurants are also struggling, according to Barclays Street Real Estate.
- Construction started on Grande Avenue Village, an assisted living facility for seniors in Cochrane. The project is expected to be complete in 2017.
- The City of Lethbridge opened the new South Recycling Station. The site is the final step in centralizing all recycling stations within the city.
- The first medical cannabis clinic in Medicine Hat is scheduled to open on July 4, 2016. Medical cannabis will not be dispensed at the clinic but patients will access the product from other medical cannabis suppliers.
- Primus Green Energy plans to develop a methanol plant in northwestern Alberta. Production of methanol from the plant is scheduled for the first quarter of 2018 for regional distribution.
- The Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130 approved a $783,700 tender for rock crushing by R. Bee Crushing of Gibbons
- Edmonton Public Schools is opening nine new schools in September 2017
- At a recent forum hosted by the trade group Restaurants Canada, participants had concerns over plans by the Government of Alberta to increase the minimum hourly wage to $15 by 2018
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