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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
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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
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.
- ╔cole 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.
Week of Sep 05 - Sep 09, 2016
- The first phase of the modernization of Glenmary School in Peace River has started. The four-phase, $7.5M project is expected to be completed in August 2017.
- Red Deer Native Friendship Society is planning to complete the Asooahum Crossing cultural housing development by January 2017
- West Fraser Timber Company and Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement have signed an agreement to provide education, training and skills development to Metis. The program intends to help Metis achieve full-time employment in the forest products industry.
- The federal and provincial governments recently launched a bilateral program that will provide over $1.08B for infrastructure projects under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund
- The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are providing $85M to support transit improvement projects in Calgary
- The Government of Alberta is modernizing and building 82 schools across the province due to an increase in enrollment numbers. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2017.
- The Government of Canada is providing $143.9M towards 46 Edmonton transit projects. With matching funds from the City of Edmonton and the Government of Alberta, the projects will see total funding of $287.8M.
- According to a report by Public Interest Alberta, almost one in five Alberta workers earns $15 per hour or less. The report is based on data for the year ending June 30, 2016.
- The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has lifted development permit conditions for the Abasand and Beacon Hill neighbourhoods in Fort McMurray, allowing homeowners to rebuild houses that were destroyed by the wildfire in May
- The Town of Wainwright has started work on a $15M storm water management project. Construction of the project is expected to take between two and three years.
- A regional clean water line project from Foremost to Manyberries received $3.1M in combined government funding, which covers 90 percent of the estimated cost
- The Town of Taber received more than $3M in combined government funding, to upgrade the town's industrial wastewater lagoon
- A recent wage survey by Public Interest Alberta found that Medicine Hat has the highest percentage of low wage earners in Alberta. About 12% of the local workforce earns less than $12.20 per hour.
- East Peace Gas Co-op is hiring more staff for their new building in Fahler, which is scheduled for completion in December 2016
- Approximately 60 temporary staff will be out of work when their contracts with the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre in Fort McMurray expire at the end of 2016. The facility is closing on December 17, 2016.
- Gibson Energy is doubling its crude oil storage capacity with new tanks at its Edmonton Terminal, in response to customer demand. The new tanks are expected to be in-service by the second quarter of 2018.
- The Government of Canada is providing $75M to the University of Alberta's Future Energy Systems Research Institute in Edmonton
- The Government of Canada is providing $75M to the University of Calgary for research into reducing the carbon footprint of unconventional oil and gas operations
- Peace River Daycare Center opened its doors on September 7, 2016
- Big Lakes County awarded a $5.774M contract to Martushev Logging Ltd. for upgrades to the House Mountain Road. The project is expected to be completed by August 31, 2017.
- Recovery Acres Society opened a new facility - the Co-occurring Addiction Recovery Essentials for Women - in Calgary. The centre aims to help women suffering from addiction and mental health issues.
Week of Aug 29 - Sep 02, 2016
- Rocky View County's development appeal board has approved a new Carl's Jr. drive-thru location in Bragg Creek, following an initial rejection of proposal by the municipality
- The Calgary Flying Club is training its first class of aviation students from China after it signed a five-year deal with the Government of China to train additional commercial pilots
- The Government of Alberta is investing $6.3M to develop additional long-term care spaces at Villa Marguerite in Edmonton. The facility will be owned by Park Place Seniors Living, while Chandos Construction has been awarded the construction contract.
- The United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a requirement that as of September 1, all professional carriers crossing the US border must have a Medical Examination for Motor Vehicle Operators on file
- Boston-based Drizly, a smartphone app for liquor delivery service, is launching operations in Calgary
- Alberta Health Services plans to extend its agreement with DynaLIFE to provide laboratory services in Edmonton and northern Alberta until March 2022
- Stollery Children's Hospital's redeveloped surgical unit opened its doors in Edmonton on August 26. The $36M project will reduce patient waiting times, shave costs and provide better patient experience.
- Due to office vacancy rates of over 20% and an oversupply of commercial real estate in Calgary, real-estate developers have slowed down or suspended work on some construction projects
- School bus transportation companies in Calgary are experiencing a surge in the number of applicants for driver positions compared to previous years
- Edmonton's Catholic and Public Schools are rushing to repair approximately $1.4M in flood damage at numerous schools before the start of this school year
- Bashaw Valley Lodge, a seniors facility, is set to open in Bashaw
- The City of Grande Prairie currently has over 30 infrastructure construction projects underway, with some being completed by the end of 2016 while work on others will resume in spring 2017
- South Country Co-op is expanding its business and plans to spend $13M in 2016 on building projects. The company has recently hired seven new senior managers at its head office, while its total workforce has grown from about 600 to more than 700 workers.
- The Town of St. Paul has received $475,000 to conduct a feasibility study for a regional waste-to-energy recycling project that would encompass Bonnyville and Cold lake. The study is slated for completion in April 2017.
Week of Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2016
- Calgary International Airport and its partners are hiring hundreds of workers for the new $1.6B international terminal, scheduled to open on October 31
- Richardson International is spending $120M to modernize its Lethbridge canola processing plant. The project, expected to be completed in fall 2017, will have no net impact on the 160 jobs at the plant.
- The Government of Alberta is expecting an increase drilling activity for the remainder of 2016 following the early adoption of its Modernized Royalty Framework for oil and gas wells
- Calgary's Bowley Lock Company is planning to expand production and hire employees to assemble as well as ship its locks
- The Calgary Board of Education will be opening eight new schools this fall. In addition, 10 new schools will be opening their doors in January 2017.
- The City of Calgary is starting construction on a $13M pedestrian bridge to Chinook Centre mall in September 2016. The city is partnering with the mall owner┐ Cadillac Fairview┐ on the project, which is expected to open in November 2017.
- Mind over Metal, a free summer welding program for junior high students in the Calgary Catholic School District, was recently held in the city
- The University of Alberta Students' Union plans to spend $11M to renovate the Myer Horowitz Theatre on the main campus
- The Government of Alberta plans to reduce some of the medical fees for radiologists and ophthalmologists starting fall 2016, as it attempts to reform the physician compensation system
- Edmonton's Rogers Place recently hired nearly 200 part-time workers for its operations
- Dover Construction in Fort McMurray is recruiting carpenters, electricians and roofers for the rebuilding effort following the wildfires in May 2016. Businesses in the area expect a mini-building boom in residential construction.
- The federal and provincial governments are providing $1M to farm families to improve water management, environmental sustainability and agricultural production through the Growing Forward 2 program
- Food trucks in Calgary are reporting a decline in business of about 20% to 30% this summer due to bad weather, increased competition and empty downtown offices
- Mark's opened a new location in the St. Albert Centre
- Construction of a new $11.5M Hampton Inn by Hilton hotel has started in St. Paul
- The Government of Alberta is spending $2.8M at the St. Therese St. Paul Healthcare Centre to replace the roof and skylight. Upgrades are expected to be complete by end of 2016.
- GrainsConnect Canada has placed a hold on its planned $30M to $40M high-throughput grain terminal in Niobe. Meanwhile, Paterson Grain is pushing ahead with a similar facility in Bowden.
- The City of Calagry is spending $400,000 on a pedestrian crossing near the Peace Bridge. The project is expected to be complete in fall 2016.
- A recent report from the Canadian Institute of Health Information found that Alberta physicians were the best paid in Canada in the 2014-15 fiscal year
- According to Statistics Canada, year-over-year investment in Alberta's housing construction dropped by 30% in June 2016
- Aurora Cannabis is planning to build a massive greenhouse complex in Alberta to produce medical marijuana. Production at the facility is scheduled to start in summer 2018.
- The City of Lethbridge has approved two major West Lethbridge road projects, worth a combined $21.3M. Construction of the project is anticipated to start in spring 2017.
- Calgary's Saddledome recently held its annual job fair to fill approximately 300 permanent part-time positions at the facility
- Prairie Brewing Company, a craft brewery in Drumheller, recently started production following approval from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
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