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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|
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).
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- 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 May 16 - May 20, 2016
- Hourly wages for new jobs in Calgary dropped below the national average to $18.65 at the end of 2015, according to a recent report from Statistics Canada
- The City of Calgary is starting construction on a $9M upgrade to the walkway to Chinook Centre Mall. The city is also negotiating with the mall owners on a new cost-shared pedestrian bridge.
- Saks Fifth Avenue is opening a Saks Off 5th retail outlet in Edmonton and in Calgary in the fall of 2016
- Alberta Midland Railway expects to start construction in June 2016 of a $34M rail car storage facility near Lamont. The facility is expected to begin operating in June 2017.
- The Lux Hotel at the University of Lethbridge is hiring 10 students over the summer. The facility provides both employment and business experience for students during the off-season.
- The job vacancy rate in the Banff, Jasper, Rocky Mountain House economic region was 3.6 per cent, the highest in the country, at the end of 2015 according to recent data from Statistics Canada
- Rogers Place is expecting to fill 500 positions by the time the new complex opens in downtown Edmonton in September 2016. Aramark is hiring another 900 people to serve food and beverages on-site.
- Service providers for persons with disabilities in the Edmonton region are reporting that the slowing economy is reducing job opportunities for their clients. Employers are offering more short-term and casual positions.
- Edmonton Transit has started work on a $3M expansion of the West Edmonton Mall transit centre. Construction is expected to last until early 2017. The Abbottsfield and Belvedere transit stations will also be upgraded this year.
- Scotiabank is planning to close the Mayland Heights branch in Calgary in the fall of 2016. The location is being consolidated with another branch.
- St. Albert Community Midwives is once again accepting new clients after receiving funding from Alberta Health Services. The operation had anticipated closing prior to the new funding agreement.
- The Town of Whitecourt awarded a contract to Terry¿s Classic Construction, a local construction company, to design and build a public transit shop. Stantec Consulting Ltd. has also been hired to complete work for the Water System Upgrade project.
- Lakeland Catholic School Division is officially opening a school in Lac La Biche in September 2016. The site is expected to attract up to 500 students.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $117,000 to the Royal Canadian Legion in Athabasca for renovations
- The Crossing Leisure Centre Complex in Lethbridge started work on Phase Two of the facility. The $109.6M second phase is scheduled for completion in 2019.
- Integra Air is launching scheduled air service between Calgary and Edson starting June 6, 2016. The airline is developing travel packages that would include a weekend at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
- Situation Brewing, a craft brewer, restaurant, and bar is opening on May 25, 2016 in Edmonton. The pub has about 30 full-time and part-time staff.
- The Town of Olds has approved the Sidewalk Café and Sales bylaw that will allow restaurants to develop outdoor patios for patrons
- The former Co-op building in downtown Strathmore is being redeveloped into a mall with plans for food vendors, professional offices, and retail space
- Eastlink is spending $2M to upgrade the fibre optic network in Slave Lake
- The Government of Alberta introduced legislation to review the salaries paid to executives of the province's agencies, boards, and commissions
- Approximately 123,000 people have been evacuated from Fort McMurray and surrounding areas in response to wildfires and a state of emergency
- Turning Point Generation is building a $200M hydro energy project near Hinton. Construction is expected to start in late 2017.
- The Bow Valley Job Resource Centre is hosting two job fairs in Banff and Canmore in anticipation of strong demand from employers. The centre estimates that over 500 seasonal, year-round, and career positions are available.
- Telus is investing $7M in the Town of Ponoka in 2016 to expand its fibre optic network and improve services
- Canada Post has decided not to close the post office location in downtown St. Albert following consultations with user groups. The corporation had proposed closing the site in February 2016
- The Wild Rose School Division decided to suspend teaching activities at the Nordegg Education Centre for the 2016-17 school year
- Discover Real Estate, one of the largest real estate brokerages in Alberta, recently announced it is closing. The company has offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and Strathmore.
- Wolf Creek Public Schools is facing a $2.6M deficit for the 2016-17 school year resulting in the loss of 41 positions across the district. Staff at the division office and education assistants are impacted.
- The Sundre Hospital Futures Committee put forward a plan to save some long-term care beds at the Sundre Hospital. Alberta Health Services had planned to close all 15 beds but the new plan aims to retain some.
- The Rimoka Housing Foundation is holding an official ground breaking ceremony for the new seniors lodge in Rimbey on June 6, 2016
- Lakeland Co-op is building a new home improvement centre, gas bar, and convenience store in Bonnyville. The $12.5M developments are expected to employ 40 to 50 people upon completion.
- Brenex Construction started work on the $13.5M Beaverhill Pioneer Lodge in Lamont. The facility is expected to be complete by August 2017.
- The City of Cold Lake is receiving funding from Alberta Health Services for a full-time obstetrician and a part-time gynecologist physician
- Rocky View County is handing out Community Funding Grants to not-for-profit organizations and also providing $649,172 for recreation programs
- The City of Calgary approved licence applications for three ridesharing services which plan to launch in the summer of 2016. Drivers for these services are currently being recruited.
- Drumheller Valley Secondary School and NorQuest College are partnering to offer a Health Care Aide Certificate program. Some of the coursework will be offered online through Campus Alberta.
- Big Lakes County approved a $24.4M capital budget for 2016. Road construction consumes approximately $12.8M of the total, with the balance mostly for other infrastructure projects.
- Peavy Mart is planning to open a retail store and adjacent greenhouse in High Prairie by the fall of 2016. The facility is expected to hire 12 employees.
- The Scotiabank branches in the villages of Milo and Arrowwood are set to close in January 2017. The closures are expected to impact 10 employees and the bank is working to find alternate eployment within the company.
- Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is offering the Summer Farm Employment Program to assist Alberta youth and provide wage support to farmers for the months of July and August. The application deadline is May 31, 2016.
- The Fairview College Campus of Grande Prairie Regional College recently hosted 185 high school students for a trades and technology camp. The program introduces students to career experience in a range of trades.
- A career fair hosted by Spirit Staffing and Consulting attracted hundreds of people in Edmonton for approximately 500 post-fire jobs in Fort McMurray
- Shaw is cutting 200 positions as part of a senior management realignment, with most of the cuts in Calgary. Some layoffs are immediate and others are scheduled at the end of May 2016.
- The Government of Alberta is spending $54M to build a new highway overpass in Grande Prairie. The government expects the project to be finished in two years.
- Greyhound plans to open its new bus depot in Edmonton near the VIA Rail station on May 30, 2016
- The County of Grande Prairie has passed a $120.8M budget for 2016, with infrastructure money for roads, bridges, and waterline improvements, among other projects
- Calfrac Well Services transitioned the majority of its fracturing and coiled tubing field employees to a variable compensation model and temporarily altered work schedules in mid-April 2016
- The Government of Alberta is providing $17M over two years to the University of Calgary for building redevelopment
- The City of Edmonton is spending $402M on roads, bridges, intersections, and neighbourhood renewal projects during 2016
- The Whitemud Equine Centre in Edmonton started construction on a new $6.5M arena replacement. The new facility is expected to open in June 2017.
- Greyhound plans to run a shuttle bus service from downtown Edmonton to its relocated terminal because the location is not serviced by Edmonton Transit
- Telus is investing $6M in fiber optic and wireless infrastructure in the Hinton area, and $3M in the Edson area in 2016
- Alberta Health Services took over control of portions of the new $198.4M Edson Health Centre and expects to be operating the facility by the fall of 2016
- The Alberta Cancer Research Biobank has laid off four staff in Edmonton and one person in Calgary due to a shortfall in funding
- The Government of Alberta is providing $10M to the Calgary Zoo for expansion in anticipation of the arrival of giant pandas in 2018
- The Government of Alberta is funding construction of a truck staging area north of Fort McMurray. Construction is expected to begin this summer and be complete for public and commercial use in 2017.
- The Government of Alberta is restoring $16M in funding to NorQuest College in Edmonton. The money is part of a larger $61M project for building improvements.
- "Alberta Transportation anticipates that five highway paving projects near Rocky Mountain House will start in the spring of 2016. Three of the projects are expected to be complete this year."
- "The Government of Alberta is providing $6.6M for upgrades to the Brooks Health Centre. The work includes renovations of the long term hospital wing to consolidate health services that are now being offered outside the centre."
- Alberta Advanced Education has officially approved the community mental health certificate program at Lakeland College. Students will receive credit for the online program starting July 1, 2016.
- M.J. Veterinary Services has opened a clinic in Hardisty
- Evraz North America has issued layoff notices to 49 employees in Calgary, effective May 15, 2016, but according to the company the notices are subject to be postponed or cancelled depending on market conditions
- The City of Calgary has changed some land-use rules that will make it easier for breweries, distilleries, and wine makers to build throughout the city and enable to them to sell their products on-site
- Telus is spending $10.5M in Lethbridge to improve wireless and high-speed Internet service
- Strathcona County approved an application by Gibson Energy to build a new industrial development. The location is intended to be a multi-purpose industrial site offering multi-modal facilities for the oil and gas industry.
- Weyerhaeuser recently announced a $2.2B deal with International Paper for its cellulose fibers mills, which includes the pulp mill in Grande Prairie. The company is retaining its sawmill in Grande Prairie along with the forest operations.
- The City of Edmonton approved zoning changes that will allow construction of the Mezzo residential tower. The project is subject to obtaining a development permit from the city.
- The Government of Alberta is investing more than $7B for road and bridge construction over a five-year period
- The City of Lethbridge issued building permits for more than $14M worth of new home construction during the first quarter of 2016. Across all types of real estate, building permits are up approximately $20M compared to the same period in 2015.
- State and Main, a bar and restaurant, has opened in Medicine Hat
- The Banff Centre is planning a $14M renovation project on its Lloyd Hall residence building. The project is privately funded by The Banff Centre and construction is expected to begin this summer, with completion targeted for next spring.
- The Government of Alberta has contingency plans to access air-tankers from other jurisdictions, or extend local contracts for fire fighting services beyond mid-August 2016, if warranted
- Three new senior living facilities are scheduled for construction in Cochrane over the 2016-17 period. Alberta Health Services will be contracting for some of the supportive living units.
- The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology launched a new centre in Edmonton for its heavy equipment technology program. The facility will provide more space and allow the program to expand student capacity up to 60 percent.
- Cobra Corporate Management was awarded a $237,000 contract for the renovation of Grand Trunk High School in Evansburg. Work is expected to start as soon as the school year ends and be completed over the summer.
- The Eckville Co-op is spending approximately $750,000 to upgrade its food store refrigeration equipment. Work is expected to be complete by August 31, 2016.
- The Government of Alberta is investing $759.5M over the next five years to maintain and renew health-care facilities across the province
- The Government of Alberta is providing a $2.6M increase for Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams, allowing the teams to maintain all their policing positions
- Precision Drilling has reported a loss of $19.9M for the first quarter of 2016, and the cancellation of five contracts during the period
- Total Image Natural Foods in Vermilion is closing on May 31, 2016. The owners have the store for sale.
- Enform's Petroleum Labour Market Information division is forecasting a slow recovery for the oil and gas sector and the potential loss of 24,000 direct jobs across Canada in 2016
- The Government of Canada has announced more than $1M for the Trade Winds to Success Program through the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. The program offers pre-apprenticeship training to Indigenous students.
- Pembina Pipeline Corp received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator to construct two pipelines between Fox Creek and Namao, Alberta. The company anticipates the lines will be operational by mid-2017.
- Westlock County is proceeding with a $1.9M upgrading or the Jarvie Water Plant. Construction is scheduled to start in June 2016, with the plant operational by April 2017.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $18.5M for a new Kananaskis Emergency Services Centre. The facility will house the Kananaskis Improvement District's fire department and Alberta Health Services ambulance services.
- Hi-Pro Feeds will close the Champion Feed mill in Barrhead on May 13, 2016. More than half of the mill's 36 employees have been offered positions at other company locations.
- The Cold Lake Hospital and the Bonnyville Hospital will see renovations and upgrades in 2016 with funding from the Government of Alberta. A major emergency department development estimated at $3.1M is planned for the Bonnyville site.
- Husky Energy announced the sale of 65 percent of its ownership interest in some assets in the Lloydminster area for $1.7B in cash
- Canadian Tire has opened a freestanding Outdoor Store in Fort McMurray
- FC Barcelona has officially opened an academy, FCBEscola Edmonton, in Spruce Grove. Local coaches have been hired by the academy to instruct the ways of FC Barcelona soccer.
- The Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130 is set to begin construction in May 2016 of a new $2.7M regional fire hall in Falher. GVN Structures is planning to use local contractors and labour for some of the work.
- The Town of Nanton has broken ground on an $11.8M water treatment plant. The project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2017.
- The Banff Centre is immediately eliminating 33 positions, including managers and support staff, as part of a restructuring
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