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Metallurgical and materials engineers conduct studies of the properties and characteristics of metals and other non-metallic materials and plan, design and develop machinery and processes to concentrate, extract, refine and process metals, alloys and other materials such as ceramics, semiconductors and composite materials. Metallurgical and materials engineers are employed in consulting engineering firms, mining, metal processing and manufacturing companies, and in government, research and educational institutions.
ceramics engineer, corrosion engineer, electrometallurgical engineer, foundry engineer, hydrometallurgical engineer, materials engineer, metallurgical engineer, physical metallurgical engineer, pyrometallurgical engineer, welding engineer.
- Conduct studies and design, develop and specify the processes, and machinery to concentrate, extract, refine and process metals from ores
- Conduct studies on the properties and characteristics of materials and design, develop and specify processes for moulding, shaping, forming and thermal treatment of metals, alloys and metallic systems, ceramics, semiconducting and other materials
- Conduct chemical and physical analytical studies, failure analyses and other studies and recommend material selection, design of materials, corrosion control measures, operational testing and other procedures
- Co-ordinate production testing and control of metal refining, smelting or foundry operations or non-metallic materials production operations
- Supervise technologists, technicians and other engineers and scientists.
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|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||Undetermined||2014-05-22|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||Undetermined||2014-05-22|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||Undetermined||2014-05-22|
|Red Deer Region||Undetermined||2014-05-22|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||Undetermined||2014-05-22|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- July 2014 | (PDF, 765 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 641 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 602 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 669 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 600 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 610 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 662 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 226 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 536 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 534 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 657 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 235 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 438 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 487 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 445 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 437 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 241 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 435 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 227 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 04 - Aug 08, 2014
- Tiddlee Winx 'n' Stuff toy shop in Whitecourt closed its doors on July 25, 2014, after 10 years in business
- A Sobeys store in downtown Edmonton closed its doors on July 31, 2014
- Calgary has seen an 18% increase in luxury home sales since last year. So far this year, 542 homes over $1M have sold in the city, compared to 727 for all of 2013.
- Rancher's Beef, a beef plant near Balzac which was shut down in 2007, has been purchased and will reopen under the name Harmony Beef. Harmony will be investing nearly $20M in retrofits to the plant and expects to be soliciting contracts by Sept 1.
- Yogurty is expanding into western Canada by purchasing six restaurants from Twisted Yogurt in the Edmonton Area. The company has also opened new locations in Calgary and Grande Prairie.
- Hilton has opened its first Home2 Suites in Canada, at the former Mayfield Inn site in Edmonton. The 127-suite hotel is aimed at guests who are planning extended stays.
- Burrow, a coffee shop and eatery, will be opening underground in Edmonton's Central LRT station on September 15, 2014. The shop is only 250 sq.-ft., but hopes to take advantage of the 17,000 people that pass by every day.
- The Federal Government is providing funding of $241M for a new transit garage and a new fleet of natural gas buses in Calgary
- Delta Hotels and Resorts have announced a new 318-room hotel at the Calgary International Airport. The four-star hotel will include 17,000 sq.-ft. of meeting space and 6,000 sq.-ft. of ballroom space.
- The Province of Alberta is forecasting that only 311,000 out of 407,000 new jobs will be filled over the next ten years
- Canmore has seen an increase in single-family home sales in the second quarter of 2014. The increase of 7.5% indicates renewed confidence in the Alberta real estate market, as a number of buyers are purchasing second homes.
- Sunshine Oil sands Ltd has sold $20M of its non-core oil sands assets. The company has struggled to reach the proceeds needed to finish building its $500M West Ells thermal oil sands project.
- Jasper House, a 36-storey condominium, will begin pre-sales this fall. Construction on the 240-unit luxury tower will start in late 2015.
- Stantec, an engineering firm, has announced that it will be consolidating its staff from five buildings across downtown Edmonton. The company will move its staff into a new building near the new downtown arena.
- Sylvan Lake is launching a $40M residential development on its northeastern bank. The first phase includes 16 villa sites and nine estate homes.
- The Regional Recreation Corporation has received municipal approval for the Northside Recreation Centre at Abrams Land in Fort McMurray, with completion anticipated by the fall of 2018
- Rupertsland Institute Métis Training to Employment and Alberta Human Services are partnering to offer the Trades Work Program for Métis adults, through Grande Prairie Regional College
- The Potato Growers of Alberta have partnered with three local potato processors, providing $1M over five years to fund research in potato science at the University of Lethbridge
- Legal Aid Alberta is closing six offices around Alberta, cutting 35 jobs and consolidating 16 positions to a centralized phone service in Edmonton
- Hokanson Capital is spending $8M to renovate the former ATB Financial building in downtown Edmonton and re-branding the structure as 9Triple8 Jasper
- The Airdrie Koininia Christian School in Airdrie has recently secured the funding required to complete construction of the building, but a timeline for opening is not available
- The City of Edmonton has added $16M to the road construction budget for 2014, to be spent on 51 different projects
- Alberta Infrastructure is moving forward with an 18-bed Residential Detox Centre in Medicine Hat. The $7.1M facility is scheduled to open by the end of 2015.
- The Town of Canmore shall issue short-term business licenses for non-resident businesses such as construction companies and other contractors. Previously, businesses were required to purchase a yearly license for $600.
- The Government of Alberta, through the Building Alberta Plan, is providing $21M for irrigation infrastructure projects as part of a cost-sharing program with 13 irrigation districts
- The City of Cold Lake has approved a $5.5M development planned for Kinosoo Beach, with the work anticipated to start in the fall of 2014
- Anytime Fitness, a 24-hour fitness franchise, is opening in Drayton Valley later in 2014
- Brazeau County is hiring nine full-time staff in planning and development, community services and corporate services, in order to meet the level of service required by residents and council
- The City of Fort Saskatchewan is planning to hire additional police officers, administrators, and a community peace officer in its Protective Service Department in order to keep up with population growth
- PK Developments has received approval from the City of Fort Saskatchewan for construction of 240 apartments, spread across five separate buildings
- Shell Canada and the Town of Peace River are jointly funding infrastructure improvements at the Peace River Airport, including terminal and parking upgrades
- The City of St. Albert has approved a request under the Municipal Policing Agreement for five additional officers for the local detachment
- The City of Calgary is spending $17M to replace an existing storm-water trunk line in a new location, with a mandatory completion date in 2016
- A shortage of affordable rental housing in Canmore is leading to staff shortages and reduced business hours
- Cathay Pacific has announced that it will start twice weekly air freight service between Calgary and Hong Kong by the fall of 2014
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