Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
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.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- July 2016 | (PDF, 510 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 234 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 228 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 214 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 248 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 541 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 591 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 591 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 607KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016
- Red Tree Catering in Calgary closed its doors due to a shortage of business. The closure affects 12 full-time staff and 85 casual employees.
- NorQuest College in Edmonton and Bow Valley College in Calgary are offering certification and training programs in construction through the Alberta Aboriginal Construction Career Centre
- Parks Canada awarded a $1.1M design contract for the visitor information centre in Waterton Lakes National Park to Ferrari Westwood Babits Architects in Lethbridge
- The City of Camrose publicly released the results of its first online census conducted in April and May of 2016. Detailed information about the local labour market, demographics, and employment sectors is presented in the census.
- Job vacancies in Alberta have declined 48 per cent from the first quarter of 2015 to the same period in 2016, according to a recent release from Statistics Canada
- Riley & McCormick, a western-wear retailer in downtown Calgary, is closing on August 30, 2016
- Educational institutions in Alberta are reporting a strong demand for courses and certifications in alternative energy such as solar-power
- The Grande Yellowhead Public School Division awarded a $12M design-bid-build contract to United Construction Company for a replacement school in Edson. Completion is scheduled for the fall of 2017.
- The Government of Alberta released plans for a $14M seniors lodge in Coleman. The project is expected to be complete by December 2017.
- Norstrom Rack is opening a retail store in Edmonton in the fall of 2018
- The Town of Spirit River broke ground on the Central Peace Health Complex, a new $5.27M hospital scheduled to open in 2017
- The Town of Stettler awarded a $822,569 contract for sewage lagoon remediation to NuEdge Construction
- Auctions of provincially owned oil and gas drilling rights have sunk to near historic lows in Alberta, with just over $75M invested so far in 2016
- The Government of Alberta is providing $239M over the next five years for improvements at provincial parks
- The Municipal District of Bighorn awarded a $428,893 contract to Devcon for flood-debris mitigation on Jura Creek. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of November 2016.
- Hotels in Banff are bringing in housekeeping staff from Calgary in a new pilot program aimed at relieving labour shortages on weekends. The staff will work from Friday morning to Sunday evening.
- The new owners of the Innisfail Hotel are investing $500,000 to renovate rooms and bring back the hotel diner, which has been closed for over 25 years
- Construction has started on the Hamlets of Red Deer, a $25M supportive living facility in Red Deer. The facility is expected to open in the fall of 2017.
- The Government of Alberta completed primary construction work on the new $375.5M Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. The interior work, construction of exhibits, and the relocation of collections will follow with completion scheduled in 2017.
- Careers is launching the $1M Rebuilding Fort McMurray Creating Youth Futures campaign on August 31, 2016 to raise awareness on career options for youth
- Elk Island Public Schools is spending $2M on renovations to its Fort Saskatchewan schools in preparation for the September 2016 openings
- The Wellspring Family Resource and Crisis Centre in Whitecourt is opening a new thrift store, Twice as Nice
- Alberta Treasury Branch plans to set up a permanent agency in both Milo and Arrowwood, following the recent decision of Scotiabank to pull their branches out of the two villages in January 2017
Week of Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2016
- The Government of Alberta is contributing $30.3M to the Canadian Red Cross Relief Campaign for residents of Fort McMurray
- Gateway Casinos and Entertainment¿s Grand Villa Edmonton, a $32M casino, will be opening in downtown Edmonton on September 7
- Construction of the Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton has started. The office portion of the building is scheduled for completion in 2018, while the residential section of the project will open its doors in fall 2019.
- According to a recent survey by Morneau Shepell, employers in Alberta are expecting salaries to increase by an average of 1.4% in 2017. At the national level, salaries are projected to rise by 2.1%.
- Two new breweries are planning to open their doors in Alberta: Six Corners Brew Works is planning a craft brewery in Okotoks, while Brauerei Fahr will be opening a new location in Turner Valley by 2017
- Cochrane-based Half Hitch Brewing is adding a canning line to its operations and planning to open a full restaurant as well as tap room by 2017
- The Town of Wainwright is seeking local contractors for work on the Storm Water Management Project. Banner Engineering is managing the three-year $15M project.
- Midland Foods and Farm Supplies officially opened in Andrew on August 4, 2016
- Brooks Asphalt has been awarded a $3.5M project to build a boat launch and shorewater protection at Kinbrook Island Provincial Park. Construction of the project is expected to start in September 2016.
- The Town of Bonneville has awarded a construction contract to GenMec ACL, to build a new $6.9M town hall. The project is expected to be complete in 14 months, pending financing approval from the town.
- The Government of Alberta is launching the Alberta Export Expansion Package in fall 2016, to support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) entering new international markets. The program will grant SMEs up to $9M in funding over three years.
- The Government of Alberta is providing a $265,000 grant to the Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance to support watershed projects in the Peace River basin
- Japan Canada Oil Sands Ltd. plans to keep its Hangingstone oil sands project, near Fort McMurray, closed until oil prices rise above US$50 per barrel. The site was evacuated in May 2016 due to wildfires.
- Brewster Travel Canada is opening a new restaurant, the Northern Lights Café, in Banff on August 20
- The City of Cold Lake has started construction to expand facilities and services at Kinosoo Beach
- Osum Oil Sands is installing new equipment this fall at its Orion oil sands project near Cold Lake, in advance of the planned Phase 2 expansion. Installation work is expected to begin in August and should be complete by December 2016.
- Knelsen Sand and Gravel has been awarded a $4.6M roadwork contract to pave about seven kilometers of road leading to Horse Lake First Nation near Hythe. The project is expected to be complete by mid-October 2016.
- The Government of Alberta is providing up to $20,000 in financial assistance to small businesses affected by wildfires in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, starting in September 2016
- The Canadian Cancer Society is closing its regional office in Lethbridge on September 30, 2016
- Cathedral Energy Services Ltd, a Calgary-based drilling company, will be spending up to US$3.4M to settle lawsuits related to overtime pay disputes with employees
- Christenson Developments is planning to start construction of its Whitecourt Retirement Village, a seniors¿ residence, in late fall of 2016. The building will be open for occupancy in 2018.
Week of Aug 01 - Aug 05, 2016
- The Government of Alberta is granting $87.5M to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, as an initial advance under the Disaster Recovery Program. The funding will assist with uninsurable costs related to the wildfire destruction in spring.
- The provincial government is launching the Alberta Small Brewers Development Program on August 5. Through the program, small brewers will receive grants to expand their businesses and create job.
- Shoppers Drug Mart is opening a new location in the CrossIron Mills mall near Calgary. The mall is currently being redeveloped and expanded, with completion slated for spring 2017.
- Express Pizza Plus opened a new location in Vermilion on July 21, 2016
- Construction of Bibles for Missions¿ new Thrift Store has started in Okotoks. The project is expected to be complete by January 2017.
- Heritage Property Corporation is halting its Canmore Hotel expansion plans, scheduled to start in fall 2016. Instead, the company has decided to offer the hotel for sale.
- Seasons Retirement Communities has purchased two retirement facilities in Olds and is offering upgraded training programs for staff
- Two new stores, Main Street Hardware and Pet Valu, are planning to open their doors in Ponoka by late summer or early fall 2016
- The Regional Municiplaity of Wood Buffalo has recently decided to defer completion of the Multiplex facility in Conklin. Groundbreaking for the $50M project took place in October 2014.
- A new Nordstrom Rack outlet store will be opening in Calgary's Deerfoot Meadows Shopping Centre in spring 2018
- The Petroleum Services Association of Canada has downgraded Alberta's drilling forecast for 2016. The group estimates that 1,900 wells will be drilled this year, down from an earlier forecast of 2,700.
- The City of Cold Lake has approved Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre¿s expansion plans. Construction of the new outreach building is scheduled to begin shortly, pending receipt of the building permit.
- Costco Canada is opening its fourth warehouse location in Calgary on August 12, 2016. The store is expected to employ about 300 workers.
- Saks Off 5th is opening outlet stores in both Edmonton and Calgary on September 1, 2016
- The Government of Canada recently delivered the first of two 2016-17 federal Gas Tax Fund installments, worth $109M, to support local infrastructure projects in Alberta. In total, the province will receive over $219M this year through the fund.
- Big Lakes County is moving forward with improvements to the High Prairie Airport, including the runaway, lighting and a new access road
- The Alberta Severe Weather Management Society is reporting a busy cloud seeding season for its pilots combating hail. Each year, the insurance industry invests about $6M in the hail suppression project.
Week of Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2016
- ConocoPhillips Canada is laying off up to 300 employees, mainly from its Calgary head office, in September 2016
- Wynonna Earp, a Calgary-based supernatural western series, has been renewed for a second season. Production is scheduled to start in late fall 2016, with a spring 2017 debut on the Syfy network in the US.
- United Communities is moving forward with commercial and school developments in Okotoks, following approval from the town council. Construction could start by late 2016 or early 2017.
- Calgary Police Service is hiring 50 new police officers, due to an increase in crime and 911 calls. The additional positions will cost the city about $7.5M per year.
- AltaGas, a Calgary-based natural gas and power supplier, has reduced its workforce by approximately 70 employees
- The County of Stettler has approved funding for the construction of a new public works facility
- Canmore Business and Tourism, a regional destination marketing organization, recently ceased operations and eliminated all staff positions due to funding issues
- The Government of Alberta is investing $18.5M on flood and drought protection projects over three years, through the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program
- Westlock County is seeking proposals to design and build a new hall for the Fawcett Fire Department
- The Government of Alberta is providing more than $25M over the next five years for campground and park improvements in the Kananaskis-Calgary region
- The Cochrane Alliance Church has started a $4.23M expansion and renovation project, with completion slated in summer 2017
- The Town of Hinton has received a $1M grant from the federal government towards the construction of the Performing Arts Venue. Construction of the $5.4M facility is scheduled for completion by fall 2017.
- The Government of Alberta is granting $12.7M to 61 bio-industrial projects that use agricultural and forestry byproducts or other forms of biomass in manufacturing
- The Government of Alberta is allocating approximately $26M for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding in 2016-17, an increase of $6M from the previous year
- The Tsuu T'ina First Nation, west of Calgary, has broken ground on a new police station. The facility will also accommodate other support services for the community.
- Date Modified: