Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be limited for Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC 5241) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment is expected to decline.
- A small number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Graphic designers and illustrators in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:
- Approximately 280 people work in this occupation.
- Graphic designers and illustrators mainly work in the following sectors:
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 48%
- Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 18%
- Educational services (NAICS 61): 16%
- Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 8%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 16% compared to 16% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 80% compared to 64% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: n/a
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016
- 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 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 University of Lethbridge was awarded $2.2M by the Natural Resources and Engineering Research Council of Canada to support research projects
- The Taber Police Commission is dealing with a budget cut to the Taber Police Services following a decision by the Town of Taber. The slated budget for 2016 will cover wage and benefit increases for officers but includes a deficit in operational funding.
- The Medicine Hat News is cutting four employees in a reorganization that will shift some of its advertising work overseas starting on August 1, 2015. The paper has reduced its staff by 60 employees in the last decade in an effort to remain competitive.
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