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Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades  (NOC 7216)
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region

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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades (NOC 7216) 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 growth is expected to be weak.
  • A large number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.

Here are some key facts about Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 840 people work in this occupation.
  • Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 33%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 19%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 15%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 9%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 6%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 10% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 69% compared to 64% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 21% compared to 20% for all occupations

Local Labour Market News

Week of Apr 11 - Apr 15, 2016
  • Hertz Equipment Rentals, an industrial equipment rental firm, has closed its office in Medicine Hat
Week of Mar 28 - Apr 01, 2016
  • Millennium Stimulation Services has closed its shop in Dunmore and ceased major operations in the Medicine Hat area. Gas Drive, a compressor company, has also closed its local office but plans to maintain a core staff for customer service.
Week of Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2016 Week of Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016
  • MRC Global, a supplier to the oil and gas industry, is closing its office in Medicine Hat after 18 years of operation
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