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Farmers and Farm Managers  (NOC 8251)
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Farmers and Farm Managers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region

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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Farmers and Farm Managers 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 Farmers and Farm Managers (NOC 8251) 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.

In addition, due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year. Employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer

Here are some key facts about Farmers and Farm Managers in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 10,620 people work in this occupation.
  • Farmers and Farm Managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Agriculture: more than 95%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 51% compared to 64% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 46% compared to 20% for all occupations

Local Labour Market News

Week of Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016 Week of Jan 04 - Jan 08, 2016 Week of Sep 28 - Oct 02, 2015
  • The Valley Pet Hospital, a veterinary clinic operating in Medicine Hat since 1973, has permanently closed its doors. All of the medical files have been transferred to Crossroads Animal Clinic.
Week of May 11 - May 15, 2015
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