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Outlook & Prospects for Farmers and Farm Managers 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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(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 NewsWeek of Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016
- Lethbridge-based API Labs garnered support from the Government of Alberta and the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce for a thebaine poppy processing facility. If approved, the project will produce morphine, codeine and other high-demand medications, and create at least 300 jobs.
- Ag Spectra Whole Earth Science and Technology is planning a greenhouse operation in Magrath. The Starfield Centre would use geothermal technologies for locally grown produce. The first greenhouse is expected to create the equivalent of 60 full-time jobs.
- The Alberta Trappers Association is holding their 43rd annual Rendezvous in Pincher Creek over the Canada Day weekend in 2016. The group is expecting approximately 1,500 attendees for each day of the event.
- 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.
- Lantic Inc., a sugar beet processor in Taber, has announced a four-year agreement with the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Association. The new agreement provides stability for the plant, its employees and the local community.
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