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Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers  (NOC 9462)
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region

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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers (NOC 9462) 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 strong.
  • A large number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.

Here are some key facts about Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 1,040 people work in this occupation.
  • Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 93%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 17% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 72% compared to 64% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 12% compared to 20% for all occupations

Local Labour Market News

Week of May 16 - May 20, 2016 Week of May 02 - May 06, 2016
  • "The Government of Alberta is providing $6.6M for upgrades to the Brooks Health Centre. The work includes renovations of the long term hospital wing to consolidate health services that are now being offered outside the centre."
  • Telus is spending $10.5M in Lethbridge to improve wireless and high-speed Internet service
Week of Apr 25 - Apr 29, 2016
  • The City of Lethbridge issued building permits for more than $14M worth of new home construction during the first quarter of 2016. Across all types of real estate, building permits are up approximately $20M compared to the same period in 2015.
  • State and Main, a bar and restaurant, has opened in Medicine Hat
  • The Town of Nanton has broken ground on an $11.8M water treatment plant. The project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2017.
Week of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016
  • The City of Medicine Hat issued 183 new business licences in the first quarter of 2016, more than double the number in recent years during the same period. The bulk of new home-based businesses are in construction and contracting.
  • Lawrence Meier Trucking Ltd, a Medicine Hat construction company, is reducing staff and selling off some equipment in its trucking, paving, and underground utility interests. The company did disclose any job numbers.
  • The University of Lethbridge is receiving $248M over four years from the Government of Alberta for capital projects. Construction of the university's new science-oriented facility will take four years and create hundreds of jobs for local trades and sub-contractors.
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