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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 Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2015-05-29

For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair 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 weak.
  • A large number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Jun 29 - Jul 03, 2015
  • The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education has approved a 2015-2016 budget that decreases 0.9 full-time equivalent teaching positions, and 0.5 full-time equivalent support staff. Learning services have increased by two full-time equivalent staff.
  • Members of the Medicine Hat Co-op, and South Country Co-op have voted to joined forces and incorporate a new business on December 1, 2015. No job losses are expected. The head office of the merged cooperatives will remain in Medicine Hat.
Week of Jun 22 - Jun 26, 2015
  • The City of Lethbridge has ratified a new collective agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents 672 city employees. The four-year agreement provides for guaranteed wage increases and a lump sum payment.
  • The City of Lethbridge is dispersing more than $432,000 from the Community Capital Project Grant to thirteen local not-for-profit groups. The funds will support facility upgrades and expansion.
  • Bos Scapes Inc. has been awarded a $3.67M contract to develop and landscape sports fields at two school sites and the Keystone Park Fitness Loop in Lethbridge
  • The University of Lethbridge has been awarded a record $3.9M in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The funding supports research programs, faculty and students.
  • Mountain Top Foods has started construction on a new food processing plant in Nanton. Equipment in the facility will allow the company to work double shifts and increase production.
Week of Jun 15 - Jun 19, 2015
  • The City of Medicine Hat has released the May 2015 building permit numbers for the city. Multi-unit residential permit values are down 50 percent from a year ago. Commercial construction permit value is also down from 2014, mostly because of two large projects started in 2014 worth a combined $58M.
  • Medicine Hat School District No. 76 is seeking 41 teachers to fill positions for the upcoming school year. The openings are a result of retirements and maternity leaves. The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education has recently hired 12 teachers and is seeking two more for September 2015.
  • Big Eagle Hydro-Vac, a regional oilfield services company, and its related companies have been placed in receivership at the request of creditors. The company operates a fleet of 400 trucks, nitrogen service vehicles, tank haulers and other pieces of specialized equipment.
  • The Palliser Regional School Board has achieved a balanced budget for the 2015-16 school year through a combination of staff reductions and hours of work. The district is cutting certified staff by 15 full-time equivalent positions, and support staff will see an eight percent reduction in hours. The cuts were largely achieved by attrition.
  • Lethbridge College is offering a new Plumbing Apprenticeship program within its School of Construction Trades. Registration is now open for the first intake of students planned for January 2016.
  • The Agriculture Business Risk Management program at Lethbridge College is set to receive $215,570 from the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency. The program curriculum is being designed by industry for those working and studying in the livestock, grain and oilseed industry who would benefit from increased skills and knowledge in the area of business risk management.
  • The Drowning Ford Grazing Association has donated $1M to the Prairie Rose School Division for the new school in Schuler. Construction is expected to start in August 2015 and be finished a year later.
  • The Town of Nanton has voted to increase the pay rates for volunteer firefighters to reach parity with firefighters in the Municipal District of Willow Creek. The latter council increased its pay rates on May 20, 2015.
Week of Jun 08 - Jun 12, 2015
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