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Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers  (NOC 7219)
Red Deer Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers in Red Deer 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.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Alberta.

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Table on the employment potential for Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers in Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Alberta 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, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers (NOC 7219) in Alberta.

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 is expected to decline.
  • 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 Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers in Alberta:

  • Approximately 14,450 people work in this occupation.
  • Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 82%
  • 64% of Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers work all year, while 36% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations.
  • 47% of Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers are self-employed compared to an average of 17% for all occupations.
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 8% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 69% compared to 68% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 23% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 90% compared to 54% for all occupations
    • Women: 10% compared to 46% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • No high school diploma: 17% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • High school diploma or equivalent: 35% compared to 26% for all occupations
    • Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 23% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 16% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • Bachelor's degree: 8% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 7% for all occupations

Table on the employment potential for Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers in Red Deer Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Calgary Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Camrose--Drumheller Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Edmonton Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Red Deer Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-05-03

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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of May 09 - May 13, 2016 Week of May 02 - May 06, 2016 Week of Apr 25 - Apr 29, 2016 Week of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016
  • 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.
  • The Government of Alberta plans to spend almost $8.5B in 2016-17 to build and modernize key public infrastructure
  • Trevcon Enterprises has been awarded a $12.4M contract to build the Rosevear Road bridge in Yellowhead County. Construction is scheduled for completion in August 2018.
  • Rulam Contracting has been awarded a $2.5M contract for sewer and road work in the Hamlet of Evansburg. The work is expected to be finished by November 1, 2016.
  • The Town of Bashaw has approved a capital budget of $3.9M for work on water and sewer lines, wastewater systems, and road paving
  • Construction started on the Terrace Ridge condominium project in Grande Cache. Shamrock Building Services will renovate all 117 units in the complex at cost of approximately $3.3M.
  • Construction started April 11, 2016 on the helipad at the Didsbury Hospital. The project is expected to be completed by late 2016.
  • Sturgeon County has approved $335,000 in grants to a range of community groups for capital projects and programs
  • Lac La Biche County awarded a $13.8M paving contract to Martushev Logging
  • The Government of Alberta announced a $100M highway interchange construction project for Red Deer
  • The Town of Drumheller has awarded $775,000 to NCA Aquatics for renovations to the Aquaplex pool. The work is expected to be complete in 2016.
Please consult the Red Deer Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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