Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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Outlook & Prospects for Glaziers 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.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Alberta||(1 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be limited for Glaziers (NOC 7292) in Alberta. Compared with all other occupations, this occupation is expected to experience weaker employment growth. This, in addition to fewer workers retiring, is expected to limit employment opportunities. There should also be proportionately more unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs. Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Alberta was 37 years and 5% of workers were 55 years old and older. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, less than 1,500 people worked in this occupation in 2013.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||(Undetermined)||2014-05-22|
|Calgary Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Camrose--Drumheller Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Edmonton Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(Undetermined)||2014-05-22|
|Red Deer Region||(Undetermined)||2014-05-22|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||(Undetermined)||2014-05-22|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- February 2015 | (PDF, 560 KB)
- January 2015 | (PDF, 559 KB)
- December 2014 | (PDF, 586 KB)
- November 2014 | (PDF, 575 KB)
- October 2014 | (PDF, 643 KB)
- October 2014 (Quarterly Edition) | (PDF, 656 KB)
- September 2014 | (PDF, 650 KB)
- August 2014 | (PDF, 650 KB)
- July 2014 | (PDF, 765 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 641 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 602 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 669 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 600 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 610 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 662 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 226 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 536 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 534 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 657 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 235 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 438 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 487 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 445 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 437 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 241 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 435 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 227 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Mar 30 - Apr 03, 2015
- The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation has released redevelopment plans to convert the historic St. Louis Hotel in Calgary into a mixed-use commercial development
- Future Shop has closed 10 locations in Alberta and will be converting the remaining seven locations to Best Buy stores, as part of a Canada-wide consolidation
- The Government of Alberta has announced $3.4B for new health facilities in Edmonton and northern Alberta in a five-year capital plan under Budget 2015. There are also provisions for maintenance and renewal of existing facilities.
- Oilfield services forecasters are predicting that the spring 2015 slump in drilling activity in Alberta could extend into fall or longer. Recent rig counts in Western Canada are down 22% from 2014, according to the Canadian Association of Oil Well Drilling Contractors.
- The Government of Alberta has announced funding for 34 continuing care spaces in a new seniors facility to be built in Bassano
- Comark Inc., the owners of the Bootlegger, Cleo and Ricki's clothing shop chains, is planning to close stores after it was granted creditor protection on March 26, 2015. The company announced the closing of approximately 50 of its 341 stores over the next few weeks.
- Human resources companies in Calgary are reporting an increase in business dealings with the recent layoffs from the energy sector
- The City of Calgary is conducting an annual census from April 1 to 24, 2015. While respondents have the option to complete the census on-line, the city has also hired door-to-door census takers.
- Enerplus, a Calgary-based oil and gas producer, has introduced OURtime, a flexible work program that has no formal maximum vacation time for its 700 employees. The multi-faceted human resources program intends to help employees with their work-life balance.
- The Government of Canada is providing $230,300 to Grande Prairie Regional College for upgrades to its power engineering lab housed at the Fairview Campus. The enhancements to the steam lab capacity will allow more students to become certified.
- Trican Well Service is laying off employees at its Redcliff facility. The company did not disclose the number of layoffs, but stated that a substantial number of its 180 employees will be affected.
- Essential Energy Services is cutting 10 to 15% of its workforce in Medicine Hat/Redcliff, Brooks, Red Deer, Nisku and Grande Prairie. The number of employees at each location varies between 50 and 150.
- Homeward Trust has opened a new supportive-housing complex in Edmonton for people with severe mental illnesses. The facility, with capacity for 21 tenants, provides support staff on duty 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
- Shoppers Drug Mart is opening a new location on Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton at the former Standard Life Centre. The store is expected to open in November 2015.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $15M for 12 flood mitigation projects to conservation groups and municipalities under the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program
- The Government of Alberta is providing funding to improve access to high-speed internet for residents of Lacombe County and the Montana First Nation
- The Government of Alberta is providing $500,000 to improve access to high-speed Internet in Saddle Hills County. The funding will be used to build four new towers and associated infrastructure.
- The Town of Barrhead is hoping to begin construction on the new aquatic centre in May 2015. Advertisements for a project manager position are expected to be launched during April 2015.
- Neerlandia Co-op held an official opening for its new building on March 13, 2015, in Neerlandia. The old Co-op Home and Farm Centre was destroyed by fire in June 2013.
- The China National Offshore Oil Corporation recently announced that it is closing Nexen Energy's Calgary-based oil trading operation, resulting in the loss of 100 jobs
- Canadian Rockies Public Schools is planning to start construction in the fall of 2015 on the $8.4M first phase of the Banff Elementary School modernization
- The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are jointly funding a $7.8M affordable housing complex in Raymond. The funding will support 40 units in a new 53-unit lodge for low-income seniors.
- The Government of Alberta has announced $7.9M to add 42 units to the North Ridge Lodge in St. Albert. Three other senior's facilities in St. Albert are receiving almost $1.4M for fire safety and sprinkler upgrades.
- The Government of Alberta has announced $12.2M for a new 65-unit seniors lodge in Red Deer. The region is also receiving funding for 180 new long-term care beds and fire safety upgrades at two lodges.
- The University of Lethbridge is introducing new combined degrees, the Bachelor of Fine Arts (New Media) and Bachelor of Education, to provide teachers with new skill sets
- Medalta, a ceramic artist studio facility and factory in Medicine Hat, is assuming control of Plainsman Clays effective May 1, 2015. Plainsman provides clay and pottery supplies across Western Canada and owns retail outlets in Edmonton and BC.
- The Target location in Medicine Hat closed its doors on March 22, 2015. The store had 142 employees at its peak after opening in July of 2013.
- The City of Medicine Hat begins its 2015 Census on April 15, 2015. The city is offering an online option, while door-to-door enumerators will start on May 18, 2015.
- The Town of Drayton Valley is proposing a cost-sharing agreement with Brazeau County for policing, the Early Childhood Development Centre and a new bus hub. The $500,000 bus hub would serve over 1,300 students in the Wildrose School Division.
- Millennium Stimulation Services, a Calgary-based fracturing company, recently held information sessions in Grande Prairie which focused on its long-term goal of a liquefied natural gas plant for the region
- The Government of Alberta is introducing mandatory watercraft inspections stations at commercial vehicle inspection stations and points-of-entry. Specialized canine inspection teams will be deployed to combat invasive aquatic species.
- Career centres at post-secondary institutions in Calgary are reporting similar job posting numbers as in 2014, but with the slump in energy prices, the employer profiles have changed to other sectors
- The Town of Innisfail has awarded a contract of almost $500,000 to Apollo Landscaping of Red Deer for landscape work around the Napolean Meadows subdivision
- Bilton Welding and Manufacturing is making plans to ship two 190-ft. pressure vessels to the Rimbey Gas Plant in June 2015. The vessels require up to 20 employees during construction and specialized equipment for loading and transportation.
- The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are jointly funding a $17.6M affordable housing complex for seniors in Innisfail. The facility will consist of a 60-unit lodge and a minimum of 30 units of self-contained apartments.
- The City of Lloydminster has awarded contracts to Double D Bobcat Services and Contracting Ltd, as well as Pioneer Landscaping, to recycle concrete and woodchips, respectively
- Boutique La Vie en Rose plans to expand Bikini Village stores across Western Canada with up to 75 new locations by the end of 2016, pending approval of the purchase of the insolvent swimwear retailer
- Service Alberta has issued a public warning to job seekers after fraudulent websites have appeared that offer non-existent jobs in Alberta's oil patch
- The Glen Allen Recreation Complex in Strathcona County is set to begin $14M in renovations in April 2015. The modernization project aims to convert the facility to year-round use.
- Ardrossan Family Centre, an out-of-school care service in Ardrossan, is closing on June 30, 2015. The care service is seeking a new space for operations due to demolition at its current location.
- The City of St. Albert has approved a mobile food vendor pilot project that will allow food trucks on public land within the city during the summer. Previously, food trucks have been restricted to private land.
- The Government of Alberta has announced plans to reduce services at the Calgary Young Offender Centre and close the Calgary Maintenance Enforcement Program. The move could affect 51 employees, according to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.
- The Edmonton Buddhist Research Institute has received funding for 106 supportive living spaces from the Government of Alberta. The funding provides for immediate construction of the new facility in Edmonton.
- CBC/Radio-Canada will cut 37 positions in Alberta as part of a national reduction of 240 jobs across all areas of operation. According to the company, while some affected employees may be reassigned to other positions, there will be job losses.
- Helen Ziegler and Associates, a healthcare recruitment specialist, is targeting Alberta nurses for employment opportunities in Saudi Arabia
- The City of Wetaskiwin is actively recruiting up to 16 additional volunteer and paid-on-call firefighters. The city provides pay for firefighting practices and fire responses services.
- Brookfield Residential, a property development company, is planning a townhouse complex and a condominium tower that will accommodate 2,100 residents in the Stadium LRT area of Edmonton
- The Bow Valley Job Resource Centre has found that employers face many of the same challenges as reported in 2005. Seasonal staffing shortages, employee retention, a shortage of affordable housing and a high cost of living are the main concerns.
- The Bow Valley Job Resource Centre is reporting a steady demand for employees in the Banff and Canmore areas. Food and beverage workers, as well as trades and labourer positions, are in demand.
- The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is seeking a by-law amendment from the Town of Banff that would allow mobile food trucks to operate on the hotel property. Food trucks are currently banned in Banff with the exception of special events.
- A recent report on the construction industry in Alberta, part of BuildForce Canada's 2015-2024 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast, shows that declining oil prices are slowing investment in new capital projects
- Iron Horse Energy Services, based in Dunmore, has reduced its workforce by 15%. The layoffs were attributed to a shortage of work due to declining oil prices.
- Sanjel Corporation, a global energy services provider, has announced suspension of its Medicine Hat operations effective March 31, 2015. The closure could affect up to 150 employees, but the company stated that several employees have been offered other positions within the organization.
- The Government of Alberta is funding a 200-bed seniors facility for Medicine Hat with a $6M grant. Masterpiece Retirement Residence is expected to start construction in the fall of 2015, with an opening planned for the fall of 2016.
- The Government of Alberta is investing $21.4M for seniors housing in Calgary. The Gilchrist Phase 2 lodge will supply 114 barrier-free units for low and moderate-income seniors who are functionally independent.
- Alberta Health Services will be adding six new emergency medical technicians in Medicine Hat effective April 1, 2015, to deal with increased ambulance call volumes in the region. Additional changes will boost the number of local EMS personnel to 36.
- The Unicorn Pub in downtown Calgary has reduced employee hours due to lower customer demand, partially attributed to the slumping price of oil and job losses in the city core
- The Town of Drayton Valley and other local municipalities are joining forces to create a Regional Tourism Authority with a proposed $350,000 budget. The plan is to have the project up and running by September 2015.
- The City of Edmonton is estimating that completion of the $32M Groat Road Bridge Construction Project could be delayed for up to a year following a recent structural failure
- Edmonton Tourism has estimated that the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships, recently held in Edmonton, generated between $6M and $10M in economic spin-offs for local hotels, restaurants and shopping
- The Government of Alberta will be hiring 70 firefighters for the Edson Wildfire Management Area by May 1, 2015, based at two camps in the region. The 14 fire towers in the area will be staffed and operational in April and May.
- Nexen Energy has announced the layoff of 340 employees in North America, with the majority at its Calgary office
- ConocoPhillips is cutting seven percent of its staff in Canada, about 200 jobs, which will impact both Calgary employees and field staff
- Talisman Energy has announced a cut of 10 to 15% of its workforce at the Calgary head office, amounting to 150 to 200 employees
- The Best Western Plus Sawridge Suites, a new hotel and restaurant, is slated to open in Fort McMurray by May 2015
- The Government of Alberta has re-issued a tender call for the 100-bed Parsons Creek seniors continuing care facility in Fort McMurray. Previous bids for the project submitted in August 2014 were over budget.
- The Century Downs Racetrack and Casino development at Balzac, a $24-million joint venture project between Colorado-based Century Casinos and the United Horsemen of Alberta, is scheduled to open to the public for live horse racing by April 25, 2015
- The Hinton Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Hinton are partnering with Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour to assist newcomers with job searches and resume skills through a new initiative, Hinton Works
- The Town of Innisfail has started construction on a new $500,000 waste transfer site. The project is expected to be complete by the end of September 2015.
- Twenty-five auxiliary nursing care employees at the Raymond Health Centre have joined the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, following a worksite vote on March 13, 2015. The location was the last auxiliary nursing care site in Alberta that did not have union representation.
- Spice Hut, a restaurant franchise specializing in Indian cuisine, has opened in downtown Lloydminster. The kitchen space that serves the restaurant also serves food to the bar at the Good Knight Inn.
- The Government of Alberta is partnering with Bow Valley College in Calgary and NorQuest College in Edmonton to host the Alberta Aboriginal Construction Career Centre program. They will deliver training and job coaching focusing on construction trades.
- The Blood First Nation recently announced the construction of the $5.7M Kainai Food Market, a grocery store in Stand Off. The supermarket is scheduled to open in November 2016 and employ at least 12 band members.
- Sanjel Corporation, a global energy services provider, has announced the closure of its Brooks operations effective March 31, 2015. The company did not disclose the number of affected employees.
- Pacer Promec Energy Corporation, a Calgary-based general contractor specializing in heavy industrial projects, has entered receivership as of March 10, 2015. The number of affected employees is unknown at this time.
- The Region VI Métis Nation of Alberta and NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services Ltd. have signed an agreement that will include training and employment opportunities for local Métis
- Telus is spending $9.2M to connect 90% of the homes and businesses in the Taber area to fiber optic networks during 2015
- The Woodlands Whitecourt Airport has announced direct, scheduled flights between Whitecourt and Calgary International Airport. The air carrier and route schedules have not been announced.
- First Air, an Ottawa-based airline, is adding three more weekly flights between Edmonton and Yellowknife starting June 1, 2015. The expansion brings the total to nine flights per week between the two cities.
- Alberta Health Services has announced that, effective July 1, 2015, it plans to establish 8 to 10 operational health districts around the province to improve rural service delivery. Each district will have a leadership team and an advisory committee.
- The Alberta Wheat Commission and funding partners are spending $2.2M over four years for research and development projects targeting winter wheat production in southern Alberta
- The World Heavy Oil Congress is slated to run in Edmonton from March 24 to 26, 2015. The meeting is expected to draw 1,000 delegates from over 20 countries, with representation from 60 different companies.
- The Government of Alberta has announced funding for 311 new restorative beds to help seniors recover after a hospital stay, 186 in Calgary and 125 in Edmonton. The province is also committing $50M towards emergency room renovations at five hospitals.
- The Victory Silica Plant near Medicine Hat has fallen behind on production in 2014, partly due to staff turnover, but anticipates reaching its targets by the end of 2015. The company expects that demand for fracking sand will rebound.
- The Government of Canada has recently announced $45.7M for improvements to 4 Wing Cold Lake. The money will be used to construct a new military health service centre, modernize base housing and repair the airfield.
- Millar Western Forest Products, a lumber company with several manufacturing plants in Alberta, is reporting a surge in job seekers and industry growth due to new markets and a recovering US economy
- Enbridge has announced changes to the Athabasca Twin Project and the Wood Buffalo Extension Project pipelines that will reduce capital costs. The company expects to spend $5.6B by 2017 to connect 11 oil sands projects to hubs.
- The Government of Alberta has announced an additional $400M in infrastructure funding for municipalities, raising the 2014 Municipal Sustainability Initiative to $1.6B
- Alberta Health Services is laying off 23 nurses at the Peter Lougheed Centre, a hospital in Calgary. The health authority is converting 26 surgical beds to 32 sub-acute spaces on March 16, 2015.
- Designer Shoe Warehouse, a U.S. discount retailer, is opening its first Edmonton location at West Edmonton Mall on April 10, 2015. Two additional locations will open in Calgary during the spring of 2015.
- Escents, a Vancouver-based aromatherapy retailer, has opened its first Alberta store in Edmonton. Two locations in Calgary are expected to open on May 1st, and July 1st, 2015.
- The Gateway Association, a non-profit organization that supports people with disabilities in Edmonton, has released the We Belong smartphone software on iTunes and Google Play. The app points users to nearby employers that hire people with disabilities.
- The City of Airdrie will be spending an additional $2.3M over budget to build a full-size fire hall. The building will be shared with Alberta Health Services for an ambulance station.
- The Town of Redcliff will have a family doctor in the community effective April 1, 2015, after several years without a physician. Employees have been hired for the medical office and renovations to the facility are nearing completion. The town physician recruitment and retention committee is seeking additional doctors for the community.
- The Montana First Nation and Landmark Industrial Services have joined forces to open a metal fabrication shop and training facility at Maskwacis, with assistance from the Government of Alberta
- The Canmore Community Housing Corporation is moving forward with the $3.2M construction of 16 affordable housing units in Three Sisters. The building is slated for occupancy by the spring of 2016.
- The Northern Lights School Division is establishing Alberta's first service rig training centre for high school students with a $1.5M contribution from the Government of Canada. Ensign Energy Services has donated a rig to the centre.
- Total E&P Canada has decided to halt amendments requested for the development of the Joslyn oil sands site near Fort McMurray due to energy market conditions. The company was unable to say if the action would affect any Calgary-based employees.
- The Bouchier Group, a construction and maintenance company based in Fort McKay, laid off nine employees from the head office, as well as some seasonal workers, earlier than usual in response to reduced work in the energy sector
- Alberta¿s Industrial Heartland is seeking up to 5,000 workers for projects in the energy, transportation and industrial construction sectors. An industrial job fair was held on March 10, 2015 in Fort Saskatchewan to showcase career opportunities.
- Manpower Inc. is projecting a weak employment outlook for the mining sector, which includes some oil sands firms, in Western Canada for the second quarter of 2015
- The Red Bull Crashed Ice Downhill World Championship 2015 is in Edmonton March 12 to 14, 2015. Construction of the race track required 12,000 hours of work. The event requires a television production crew of 60, and 50 other employees for production.
- The City of Calgary has 700 vacant positions which are under review as the administration seeks cost-saving measures. Some positions have been vacant for six months or more.
- Alberta Health Services is closing a mental health program at Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary. Three employees will be laid off, but they will be offered other positions according to Alberta Health Services.
- The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Grande Prairie is scheduled for opening in September 2015. Displays for the museum, which has a yearly $1.5M operating budget, are currently in the production phase.
- Lamborghini Calgary is moving from a temporary downtown location to a new site on May 1, 2015 at the Meadows Mile project. The dealership will be the first in Canada to offer the Koenigsegg Regera, a $2M sports car.
- A new 7-Eleven convenience store opened in downtown High River on March 7, 2015
- Husky Energy released approximately 1,000 tradespeople with Saipem Canada from the Husky Sunrise Energy oil sands project near Fort McMurray on March 11, 2015. Husky stated that construction at the site is complete.
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