Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (NOC 2241) in the Edmonton 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.
Here are some key facts about Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians in the Edmonton region:
- Approximately 1,640 people work in this occupation.
- Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 18%
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 13%
- Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
- Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 8%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 20% compared to 15% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 67% compared to 67% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 13% compared to 17% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 22 - Feb 26, 2016
- The Paul First Nation and Focus Equities are joining together to build and operate a $1B natural gas-fired power plant, called the Great Spirit Power Project, located east of Edmonton
- Capital Power Corp. and Enmax Corp. are partnering to construct a two-unit gas-fired power plant west of Edmonton. The Genesee 4 and 5 facility is expected to be completed by 2020 to meet a growing electricity demand, and to replace recently decommissioned coal-fired plants.
- Forge Hydrocarbons is installing a bio-refining plant in cooperation with the City of Edmonton. The facility, to be operational within a few months, will turn liquid waste into chemical solvents or fuels.
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