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Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians  (NOC 2241)
Edmonton Region
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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.

Information on the 3-Year Employment Outlooks for certain occupational groupings is not currently available on Job Bank. Until the completion of the analysis based on the 2011 National Occupational Classification is complete in December 2016, please consult the Open Data website or contact the Labour Market Information Division ( NC-LMI-IMT-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca ) to obtain further information for occupations for which outlooks are not currently available.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians in Edmonton Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Edmonton Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 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 high levels of unemployment.

Here are some key facts about Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 1,040 people work in this occupation.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 16%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 14%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 10%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 10%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 7%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 20% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 68% compared to 67% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 12% compared to 17% for all occupations

Local Labour Market News

Week of Feb 22 - Feb 26, 2016 Week of Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2014 Week of Dec 09 - Dec 13, 2013
  • 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.
Week of Dec 02 - Dec 06, 2013
  • 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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