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Outlook & Prospects for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians in Edmonton 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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians (NOC 2241) in the Edmonton region. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected as a result of workers retiring or leaving this occupation. However, this will be offset by weaker than average employment growth, as well as a proportionately larger number of unemployed workers with experience in this occupation that may compete for available jobs.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Edmonton region was 39 years and 12% of workers were 55 years old and older.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2014
- 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.
- MCL Waste Systems is planning a $22M waste processing and recycling facility for Drayton Valley. The project, which has already received $10M from the Alberta carbon tax fund, plans to produce a pelleted end product that can be used for energy production.
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