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Outlook & Prospects for Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing 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 Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing (NOC 9411) in the Edmonton region. Compared to all other occupations, there should be proportionately more unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs. However, this will be offset by the fact that both employment growth and the proportion of retiring workers in this occupation should be similar to that of other occupations.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Edmonton region was 37 years.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2015
- WestJet Encore has announced the start of daily, non-stop service to Kamloops, BC, effective February 15, 2015
- Fort Mall, scheduled to open May 1, 2015 in Fort Saskatchewan, is nearing completion following an additional $2M injection to the renovation budget. A residential condominium building and a seniors residence are being added to the development.
- Alberta Education has announced four new public schools and two new Catholic schools in Edmonton, to be built as full-sized, rather than starter schools. The schools are expected to be open in September 2016.
- The Black Dirt Company has received approval from Parkland County to develop a clay pit north of Stony Plain. The company plans to mine the site in 10-acre parcels over a seven-year lifespan.
- Endress+Hauser Canada, which specializes in services for industrial process engineering, is building a $10M Regional Customer Support Centre in Edmonton. The centre will have approximately 50 employees upon completion in the fall of 2015.
- Air Canada has announced that it is cutting the frequency of flights between Edmonton and London, England, starting in May 2015, because of weakness in advance bookings
- Burnco Rock Products has been granted a development permit for a gravel pit in Parkland County that has an estimated lifespan of 25 years
- The Town of Morinville is planning to start construction on a new Community Cultural Centre later in 2015, following a recent decision on the site selection. The site is large enough to also accommodate several schools and adjacent commercial development.
- The Government of Canada has made a $2.98M investment towards the establishment of the Metabolomics Technology Demonstration Centre at the University of Alberta
- Simons, a leading Canadian fashion retailer, is opening a second store in Edmonton as the anchor tenant at Londonderry Mall. Construction is to begin immediately, with the store opening in 2017.
- Cineplex Entertainment has announced a premium movie theatre complex for the downtown arena district in Edmonton. The theatre is scheduled to open in 2018.
- Cineplex Entertainment is opening the Rec Room, a venue for live entertainment along with a bar and restaurant, in late 2015 at South Edmonton Common. Cineplex expects the complex to lead to further expansion at the site.
- Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association is projecting that value-added energy manufacturing companies in the region are positioned to weather the decline in energy prices with current projects underway. Petrochemical plants involved in manufacturing are expected to pay less for natural gas feedstocks, with increased emphasis on natural gas and natural gas liquids.
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