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Outlook & Prospects for Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing in Edmonton Region
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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 Dec 08 - Dec 12, 2014
- Capital Power recently announced that construction will start in mid-2015 on the Genesee 4 and 5 electrical generating stations just west of Edmonton. The plants are expected to be operational in 2018.
- The City of Edmonton plans to start construction in 2015 on a $196M transit garage that will provide space for 700 drivers. The city has also budgeted $5.1M for staff amenities including space for a daycare and food services. Construction of the project is expected to last for up to three years.
- The City of Edmonton has recently approved $1.6M to operate late night bus service on five city routes starting in September 2015
- Tavern 1903, a restaurant which opened in downtown Edmonton in 2013, is closing its doors over a tenancy dispute. The owners did not release any information on the affected staff but are attempting to find them other restaurant employment.
- The City of Edmonton has approved a $61.5M project to redevelop the Stanley A. Milner Library in downtown Edmonton, with $10M of the cost coming from fundraising. The proposed timeline calls for construction to start in 2016 and be completed by the winter of 2018.
- Cape Construction is planning a hotel, a lifestyle mall, a grocery store and apartment spaces for 600 residents at Bellevue Village in St. Albert. The company does not currently have construction timelines.
- The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton has launched a $100M fundraising campaign for the Centre for Applied Technologies, student bursaries, equipment and applied research
- The Edmonton Police Service is actively recruiting from Edmonton's African communities in an attempt to increase diversity among its members
- Elk Island Catholic Schools is planning to build a new school near the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan. The school district is expecting to start construction in November 2015.
- The City of Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department is seeking increased funding for firefighter hours in response to service demands. The department, composed of 51 part-time firefighters, has experienced a 22% yearly increase in call volumes.
- The Telus World of Science is planning to spend $40M on a major expansion to the facility, with a recent $12M commitment from the City of Edmonton
- The City of Edmonton has approved $3.75M for the expansion of the Winspear Centre, to include a performance theatre with a childcare centre and other cultural space
- The City of St. Albert has exhausted its snow clearing budget after a recent heavy snowfall. The city has hired 21 contractors, with an additional 12 contractors planned for residential road work.
- Loblaw Companies Ltd. is opening a Loblaws City Market in the Edmonton Brewery District, but the company did not disclose further details. The new outlet is an urban-format store concept with organic produce aimed at food enthusiasts.
- The University of Alberta, along with government and industry partners, has established a $15M laboratory to discover new techniques for hydrocarbon recovery. The facility will employ technicians, graduate students and research associates.
- The Strathcona Community Hospital has been increasing services and adding staff since its opening on May 21, 2014. A dermatology clinic is scheduled to open in the near future, while clinic hours are being expanded for some services due to high patient demand.
- Telus is planning to upgrade its service levels throughout Strathcona County and improve wireless coverage by adding antenna sites in the rural areas
- Callidus Developments is planning to start construction on two residential towers near MacEwan University in downtown Edmonton, beginning in the summer of 2015. The $400M project will create 1,300 rental and condominium units and is expected to be complete in five to seven years.
- Cofely Fabricom is opening a storage tank and module fabrication plant in Fort Saskatchewan in February 2015. The first phase of the project is expected to create 250 jobs, including tradespersons, project managers and administrative positions.
- Champion Petfoods recently announced plans for a $5.9M Research and Innovation Centre adjacent to their main production facility in Morinville. The centre, which will develop new dog and cat foods, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2015.
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