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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)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing (NOC 9411) 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 strong.
- A small number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2015
- Winston Collective, a firm that works with high-end retailers to expand operations in Canada and the US, is reporting an increased interest in the Calgary and Edmonton luxury retail markets. The West Edmonton Mall, Calgary's The CORE downtown shopping area and Chinook Centre are among the top 10 retail locations in Canada.
- The Town of Devon is counting on $11M in funding from the Province of Alberta to move forward with construction of a new waste-water treatment plant. The project is expected to start in November 2015 and be complete by 2018.
- The former site of the Norwood Foundry in Edmonton is set to become the home for a medical clinic, an animal hospital and a pharmacy. The development will also have ground floor retail space and 15 condominium units.
- Strathcona County is hiring operational staff for the Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion as the site construction is scheduled for completion by the end of August 2015. The county also has other construction and renovation projects in progress.
- The City of Spruce Grove has approved plans for the fourth and final phase of the Tri Leisure Village development. Construction is scheduled for completion by early 2017.
- The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, a polytechnic institute based in Edmonton, is planning to establish a satellite site in Spruce Grove. A facility scheduled to open in 2016 would include simulation equipment for crane and hoisting education.
- The North Saskatchewan River will require dredging as part of the Walterdale Bridge construction in Edmonton. Crews are scheduled to start work on the dredging in mid-August 2015.
- Champion Petfoods is nearing completion of its $5.9M BAFRINO Research and Innovation Centre in Morinville. The facility will bring together 10 staff with specialties in food science, food safety, innovation, and technology.
- Cape Construction has recently released details for a mixed-use development called Bellevue Village, in St. Albert. The site is slated for apartment buildings, a lifestyle mall, restaurants, grocery store and a hotel.
- The City of Edmonton has started construction on the Blatchford development, at the site of the former municipal airport. The development plan calls for community gardens and energy-efficient green buildings.
- Bri-Chem, an international supplier of drilling fluids, has announced that they have trimmed their staff level from 123 at the end of 2014, to 86 employees as of June 30, 2015. The company also reported lower revenues due to reduced oil field activity.
- Brock White Canada, a major supplier of construction materials in western Canada, has been announced as the first tenant in the Henday Industrial Park in Edmonton. The new facility will have a warehouse and office space for the company's 47 employees.
- Hillberg & Berk, a luxury jewelry store based in Regina, has recently opened a store at the West Edmonton Mall
- WestJet has announced a new non-stop service between Edmonton and Nanaimo, BC, starting December 15, 2015. The airline also announced it is expanding its service frequency to some other western Canadian destinations.
- The Leduc/Nisku Economic Development Association estimates that 5,000 jobs have been lost in the area since January 2015. The association estimates that the losses amount to one-third of the local workforce.
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