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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 May 11 - May 15, 2015
- Rogers Media has cut 110 positions from its conventional television operations across Canada. Shows in Edmonton are affected, as are operations in Calgary.
- The City of Spruce Grove is working towards a bylaw amendment that would allow food trucks to operate within five districts of the city. A recent municipal survey of residents and businesses found majority support for food trucks.
- RBC Dominion Securities has announced that it will be a major tenant of Edmonton Tower in the downtown Arena district. The building is scheduled to open in 2016, with RBC occupying space by 2018.
- The Aecon Group has been awarded a $109M contract for additional work on the North West Redwater Partnership refinery in Sturgeon County. The work is expected to start in the second quarter of 2015, with completion by the third quarter of 2016.
- The City of Fort Saskatchewan has approved $800,000 in funding for upgrades to the heating and cooling systems at the Dow Centennial Centre. The work is scheduled for completion during the summer of 2015.
- First Presbyterian Church in downtown Edmonton has started a five-year restoration project following designation as a historic structure
- Edmonton-based Braden-Burrey Expediting has opened a new air and multimodal cargo facility near the Edmonton International Airport. The company handles freight for 10 airlines in the city, as well as logistics and supply-chain functions.
- The Chvrch of John, a new 200-patron restaurant and art bar, is scheduled to open in downtown Edmonton by September 2015. The Artery, another venue that recently closed, will be relocating pending approval from the city.
- The historic Buena Vista apartment block in Edmonton is scheduled for demolition following approval from city council for rezoning. Edgar Development Corp. is planning a 240-unit rental apartment on the site.
- Essentra PLC, a U.K.-based global supplier of specialty packaging products for the oil and gas industry and other sectors, has opened a new distribution centre in Leduc. The facility serves two Essentra business lines involved with drilling and manufacturing.
- The City of Leduc is starting its annual census on April 28, 2015. The city is offering an online option for the census, but enumerators will also be working to visit households from May 25 to June 30, 2015.
- Three Future Shop stores in the Edmonton region have reopened under the Best Buy banner, following a Canada-wide shutdown in March 2015. The new stores have retained some local staff, but also hired new employees.
- Auctioneer Ritchie Bros. recently held Canada's largest ever heavy equipment auction in Nisku. The auction attracted over 11,000 bidders from 50 countries.
- Camex Equipment Sales and Rentals in Nisku are building a new sales and service centre, despite recent staff reductions and a slowdown in the energy sector. The company expects new business opportunities to arise from reduced capital expenditures by the energy sector.
- Krawford Construction is scheduled to start work on a $9.38M renovation project at St. John Paul II Catholic Schools in Stony Plain. The expansion, consisting of new classrooms and a gym, is expected to be complete by the fall of 2015.
- Absolute Completion Technologies, a Calgary-based manufacturer, has recently launched an automated robotics and production cell at its Edmonton facility. Robots complete the work of five employees and reduce manufacturing times by up to 50%.
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