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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 Oct 06 - Oct 10, 2014
- MacEwan University in Edmonton has announced that it will offer full-credit for college courses, easing the transition for students who want to transfer into a university degree program
- Triple Five Group, owners of West Edmonton Mall, are planning a major expansion to the facility that will add new retail space and additional parking stalls and will connect to the proposed light rail transit line
- The Edmonton Arena District Joint Venture is building a new Delta hotel in the downtown core, with 362 rooms and 200 luxury condos; scheduled for completion by early 2018
- Burrow, an Edmonton-based coffee shop, has opened underground in the pedway at the Central Light Rail Transit Station. Unused commercial bays remain available throughout the transit system for similar future developments.
- Dow Canada has given $1.05M to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton to support campus expansion and the power engineering technology program
- The City of Edmonton has announced that the opening of the Metro LRT line will be delayed until at least February 2015, due to technical issues with signals. The line was originally scheduled for completion in the summer of 2014.
- The City of St. Albert is moving ahead with plans for a high technology neighbourhood that will incorporate cutting-edge data technology in a mix of residential, commercial and industrial buildings
- The Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch, a treatment centre for abused children and their families, has opened in Strathcona County
- Pembina Pipeline is spending $350M to build the first phase of the Canadian Diluent Hub, a condensate and diluent terminal near Fort Saskatchewan
- ATCO Energy Solutions and Petrogas Energy are developing four salt caverns for hydrocarbon storage near Fort Saskatchewan. The existing Petrogas hydrocarbon truck and rail terminal is expanding to accommodate the new storage initiative.
- Canexus Corporation has started shipping crude oil after completing work on its expanded oil-by-rail terminal near Bruderheim, with plans to increase to 14-unit trains per week
- Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015 on 230-units in the old Charles Camsell Hospital building in Edmonton, following remediation work to remove asbestos from the structure
- The Government of Alberta has established a wildfire base in Lodgepole to assist Drayton Valley and Brazeau County Fire Services. The facility will also function as a helicopter fuel depot in the off season.
- EPCOR Water Services and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies are partnering to build a facility to recover nutrients from wastewater and produce an eco-friendly slow release fertilizer
- Strathcona County has approved rezoning of a parcel of land that will see an auto-body repair and paint shop under development by the Trans America Group
- The Hog's Head Brewing Company in St. Albert has added a restaurant, the Hog's Head Tap Room, to their headquarters operations
- The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and NorQuest College have announced the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation Hospitality Institute, a hands-on training centre for the hospitality industry
- Edgar Development Corporation has broken ground on The Hendrix, a $68M townhouse and apartment complex in Edmonton
- The City of Edmonton has approved a proposed six-storey, mixed-use development for the Old Strathcona neighbourhood
- The City of Fort Saskatchewan is contributing $1.16M towards the $3.5M park-and-ride transit hub at the Dow Centennial Centre. Construction is planned to begin in the spring and be completed by August 2015.
- Blackgold Broadcasting will be hiring a full news staff, securing studio space and installing infrastructure to support an FM broadcast station in Stony Plain
- Hotel construction in downtown Edmonton is ramping up with a Hyatt Place hotel scheduled for completion in September 2015, and another unnamed hotel planned by the Katz Group and WAM Developments adjacent to the Rogers Place arena
- The North West Redwater Partnership is providing a bus service to the construction site of the Sturgeon refinery, located northeast of Edmonton, for its 800 employees. The company expects an additional 5,000 workers during peak construction next year.
- The City of Leduc has approved a $4.5M development of the North Telford Recreational Lands, with work scheduled to begin in late 2014
- Expedition Rentals, a commercial all-terrain vehicle rental business, has purchased its own property and expanded to a new site in Sherwood Park to meet the growing demand from oilfield companies
- 20 VIC Management is starting a $130M renovation of Londonderry Mall in Edmonton that will bring new retailers and dining options to the site. The project is expected to be complete in 2017.
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