Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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.
Information on the 3-Year Employment Outlooks for certain occupational groupings is not currently available on Job Bank. Until the completion of the analysis based on the 2011 National Occupational Classification is complete in December 2016, please consult the Open Data website or contact the Labour Market Information Division ( NC-LMI-IMT-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca ) to obtain further information for occupations for which outlooks are not currently available.
Local Employment Potential Information
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No employment outlook has been assigned to Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing (NOC 9411) in the Edmonton region due to low levels of employment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016
- Redevelopment of Edmonton's Misericordia Hospital has been completed, after a major flood damaged parts of the hospital in 2013. The renovated hospital includes a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as well as an expanded mental health unit.
- A $107M flood-mitigation project in Edmonton is moving ahead following financial commitments from the Government of Canada, the Province of Alberta and the City of Edmonton. Construction of the project could start as early as fall 2017.
- The Edmonton Economic Development Corp. is receiving $3M in combined federal-provincial funding to attract foreign businesses to the region. The money will be used to develop market research and create digital and print materials.
- The Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre in the Edmonton International Airport launched the $3.5M Airbus Helicopter Level 7 Flight Training Device. The high-tech helicopter simulator allows pilots to earn flying credits while using it.
- The Salvation Army recently opened a new employment centre in its Addictions and Residential Services building in downtown Edmonton. The centre will help people facing chronic unemployment to find work.
- The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association has signed a two-year extension with Northlands to keep the Canadian Finals Rodeo and FarmFair International in Edmonton until 2018. Northlands estimates that the two events bring a combined $50M in spending.
- Horse Racing Alberta and Northlands have reached an agreement that will see horse racing continue at Northlands Park Racetrack in Edmonton through 2017 and into June 2018. A new racing facility is scheduled to open in the Edmonton area in July 2018.
- Strathcona County is moving forward with plans for a new regional multi-purpose agricultural facility at a projected cost of $20M
- According to the City of Fort Saskatchewan, commercial development has been steady in the city this year but low oil and commodity prices are making it difficult to attract new businesses. The impact has been greatest for services supply companies.
- The Saipem Canada fabrication facility has reduced its staffing levels in Edmonton, from 400 in fall 2015 to approximately 50. The plant currently has no ongoing projects, but according to company officials, there are no plans to close the facility.
- The Hyatt Place Edmonton, a $55M hotel, recently opened in downtown Edmonton. The hotel will employ 68 staff.
- The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology recently opened its new Centre for Applied Technology in Edmonton. More than 5,000 students can train in the building daily, allowing for a 50% increase in enrolment in some programs.
- The Sears outlet store in Edmonton's Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre is closing on December 24. The store employs 56 staff.
- The YMCA of Northern Alberta is permanently closing its downtown Edmonton housing facility by October 31, 2017. The facility currently provides housing for 120 residents.
- Edmonton City Centre Mall recently opened its new food court, under the first phase of the $41.3M renovation. More food outlets will open in phase two, which is expected to be completed in about eight months.
- Vancouver-based Leading Brands Inc. is selling its Edmonton bottling plant, with the deal scheduled for completion on February 1, 2017. The move was planned to coincide with the expiration of a co-pack agreement to produce drinks under contract.
- Cut and Run, Edmonton's first mobile barbershop, recently opened its doors in the city
- The Government of Alberta is providing $242M towards the renovation of Yellowhead Highway within the City of Edmonton. The provincial contribution will start in 2023.
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