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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 Sep 15 - Sep 19, 2014
- 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.
- Shepherd's Care Foundation has issued layoff notices to 157 staff across five Edmonton area long-term care homes, effective October 2, 2014. The work is being contracted out to a third-party service provider.
- Site Selection magazine recently named Alberta's Industrial Heartland, near Edmonton, as one of the top ten economic development groups and one of the world's best locations for oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical investment
- The Canada 55+ Games, recently held in Strathcona County, attracted participants from around the country and contributed an estimated $5M to the local economy
- Goodwill Industries of Alberta is opening a new centre in Sherwood Park that will feature a thrift store, a drive-through for donation drop-off and a career development centre for persons with disabilities
- Brazeau County has released the 2014 Business Visitation Report detailing industry specific labour demands, labour supply access and skills alignment in the region
- The City of Fort Saskatchewan, through the Economic Development team, is inviting residents to participate in a retail analysis that will identify retail gaps in the city
- Nova Hotels recently purchased the Edmonton Ramada Hotel and Convention Centre, with future plans to revitalize the facility
- The recent ITU World Triathlon in Edmonton is estimated to have attracted over 10,000 visitors while injecting more than $20M into the local economy
- The Town of Drayton Valley has contracted with Independent Traffic Services to provide automated traffic enforcement, initially focusing on speed enforcement
- Williams Energy Canada is building a propane dehydrogenation plant in Strathcona County, with the construction phase expected to generate 1,000 jobs between 2015 and 2018. The facility will have approximately 100 full-time employees once operational.
- Leduc Transit is expanding service between Leduc and Edmonton, extending the service to additional areas of Nisku while also adding three intra-municipal routes, including service to Edmonton International Airport
- The City of Edmonton has approved the $200M development of two condominium towers, named The Yorkton, in the Chinatown district east of downtown
- WAM Development Group and the Katz Group recently announced development of a 62-storey building for the Edmonton Arena District, which will include the new home for Stantec and 320 residential units
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