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Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews  (NOC 7217)
Camrose--Drumheller Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

This unit group includes excavating, grading, paving, drilling and blasting contractors who own and operate their own business. This unit group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: <i>Crane Operators</i> (7371), <i>Drillers and Blasters &ndash; Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction</i> (7372), <i>Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane)</i> (7421), <i>Longshore Workers</i> (7451), <i>Material Handlers</i> (7452), <i>Public Works Maintenance Equipment Operators</i> (7422), <i>Railway Track Maintenance Workers</i> (7432) and <i>Water Well Drillers</i> (7373). They are employed in a wide range of establishments; places of employment are indicated in the above unit group descriptions.

excavating contractor, foreman/woman, demolition, foreman/woman, drilling and blasting – construction, foreman/woman, logging road construction, foreman/woman, railway gang, foreman/woman, railway track maintenance, paving contractor, pipeline construction supervisor, road maintenance foreman/woman, section foreman/woman, railway, supervisor, heavy equipment operators, supervisor, oil field construction, supervisor, water well drilling, track foreman/woman – railway.

Contractors and supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate cranes and construction, paving, drilling, railway maintenance and other similar heavy equipment
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other project supervisors or managers
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity
  • Train or arrange for training of workers
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • Prepare production and other reports
  • May manage the operations of own company
  • May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Camrose, Lloydminster, Drumheller, Hanna, Killam, Lamont, Provost, Stettler, Strathmore, Three Hills, Tofield, Two Hills, Vegreville, Vermilion, Viking, Vulcan, Wainwright

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Outlook & Prospects for Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews in Camrose--Drumheller 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.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Alberta.

questionUndetermined : UndeterminedLimited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews in Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Alberta Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22

For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be good for Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews (NOC 7217) in Alberta. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected in this occupation as a result of workers retiring. In addition, there should be proportionately fewer unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs.

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Alberta was 43 years and 17% of workers were 55 years old and older. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, approximately 10,300 people worked in this occupation in 2013.

Table on the employment potential for Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews in Camrose--Drumheller Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Calgary Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Camrose--Drumheller Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Edmonton Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Red Deer Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014 Week of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014 Week of Jul 28 - Aug 01, 2014 Week of Jul 21 - Jul 25, 2014
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