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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.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Alberta||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews (NOC 7217) in Alberta.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment is expected to decline.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
In addition, due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year. Employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer
The current downturn in the provincial economy, caused by low oil prices, has reduced demand for this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews in Alberta:
- Approximately 10,650 people work in this occupation.
- Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 67%
- Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 13%
- 62% of Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews work all year, while 38% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations.
- 25% of Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews are self-employed compared to an average of 17% for all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 80% compared to 68% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 17% compared to 18% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: more than 95% for all occupations
- Women: less than 5%
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: 24% compared to 13% for all occupations
- High school diploma or equivalent: 32% compared to 26% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 23% compared to 12% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 16% compared to 25% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 7% for all occupations
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Calgary Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Camrose--Drumheller Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Edmonton Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Red Deer Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- March 2016 | (PDF, 228 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 214 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 | (PDF, 248 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 541 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 591 KB)
- June 2015 | (PDF, 591 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 607KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016
- Lawrence Meier Trucking Ltd, a Medicine Hat construction company, is reducing staff and selling off some equipment in its trucking, paving, and underground utility interests. The company did disclose any job numbers.
- The University of Lethbridge is receiving $248M over four years from the Government of Alberta for capital projects. Construction of the university's new science-oriented facility will take four years and create hundreds of jobs for local trades and sub-contractors.
- The Government of Alberta plans to spend almost $8.5B in 2016-17 to build and modernize key public infrastructure
- Trevcon Enterprises has been awarded a $12.4M contract to build the Rosevear Road bridge in Yellowhead County. Construction is scheduled for completion in August 2018.
- Rulam Contracting has been awarded a $2.5M contract for sewer and road work in the Hamlet of Evansburg. The work is expected to be finished by November 1, 2016.
- The Town of Bashaw has approved a capital budget of $3.9M for work on water and sewer lines, wastewater systems, and road paving
- Construction started on the Terrace Ridge condominium project in Grande Cache. Shamrock Building Services will renovate all 117 units in the complex at cost of approximately $3.3M.
- Construction started April 11, 2016 on the helipad at the Didsbury Hospital. The project is expected to be completed by late 2016.
- Sturgeon County has approved $335,000 in grants to a range of community groups for capital projects and programs
- Lac La Biche County awarded a $13.8M paving contract to Martushev Logging
- The Government of Alberta announced a $100M highway interchange construction project for Red Deer
- The Town of Drumheller has awarded $775,000 to NCA Aquatics for renovations to the Aquaplex pool. The work is expected to be complete in 2016.
- The $200M redevelopment of the derelict Charles Camsell Hospital in Edmonton is scheduled to start in the summer of 2016. The project managers have plans for 594 units of housing on the site.
- The City of Airdrie approved plans for a residential development by construction company Slokker-West Canada
- SilverBirch Hotels and Resorts started construction on a Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Calgary. The complex also includes a residential tower with ground-floor retail space.
- Athabasca County council voted to push back the construction start date for a Wandering River truck stop and card lock by another four years. Suncor Energy and k.A.R. Holdings had planned to start construction in 2016, but requested an extension to 2020.
- The Town of Innisfail has granted approval for two residential construction projects. An eight-unit condominium project and a 62-lot residential subdivision are in the works.
- The Government of Alberta has introduced legislation to implement the Seniors' Home Adaptation and Repair program. The bill would allow qualifying senior homeowners to finance essential home repairs and adaptations.
- Harmony Homes is building an 18-hole golf course, an arts and culture centre, and retail shops at its Springbank development near Cochrane
- Fortis LGS and BCM Developments have started work on two mixed-use buildings on the Station Pointe lands in Edmonton. The project is expected to be complete in approximately 15 months.
- Chandos Construction is working with Procura on extensive renovations to the Associated Engineering building in downtown Edmonton. The work on the renamed WSP Place is expected to be complete in December 2016.
- Construction has started on the $40M Masterpiece Southland Meadows seniors residence in Medicine Hat. The project is expected to create about 250 jobs during the construction phase. According to the owners, 150 permanent jobs will be created when the facility will open in late fall 2017.
- The Municipal District of Bonnyville rezoned a piece of land that will allow the development of a country residential subdivision. The proposed development contains 28 residential lots spaced out behind six commercial lots.
- The Government of Canada budgeted $65.9M for Jasper National Park to build a walking and biking trail, and $21.6M to pave highways through Wood Buffalo National Park
- The City of Edmonton started work on a $12.4M bridge rehabilitation project. The project is scheduled for completion by October 2016.
- The Vulcan Municipal Library is expecting to start renovations to its facility in late spring 2016
- Telus is investing $4.5B in telecommunications infrastructure in Alberta through to 2019. The company plans to spend $900M in 2016 to extend the fibre optic network.
- The City of Calgary is spending $4.5M to revitalize two streets in the Kensington district. The work is expected to be complete by November, 2016
- Span West Construction has broken ground on a condominium project in St. Paul. The development is expected to be complete in 2017.
- The City of Edmonton is dealing with derelict commercial properties by demolishing or remediating the structures. The city is tendering the work to private contractors and charging the costs back to the property owners' tax bills.
- Siksika Nation has started construction on an $11M business plaza. The project is scheduled to open on September 1, 2016.
- The Town of Claresholm is receiving $5.325M for stormwater management and flood mitigation projects from the Government of Alberta
- St. Paul & District Co-op is spending $18M to modernize and renovate its three facilities in St. Paul and Elk Point
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