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Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews  (NOC 7217)
Camrose--Drumheller Region
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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.

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Table on the employment potential for Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews in Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Alberta Fair   (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

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 Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Calgary Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Camrose--Drumheller Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Edmonton Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Red Deer Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?

According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 31% of workers in this occupation were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 17%.

What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?

According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 98% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 84% for all occupations.

What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?

According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 4% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 46% for all occupations.

What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?

This occupation (Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews) is part of a larger group called Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers (NOC 721). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), the unionization rate for this group was 28%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 23%.

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

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