Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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 – 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.
- 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.
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||(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.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Calgary Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Camrose--Drumheller Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Edmonton Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Red Deer Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- July 2014 | (PDF, 765 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 641 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 602 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 669 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 600 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 610 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 662 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 226 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 536 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 534 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 657 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 235 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 438 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 487 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 445 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 437 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 241 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 435 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 227 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014
- The Town of High River and the Government of Alberta have developed a long-term flood recovery plan for the area, with funding in place until September 2018
- Rental availability has increased in the Didsbury area as homeowners are choosing to rent their properties while they wait for house prices to recover from recent slumps in the market
- The Village of Dewberry is building a new community hall in the fall of 2014, with assistance from the Government of Alberta, through the Community Facility Enhancement Program
- Mountain View County council has approved a financing bylaw that will fund the construction phase of the Sundre seniors' lodge project
- Telus is planning to connect 90% of the homes and businesses to fiber-optic cable in the Town of Peace River, with completion expected before the winter of 2015
- Calgary home builders are expecting that 2014 will be the busiest construction year since the boom in 2006, even though there is a shortage of framing carpenters in the region
- Lethbridge City Council has approved an additional $55M to add a field house and fitness centre to the new leisure centre complex currently under construction
- The Government of Alberta is soliciting bids from developers for the Parsons Creek Continuing Care Facility project in Fort McMurray
- The Mikisew Cree First Nation and construction firm, Heavy North, have formed a limited partnership called Mikisew North, to pursue opportunities in the oil sands construction sector
- Cold Lake Lodge has received a combined $6.8M from the provincial and federal governements for renovations to 58 existing units and for the addition of 18 new units. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2015.
- AltaLink is upgrading the transmission line and building a new Johnson substation northwest of Didsbury, following recent approvals from the Alberta Utilities Commission
- The Village of Rockyford is spending $480,000 to upgrade and repair the infrastructure and electrical systems at its water treatment plant
- Ivanhoé Cambridge is spending over $60M to relocate and expand the food court at CrossIron Mills, located north of Calgary. Construction activity, which will result in additional retail space at the mall, is expected to start in January 2015.
- The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved the construction of two natural gas-fired electrical generating plants for the Genesee site located southwest of Stony Plain
- The Federal Government is providing funding of $241M for a new transit garage and a new fleet of natural gas buses in Calgary
- Delta Hotels and Resorts have announced a new 318-room hotel at the Calgary International Airport. The four-star hotel will include 17,000 sq.-ft. of meeting space and 6,000 sq.-ft. of ballroom space.
- Jasper House, a 36-storey condominium, will begin pre-sales this fall. Construction on the 240-unit luxury tower will start in late 2015.
- Sylvan Lake is launching a $40M residential development on its northeastern bank. The first phase includes 16 villa sites and nine estate homes.
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