Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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|
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%.
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).
- August 2016 | (PDF, 218 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 510 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 234 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 228 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 214 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 248 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 541 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 591 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 591 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 607KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016
- The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has removed restrictions on rebuilding in Fort McMurray's Waterways neighbourhood. More than half of the properties destroyed during the May fires were located in a flood hazard zone.
- Edson Town Council approved borrowing approximately $10.3M to help fund a $17.6M waste water treatment plant upgrade
- Ice Castles LLC will construct a winter wonderland in Edmonton's Hawrelak Park, in partnership with the City of Edmonton and the Silver Skate Festival
- Alberta Health Services and the Newell Foundation are partnering to build 34 long-term care and dementia spaces as well as 40 lodge spaces for seniors in Bassano
- The Town of Westlock is spending approximately $204,000 to repair infrastructure damaged by summer flooding. The town also received 77 applications from residents who experienced property damage from floods.
- Medicine Hat School District No. 76 held a sod turning ceremony for Dr. Ken Sauer School on October 7, 2016. The new school is scheduled to open in September 2017.
- SemCAMS reached an agreement with NuVista Energy to build a new sour gas processing plant near Grande Prairie, at an estimated cost of up to $350M. Construction is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2017 and will be completed by 2019.
- Calgary Board of Education is grappling with 2,162 new students and a shortage of classroom space due to construction delays. Seven new schools which were scheduled to open in September 2016 have been pushed back by three months to a full year.
Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016
- LSM Lee's Sheet Metal in Grande Prairie added plumbing and prime mechanical contracting to its services for residential, commercial and industrial customers
- The Government of Alberta is allocating over $7.6B towards capital projects in the current budget year. The capital plan is expected to create 8,000 jobs in 2016, 12,000 in 2017, and 10,000 in 2018.
- Habitat for Humanity and the Carter Work Project are building 76 new affordable homes in Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton. The Government of Alberta is providing $4.1M for the $26M project.
- Alberta Health Services, Hythe and District Pioneer Homes, Connecting Care, and the Village of Hythe have broken ground on Pioneer Place, an $11.4M seniors facility in Hythe. The project is slated for completion in October 2017.
- The Municipal District of Bonnyville awarded a $1.6M contract for gravel to JMB Crushing for the winter haul
Week of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016
- Century Casinos is building a $50M horse racing facility, Century Mile, in Leduc County. Construction is slated to start in spring 2017, with racing scheduled in fall 2018.
- White Swan Environmental is planning an expansion of its oil sands waste facility near Atmore, pending approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator. The work is expected to start in late September and should be complete in November 2016.
- Three capital projects in the Fort McMurray are either delayed or on hold partly due to the wildfires in May 2016. The Conklin Multiplex project, originally slated for completion in fall 2018, is one of the projects being pushed back.
- Pembina Pipeline Corporation started construction on a new office building in Grande Prairie. The new building is expected to be completed by fall 2017.
Week of Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2016
- Alberta Transportation signed an agreement with Mountain View Partners to design, build, partially finance and operate the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project. The project will cost $1.42B and will be paid over 35 years.
- According to Statistics Canada, Alberta homeowners spent $1.56B on renovation in the second quarter of 2016, compared to $1.53B spent in the first quarter of this year
- Work has started on the $80M QEII/Gaetz Avenue interchange improvement project in Red Deer. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2018.
- Westlock County awarded a $513,300 construction contract to E&D Kuzyk Konstruction Ltd. to build a new fire hall in Fawcett. The project is slated for completion in September 2017.
- United Construction is set to start work on the new K-12 Ashmont School. The school is scheduled to open in September 2018.
- The City of Edmonton approved a zoning change that would allow construction of the $63M Artist Quarters in downtown Edmonton
- Big Lakes County approved the construction of a $1.2M waterline to Triangle Hall from Riverbend, south of High Prairie
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