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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|
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).
- June 2016 | (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 Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016
- Health Canada is granting $17.3M to upgrade health facilities in Alberta's Indigenous communities. Three communities will be the main recipients of the funds, including: Enoch Cree Nation, Saddle Lake Cree Nation and Little Red River Cree Nation.
- The provincial government is granting $33.5M towards the expansion of Ford Edmonton Park. The development is expected to create approximately 455 full-time jobs during the construction phase and 57 permanent park-related positions following completion.
- Honomobo, a container-housing developer, is constructing an 18-unit apartment in Edmonton's Boyle Street neighbourhood
- Construction of a new $200M shopping centre, New Horizon Mall, recently started near Balzac. The new mall will house more than 500 businesses, and is slated for completion in late 2017.
- The provincial government is investing $1.2B to renovate and expand affordable and seniors' housing over the next five years. As a result, Bonnyville's Bonnylodge will add 46 new units to its facility, while the Cold Lake Lodge will be replaced entirely.
Week of Jul 04 - Jul 08, 2016
Week of Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016
- The Government of Alberta is investing $14M in an affordable housing project in Edmonton. Construction is expected to be complete by the fall of 2017.
- Aeroterm started work on a $10M distribution warehouse at the Edmonton International Airport. Companies that will be tenants in the facility are expected to create at least 100 new jobs.
- Construction started on the $200M New Horizon Mall near Balzac. The project is expecting to attract more than 500 new businesses and open by late 2017.
- The Town of Okotoks approved a $15M expansion of the ice surface at Pason Centennial Arena. The new facility is expected to open January 1, 2018.
- Sturgeon County approved a $1.9M tender from Maple Reinders for construction of the Rivers Gate Lift Station
- The Government of Alberta is investing $1.6M for upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility in Canmore
- The Government of Alberta is providing $3.7M to the Town of Bassano for upgrades to its wastewater treatment facility
- The Government of Alberta is providing $243,750 to support upgrades to the wastewater treatment pump station in the Village of Vilna
- The Government of Alberta is providing $958,171 to the Town of Milk River for the development of a treated waterline from the town to the Village of Coutts and upgrades to the water-treatment plant
- The Government of Alberta is providing $683,027 to the Village of Hay Lakes for upgrades to its wastewater treatment facility
- The Government of Alberta is providing $506,402 to the Mountain View Regional Water Services Commission to upgrade the local water treatment facility
- The Government of Alberta is providing approximately $11.3M to the Town of Devon for a staged replacement of its wastewater treatment facility
- The Government of Alberta is providing $786,000 to the Town of Rimbey to support the drilling of two new water wells and improvements to the wastewater treatment lagoon
- The Government of Alberta is providing $6M to the Village of Consort to upgrade their wastewater treatment facility
- The Government of Alberta is providing $85,070 to the Town of Vermilion to replace its sanitary trunk sewer main
- The Government of Alberta is providing approximately $3.8M to the County of Thorhild to complete upgrades to the local wastewater treatment system
- The Government of Alberta is providing $200,000 for the Henry Kroeger Regional Water Services Commission to upgrade the water treatment facility in Hanna
- The Town of Taber is receiving approximately $560,000 from the Government of Alberta for upgrades to waste treatment and drinking water plants
- The City of Edmonton approved plans by Regency Developments for the Emerald Tower, a $50M residential condominium building with retail on the ground floor
- Axia is expanding its fibre optic network to Pincher Creek
- Construction on the $16.1M Peace Regional Recreation Centre is expected to start in the spring of 2017, with an opening planned for late 2018
Week of Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2016
- Londonderry Mall in Edmonton is opening a new food court as the start of a $130M redevelopment project. The work is expected to be complete by the fall of 2017.
- Ikea Canada is spending $13.5M to expand its Edmonton store. The project is expected to create 135 jobs and be complete by the end of 2017.
- Edmonton Public Schools has started work on the $25M Ivor Dent School. The school is expected to open in 2017.
- Big Lakes County awarded a contract for $478,000 to Glen Armstrong Construction to extend a water and sewer line at Joussard
- Construction started on Grande Avenue Village, an assisted living facility for seniors in Cochrane. The project is expected to be complete in 2017.
- The Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130 approved a $783,700 tender for rock crushing by R. Bee Crushing of Gibbons
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