Job prospects Heavy Equipment Operator Apprentice near Calgary (AB)

Explore current and future job prospects for Heavy equipment operators (except crane) near Calgary (AB). These trends also apply to people working as a heavy equipment operator apprentice.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Heavy equipment operators (except crane) (NOC 7521) in the Calgary region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Heavy equipment operators (except crane) in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 2,630 people work in this occupation.
  • Heavy equipment operators (except crane) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 61%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 6%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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