Job prospects Construction Electrician Apprentice in Alberta

Job opportunities for Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241) are limited in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a construction electrician apprentice.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in Alberta

construction electrician apprentice
Prospects over the next 3 years
Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of a few positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Electricians (except industrial and power system) in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 20,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Electricians (except industrial and power system) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 89%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 51% of electricians (except industrial and power system) work all year, while 49% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of electricians (except industrial and power system) are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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