Job prospects Construction Electrician Apprentice in the Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Electricians (except industrial and power system) in the Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region. These trends also apply 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.

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

construction electrician apprentice
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241) in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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 Electricians (except industrial and power system) in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region:

  • Approximately 620 people work in this occupation.
  • Electricians (except industrial and power system) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 88%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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