Job prospects Landscape Architectural Technician in Alberta

Job opportunities for Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists (NOC 2225) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a landscape architectural technician.

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

landscape architectural technician
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists (NOC 2225) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 1,750 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 44%
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 19%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 10%
    • Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 83% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 17% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 48% of landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists work all year, while 52% 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 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 20% of landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Calgary Region Limited Limited
    Camrose–Drumheller Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Edmonton Region Fair Fair
    Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Fair Fair
    Red Deer Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists (NOC 2225) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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