Job prospects Public Works Grounds Maintenance Labourer Supervisor in Alberta

Job opportunities for Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services (NOC 8255) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a public works grounds maintenance labourer supervisor.

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Job opportunities in Alberta

public works grounds maintenance labourer supervisor
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services (NOC 8255) 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 a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • 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 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 3,650 people work in this occupation.
  • Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 76%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 7%
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 88% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 12% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 48% of contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services 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 29 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 44% of contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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