Job prospects University Professor in Alberta

Job opportunities for University professors and lecturers (NOC 4011) are good in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an university professor.

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

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for University professors and lecturers (NOC 4011) 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.

Demand for many public sector occupations in education and management is expected to be negatively affected by a 2.8% expense cut announced in the 2019 provincial budget. The Government of Alberta is reducing and/or freezing funding for most public sector school districts and post-secondary institutions. Plans are underway to reduce provincial public sector employment through hiring freezes and attrition.

Here are some key facts about University professors and lecturers in the Alberta region:

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