Job prospects University Professor in Alberta

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

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Alberta

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for University professors and lecturers (NOC 4011) in Alberta for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The Alberta government’s Budget 2021 reduces spending on post-secondary institution employees’ compensation by nearly 6% from 2020-2021 levels in 2021-2022.

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

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