Job prospects Construction Labourer And Helper near Edmonton (AB)

Explore current and future job prospects for Construction trades helpers and labourers near Edmonton (AB). These trends also apply to people working as a construction labourer and helper.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

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 labourer and helper
Outlook over the next 3 years
Limited Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Construction trades helpers and labourers (NOC 7611) in the Edmonton region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of 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.

The production of recreational and medical cannabis, and associated product development has created demand for this occupation. In Alberta, the cannabis industry is concentrated in the areas of Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge-Medicine Hat. The recent legalization of edible cannabis products may lead to new job opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Construction trades helpers and labourers in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 6,690 people work in this occupation.
  • Construction trades helpers and labourers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 82%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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