Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Alberta.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Alberta||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Engineering managers (NOC 0211) in Alberta.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment is expected to decline.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Engineering managers in the Alberta region:
- Approximately 5,000 people work in this occupation.
- Engineering managers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 33%
- Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 16%
- Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 7%
- 80% of Engineering managers work all year, while 20% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 39 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 75% compared to 68% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 25% compared to 18% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 86% compared to 54% for all occupations
- Women: 14% compared to 46% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
- High school diploma or equivalent: 5% compared to 26% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 17% compared to 25% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 45% compared to 17% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 26% compared to 7% for all occupations
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Calgary Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Red Deer Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- September 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 255 KB)
- August 2017 | (PDF, 239 KB)
- July 2017 | (PDF, 237 KB)
- June 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 257 KB)
- May 2017 | (PDF, 231 KB)
- April 2017 | (PDF, 231 KB)
- March 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 247 KB)
- February 2017 | (PDF, 224 KB)
- January 2017 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- Annual Edition 2016 | (PDF, 280 KB)
- December 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 248 KB)
- November 2016 | (PDF, 222 KB)
- October 2016 | (PDF, 222 KB)
- September 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 242 KB)
- August 2016 | (PDF, 218 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 510 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 234 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 228 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 214 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 248 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 541 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 591 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 591 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 607KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Nov 06 - Nov 10, 2017
- According to Statistics Canada, Alberta employment rose by 12,000 full-time jobs in October. The province's unemployment rate dropped from 7.9% in September to 7.8% in October.
- A new report from Statistics Canada indicates a skills-mismatch affecting job-seeking Canadians. Nearly half of unemployed Canadians have a post-secondary degree or diploma, but two-thirds of vacant jobs don't require more than a high school education.
- ReidBuilt Homes, one of Alberta's largest homebuilders, has fallen into receivership. An order has been granted for the receiver to complete pending home sales and finish construction.
- Construction has begun on the new Calgary Cancer Centre. The $1.4B facility is set to open in 2023 and will create 1,500 jobs over the next six years.
- Two restaurants, Credo and OEB Breakfast Co., will be opening in the new Enbridge Centre in downtown Edmonton. The building owners are looking for a third tenant for the largest space on the main floor.
- The Fitzsimmon Brewing Co., Airdrie's first microbrewery, is opening on November 25
- The federal and provincial governments are providing $10M to Calgary-based Acceleware for a new microwave technology to extract bitumen from the oil sands. The company expects to hire three to five employees over the next year to work on the project.
- Evolve Strength, a health and fitness centre, is opening up in downtown Edmonton in January. The company expects 50 to 60 people will work in the facility, mostly independent practitioners who will lease space.
Week of Oct 30 - Nov 03, 2017
- Amazon is building a distribution warehouse near Balzac, 25 km north of Calgary, with construction starting in fall 2018. The project is expected to generate 150 construction jobs and 750 full-time positions on completion.
- SemCAMS is planning to build a $300M sour gas facility south of Wembley, and a connecting pipeline system. The company estimates that 150 contractors will be involved with the project. The pipeline is expected to be in place by late 2019, with the sour gas plant operational by the middle of 2020.
- The Henry Singer Fashion Group has opened a new flagship store in Calgary
- TD Insurance is closing its call centre in Edmonton effective March 2, 2018. The call centre operations are being moved to Halifax and Saint John, NB.
- Sturgeon County is formally supporting the Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation's proposed $4B petrochemical complex just north of Edmonton. The project, expected to support 2,000 construction jobs and 150 permanent ones, is scheduled for completion in 2021.
- Tokyo Smoke, a cannabis accessory store, is opening in Calgary on November 16, 2017. The company hopes to eventually distribute cannabis itself, once the government finalizes plans for how the market will operate in Alberta.
- Midwest Contractors has been selected by TransMountain to handle all hiring for pipeline construction in the Edmonton to Jasper corridor. The first phase of westward construction will be from Acheson to Edson, July through November of 2018.
- Bagg Inn Burrows is planning to open a string of bed-and-breakfast cottages near Three Hills in spring 2018. The developers are using ATB Financial's BoostR program to help crowdfund the project, along with plans for a larger country inn.
- Calgary Economic Development says it has attracted and supported the expansion of 90 companies that have created more than 5,000 jobs in the past two years
- Rocky View County has approved a site amendment to allow for the development of a micro-brewery with off-sales, a restaurant, a coffee roaster and a boutique hotel in Bragg Creek
- Construction is underway on the Fairfield Inn by Marriott hotel at the Edmonton International Airport. The $21M hotel is scheduled to open in January 2019.
- Oil and gas well drilling forecasters are not predicting any large increases in activity in 2018, based on energy price forecasts and projected investor confidence
- TD Canada Trust is removing its branch in Mayerthorpe and merging it into its Barrhead branch on May 4, 2018. TD is working with employees at the Mayerthorpe branch to find alternative jobs within the company.
- Husky Energy has filed an application with the Alberta Energy Regulator for a $400M thermal oil sands project near the town of Wabasca-Desmarais. The proposed McMullen Willow Creek project is expected to start construction in 2019.
Week of Oct 23 - Oct 27, 2017
- The Pomeroy Lodging Group has invested $34M into renovations and upgrades at the Delta Kananaskis hotel. A waterpark addition to the existing pool area is planned for the spring of 2018.
- Cenovus Energy Inc. is selling its Palliser crude oil and natural gas assets in southeastern Alberta to Torxen Energy and Schlumberger for $1.3B. The cash sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter 2017.
- The Whitefish Lake First Nation-owned company Atikameg Construction and Oilfield Maintenance has purchased heavy equipment with a grant from the Government of Alberta, allowing the company to create 25 new jobs
- Brewster Travel Canada by Pursuit is spending $45M to restore the Mount Royal Hotel in Banff. The hotel is scheduled to reopen in July 2018.
- Pengrowth Energy Corporation is selling the majority of its remaining non-core assets in Alberta. The sale includes over 270 facilities and 1,600 wellbores.
- Bird Construction is building the YMCA-run Seton Recreational Centre in Calgary, with opening planned for 2019. The company is also working on the 95-bed Wing Kei Greenview Senior Supportive Living Centre, among other projects.
- The City of Edmonton is demolishing the old Walterdale bridge, following the opening of a new replacement bridge in September. The demolition is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.
- The Government of Alberta is making changes to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program that will consolidate and simplify the process. Alberta is also adding an Express Entry Stream that will be operational in January 2018.
- The Alberta Wind Energy Supply Chain Study estimates that if wind energy were to meet 90 per cent of the Government of Alberta's commitment, projects would generate $3.7B in spending and almost 15,000 job years of employment by 2030
- Suncor Energy has filed an application with the Alberta Energy Regulator to build an oil sands project, Meadow Creek West, south of Fort McMurray. Suncor estimates that construction could begin in 2023, if approved, with first oil by 2025.
- Black Diamond Group, a labour camp provider, has launched LodgeLink. The software application links accommodation suppliers with customers, particularly those outside the energy sector, such as utility, construction and forestry companies.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $225,000 to Grande Prairie Regional College for each of the next three years to improve mental health supports on campus
- CanPak Environmental plans to hire staff in the spring of 2018 when it starts picking up curbside recycling from residential addresses in Medicine Hat. Two city depots are also being kept open to accept overflow from residences.
- Telus is investing $60M to connect homes and businesses in Okotoks, Black Diamond and Turner Valley to a fibre optic network. The work is expected to begin in the spring of 2018.
- The Olds-based Westview Co-op and Drumheller Co-op are merging into one entity that will operate as Westview Co-operative Association Limited. According to Westview, no current Olds workers will lose employment as a result of the merger.
- The City of Calgary is starting work on upgrades to Crowchild Trail as the first step in road improvements over the next 10 years. The $87M project is scheduled for completion in late 2019.
Week of Oct 16 - Oct 20, 2017
- The Town of Canmore has approved two developments that will bring 238 units of rental apartment housing to the community. The buildings are the first private sector apartments in Canmore in over two decades.
- Reid Worldwide Corp. has put its Calgary division, ReidBuilt Homes, up for sale amid debt problems at the company. Construction work has been halted at dozens of homes in the region.
- Job vacancies in Alberta reached 50,925 in the second quarter of 2017, according to Statistics Canada. The number represents an increase of 8,500 jobs compared to the same quarter in 2016.
- New York City-based fashion brand Michael Kors has opened its first dedicated men's store in Canada, at West Edmonton Mall. The mall is also seeing the addition of a number of new premium brand stores this year.
- The University of Alberta has received $18.6M from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. About one-half the funding is earmarked for nanotechnology and permafrost research.
- The Government of Alberta is reallocating $4.7M per year to the University of Calgary's veterinary program starting in 2020. Previously, Alberta funding supported veterinary education at the University of Saskatchewan.
- GrenEx Pharms Inc., a medical cannabis producer in Edmonton, has been granted a license from Health Canada. The company expects to produce 1,000 kg of dried bud a year once its facility is in full operation next spring.
- The Business Development Bank of Canada expects Alberta's workforce to grow by 1.2 percent annually to 2027, the highest rate in the country. The bank attributes the growth to the large number of young families in the province.
- The Evergreens Foundation is planning for an expansion to the Pine Valley Lodge in Hinton in 2018. The foundation is also building a new seniors lodge in Yellowhead County and commercial kitchen facilities at the Alpine Summit Seniors Lodge in Jasper.
- The Special Areas Board, the Town of Oyen and the Palliser Economic Partnership are working together to develop the 155-acre Oyen Rail Yard & Logistics Park Project. The initial phase, projected at $2.1M, includes construction of new rail lines.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $75M to school boards this year through the Classroom Improvement Fund. School boards will be using the funding to create more than 225 teaching jobs and 175 support positions.
- Lac La Biche County has awarded a $4.7M contract to Thompson Infrastructure Ltd. to build and repair nearly two kilometres of water and sewer lines on Plamondon's main street. The work is scheduled to start in spring 2018.
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