Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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).
- 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 Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017
- The Government of Alberta is providing $1.7M to address health, fire and safety risks in 17 adult homeless shelters in seven communities. The funding will also be used to improve homelessness supports in Edmonton.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $15.3M for new mental health and substance abuse beds at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton
- Aquatera has granted a contract to Neptune Technology Group to replace water meters in more than 2,000 homes in the City of Grande Prairie, the County of Grande Prairie, and the Town of Sexsmith
- The Government of Alberta is covering the course fees for students enrolled in Alberta's Green Certificate Program. The program gives hands-on opportunities in various agriculture-related fields for high school students.
- The Government of Alberta has laid off at least 20 employees at Alberta Innovates due to a $16M budget cut this year, and a $60M reduction over the previous two years
- The Singhmar Centre for Learning, currently under construction at Norquest College in Edmonton, will house three new restaurants and a daycare facility when it opens in September
- The Global Petroleum Show is expecting about 1,000 exhibitors at this year's event in Calgary, a 50% decrease from the peak in 2014. The organizers expect 50,000 attendees from 110 countries.
- The unemployment rate in the Fort McMurray area continued to drop in May 2017 partly because more workers associated with the rebuilding efforts entered the region. About 800 full-time positions were added to the local economy.
- The Keg Steakhouse and Bar in Grande Prairie has temporarily closed as it undergoes a $5M renovation
- Urban Planet is opening in Grande Prairie's Prairie Mall in August 2017. A Marshalls store is also expected to open by the end of September, and Sunrise Records is taking over the former HMV space.
- Dream Development is starting construction on a new phased residential development in High River. A nearby retail development, Montrose Plaza, is set to open in the spring of 2018.
- The Government of Alberta is ramping up training for caseworkers and supervisors in Children's Services, and developing a pool of full-time floater staff who could be deployed around the province as required
- The Town of Hinton has awarded two infrastructure construction contracts, worth a combined $6.08M, to GS Construction
- EPCOR Utilities is planning to build a solar farm in Edmonton to run a water treatment centre and supply the electrical grid. EPCOR intends to fund the project partly through a $1.9M annual contribution from Edmonton utility ratepayers.
- The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers forecasts that drilling by conventional crude oil producers will increase 70% this year compared to 2016 levels
- USD Partners has entered into an agreement to move crude oil by rail from its Hardisy terminal to a recently acquired US$25M facility in Oklahoma. The company expects to transport up to 70,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
- Sanjel Energy Services plans to hire as many as 150 more workers by fall 2017 to meet growing demand from its oil and gas producer customers
- TransCanada Corporation is investing $2B to expand its NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. System infrastructure between now and 2021. The expansion adds to the current $5.1B near-term capital program for the pipeline system.
Week of Jun 05 - Jun 09, 2017
- TransEd is starting work on several new projects that are part of the Valley Line LRT in Edmonton. The line is expected to be completed in 2020.
- The University of Calgary is opening the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking as a pilot site this fall, with a permanent centre to be built over the next four years. A recent $40M donation will support the centre.
- Cenovus has retained all of the former ConocoPhillips staff at the Grande Cache operations following the acquisition of assets in the Deep Basin. Cenovus has plans to drill an initial three wells, with the potential for up to 1500 wells in total.
- The Government of Alberta has committed $30M in new funding to develop a program to deal with the opioid crisis across the province
- The Government of Alberta is providing $100M over three years for rural infrastructure projects. The 2017-18 allocation of more than $37M is expected to support over 200 jobs.
- Viking Air Ltd. has purchased office and production space in Calgary in anticipation of a water bomber manufacturing facility that could create 900 jobs in the city. The company plans to make a decision on the project within six months.
- ClearStream Energy Services Inc. has renewed a five-year operational workforce management contract with a major oilsands producer near Fort McMurray. The contract is expected to generate approximately $240M in revenue over the term of the contract.
- Lululemon Athletica Inc. is shutting down about 40 of its 55 Ivivva stores by the end of October 2017. The company did not disclose the store locations.
- Endress+Hauser, a major Swiss industrial instrument company, has opened a $12M facility in Edmonton. The site has 23 staff but is expecting to add more employees with the recovery of the oil and gas sector.
- The Kananaskis Country Golf Course is anticipated to reopen in spring 2018, following repairs worth $23M. The course was extensively damaged by floods in June 2013.
- The Town of High River is moving ahead on a $5.5M floodgate project. The plan is to have the flood gates in place by May 2018.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $20M over four years for school playgrounds. New schools that receive the Education playground grant will not be eligible for other provincial grants that support playground construction.
- TELUS plans to invest $4.2B in new communications infrastructure across Alberta through 2020. The company estimates that more than $900M will be spent in 2017.
- Centron Group has started construction on The Commons at Eagle Ridge, a shopping complex, in Fort McMurray. The development includes a multiplex operated by Landmark Cinemas, which is expected to be complete by fall 2018.
- Field Upgrading is pushing forward with an engineering study for a $100M plant in Alberta's Industrial Heartland to produce low sulphur marine fuel. Construction on the plant was previously projected to start in 2019, creating 250 construction jobs.
- Elk Island Public Schools has started work on a new school in Sherwood Park. The school is projected to open in fall 2018.
- GrainsConnect Canada is planning a high throughput grain terminal in Huxley. The company estimates that construction will create at least 50 jobs, and 12 to 15 full-time employees will be required for operations.
- Gen III Oil Corporation is planning a new $90M re-refinery near Bowden to turn used vehicle oil into new synthetic-grade motor oil. The project is subject to regulatory approvals and financing.
- The Town of Olds has approved a rezoning application that will allow Olds Soft Gels to to build greenhouses for medical marijuana production. The company plans to produce cannabis oil soft gels.
- Lakeshore Helicopters is building a $2.5M hangar at the Whitecourt Airport. The company expects to have 5-10 employees before the end of 2017, when the facility is fully operational.
- The Calgary Board of Education has notified 271 support staff that they could be transferred or laid-off next year. The board expects to have only 223 open positions for those employees to fill.
- Alberta Health Services has opened the $1.6M Rutherford Children's Mental Health Clinic in Edmonton. Ten staff have been hired for the site.
- Wetaskiwin Fire Services has opened the first phase of its new training facility. Fire departments from Camrose and Ponoka, and some oil and gas fire services, have expressed an interest in renting out the new facility.
- Shell Canada Ltd. is working with an undisclosed partner on a biodiesel project in Alberta as part of its plan to produce less oil and more clean energy
- Pincher Creek's Stardust Inn and Chalets is undergoing an extensive expansion. Meanwhile, a new Travelodge Hotel is also under construction in the town and is expected to open in November.
Week of May 29 - Jun 02, 2017
- The Government of Canada is providing $12.5M to extend a water line, scheduled for completion by 2018, from the River Cree Casino to the Enoch Cree Nation¿s Stony Plain reserve main town site. The project includes a new reservoir and pumping station.
- Ladacor has started construction on a seniors supportive living facility in Hythe
- Lloydminster is expecting a surge in activity with about 2,800 workers in town for the Husky Upgrader turnaround. About 120 companies are involved in the work which started on May 23, 2017.
- The Highway 12/21 Regional Water Services Commission has started work on the $7M Mirror to Bashaw portion of the regional water line
- Cannabis at Work has recently branched out to help firms find employees for the marijuana industry. The company estimates the cannabis industry could create 50,000 jobs in Canada after two years of legalization, based on California's experience.
- The Government of Alberta is providing more than $21.78M to four colleges across Alberta. The projects are expected to create at least 415 construction jobs.
- According to the Conference Board of Canada¿s Metropolitan Outlook: Spring 2017, rising oil prices will help in creating thousands of new jobs in Calgary and Edmonton in 2017
- The Telus World of Science in Edmonton has received $3.35M from the Government of Canada towards its $40M expansion project
- Blush Lane Organic Market is opening a new store in Calgary on June 3, 2017. The company is also looking at opening additional locations in Calgary and Edmonton.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $50M in 2017 to improve access and services at public libraries across the province
- The Town of Canmore is increasing the renovation budget for the Public Works Office to $565,000. Part of the work involves repair and replacement of the ventilation and exhaust systems.
- The Town of Cochrane has passed a Ten Year Capital Financial Strategy that plans for a total of 18 projects with a combined cost of nearly $294M out to 2026. Most of the projects are related to traffic infrastructure.
- Dene Koe Workforce Lodging & Service is taking over operation of the lodge facilities for Suncor Energy north of Fort McMurray on June 22, 2017. The company plans to replace at least 205 unionized staff at Hudson and Borealis lodges.
- Alberta Health Services is planning to start construction on a $5M helipad at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray in late summer or early fall 2017, pending a development permit from the municpality
- The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is giving $2M to Community Futures Wood Buffalo for a loan program to support businesses in Fort McMurray.
- RocketSpace, a San Francisco-based tech company is opening its first Canadian office in downtown Calgary. The location will only require eight to 10 employees, but the Calgary office will provide co-working space for up to 1,000 startup clients.
- The Government of Alberta is investing an additional $10.3M for flood protection in Canmore. The money is the final funding towards a $48.6M debris dam at Cougar Creek.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $131M for water and wastewater projects across rural Alberta
- The City of Medicine Hat has started construction on a new $8.25M fire station. Scott Builders plans to complete the project by fall 2018.
- The Government of Alberta expects to start construction of the Calgary Cancer Centre at Foothills Hospital in late 2017. There is no public price tag for the project but the government has budgeted $1.2B through 2020.
- Agrocorp Processing Ltd. Is spending $6.5M to expand its grain and pulse handling facility in Innisfail. The facility is expecting to add five new employees when the work is completed in October 2017.
- Construction has started on a business complex in Penhold with completion projected by fall 2017. A 24-hour Esso service station, one of several businesses slated for the site, will be hiring 10 to 15 employees.
- Sturgeon County has awarded a $2.76M contract to Carmacks Enterprises Ltd. for construction of the Cardiff Main Road Improvement project
- The Government of Alberta is providing $400M over the next four years for a new hospital in Edmonton. The facility is projected to have 350 to 500 beds.
- Oliver & Bonacini is set to unveil Hudson, a 700-person capacity event space in the Hudson Bay in Calgary. The venue will offer space for business events such as meetings and presentations and weddings.
- The Peace River Regional Airport has received $338,597 under the Airport Capital Assistance Program for safety improvements
- The Town of Peace River has awarded a $21.9M contract to Marshall Lee Construction for the Peace Regional Recreation Centre. Construction is expected to start this summer.
- Viking Air Ltd. is laying-off 76 unionized employees in Calgary for three months starting July 28, 2017. The company has also temporarily laid-off 136 workers in North Saanich.
Week of May 22 - May 26, 2017
- Camrose County has approved the construction of a $6.8M waterline from Armena to the Ervick Industrial Park west of Camrose. The project would include upgrading the current Armena reservoir and the construction of a new reservoir by Ervick.
- ATB Financial is expecting the trend of mergers and acquisitions in the oil field drilling and service sectors to continue as companies attempt to deal with low energy prices
- Oil and gas producers in Alberta have paid out a total of $138M in drilling rights auctions so far this year, more than the $137M they spent in all of 2016. The increased interest reflects new discoveries in the Duvernay shale formation.
- Calgary-based Seven24 Films is producing two Netflix series in Alberta over the course of the summer. The location shoot for the drama Damnation in June will be followed by five months of production to complete the series' 10-episode first season.
- The Government of Alberta is lending $235M to the Orphan Well Association to speed up proper well abandonment and reclamation. It is estimated that up to 1,650 reclamation jobs could be created over three years.
- The restaurant space in the Alberta Hotel in Edmonton is expected to reopen over the summer with new owners and a new food concept. The site has 98 seats in the restaurant itself, and another 100 available on the patio during the season.
- Acreage Pharma Ltd., a licensed medical marijuana producer in Peers, is set to expand its operations. The company expects to employ almost 150 workers.
- The Vermilion & District Housing Foundation recently began renovations at their Vermilion Valley Lodge. The $14.1M project is partially funded by the federal and provincial governments.
- Construction has started on a new operations facility for Canadian Blood Services in Calgary. The facility is expected to open in 2020.
- The Montney shale formation in northern Alberta and BC is experiencing a surge in drilling, driving up the demand for rig crews. Well servicing companies have also been adding staff to keep up with customer demand.
- Rocky View Schools is moving ahead with modernization projects at two schools in the district. The combined budget for both projects is approximately $1.8M.
- North West Redwater Partnership has completed more than half of its operational preparations at the Sturgeon Refinery. The company is still running two shifts per day, with workforce numbers of about 5,000 workers during the day and 1,000 at night.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $54.2M for campground and provincial park improvements in 2017
- The Government of Alberta is providing $3M in grants for two pilot programs to help job seekers in the digital arts sectors
- Trican Well Service Ltd. is hoping to add 200 employees by the end of summer 2017, but the energy sector is finding it tough to hire workers following massive layoffs in the past years
- CH2M Hill is starting remediation work on a contaminated former gas station site in Calgary. The $4.3M project is expected to take two to three years to complete.
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