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 Administrative officers (NOC 1221) 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 growth is expected to be weak.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Administrative officers in the Alberta region:
- Approximately 30,400 people work in this occupation.
- Administrative officers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 14%
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
- 73% of Administrative officers work all year, while 27% 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 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 74% compared to 68% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 21% compared to 18% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 16% compared to 54% for all occupations
- Women: 84% compared to 46% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: 6% compared to 13% for all occupations
- High school diploma or equivalent: 32% compared to 26% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 6% compared to 12% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 36% compared to 25% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 15% compared to 17% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 5% compared to 7% for all occupations
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Calgary Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Camrose--Drumheller Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Red Deer Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||(1 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).
- March 2017 | (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 Apr 17 - Apr 21, 2017
- The Red Deer Regional Hospital has opened two new dedicated obstetrical operating rooms and a recovery area. Additional nursing, clinical and non-clinical staff have been hired for the $9.7M labour and delivery unit.
- The Government of Alberta is providing approximately $13.4M to the City of Calgary for flood mitigation work. The projects will protect downtown Calgary and neighbouring communities during flooding and stormwater events.
- The shortage of labour is the largest bottleneck to meeting client demands for oilfield service companies, according to RBC. Companies expect hydraulic fracturing work to remain strong until the third quarter of 2017.
- The Town of Blackfalds will be conducting its annual municipal census starting May 1 until June 30, 2017. The census data will be conducted through online responses as well as door-to-door with official enumerators.
- The City of Lacombe has awarded a $5.6M construction contract to Pidherney's Inc., to construct the first phase of the Main Street Project. Construction is expected to wrap up by the end of October 2017.
- The City of Medicine Hat has awarded a $4.8M construction contract to Contempora Construction, to install the roof and remainder of the envelope on the city's Municipal Works building. The city is also spending about $1M on garage upgrades.
- The City of Medicine Hat is planning to rebuild the entire road and sewer systems along South Railway Street in summer 2017. MJB Enterprises Ltd. was awarded the $7M contract.
- The Government of Alberta, the City of Calgary and Brookfield Residential are working together to build a road interchange in Calgary. Brookfield estimates the intersection will support more than $4B in economic opportunity during the development.
- The Municipal District of Bonnyville's 2017 budget includes $1.4M for the Cold Lake Water Line and $6.4M for road paving, among other infrastructure projects
- Construction has started on a $44M project to replace underground utilities and sidewalks as well as remove utility poles along Calgary's 17th Avenue S.W. The work is expected to take three to four years to complete.
- Mountain View County has approved $3.56M for the construction of a single lane bridge over the Little Red Deer River near Water Valley. The work is expected to be completed by the fall of 2017.
- The Town of Bassano has almost $1M in infrastructure work planned in 2017. Construction is scheduled to begin on the first phase of a water line project and replacement of sewers.
- The Government of Alberta has launched a new Energy Efficiency Alberta program that will provide rebates to homeowners for energy upgrades through Alberta-based registered contractors
- Four universities are receiving $1M in joint funding to study Fort McMurray residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after the wildfire in May 2016. The studies are scheduled to start in May 2017.
Week of Apr 10 - Apr 14, 2017
- The Canadian branch of Repsol SA has vacated eight of its 22 floors office space in a Calgary building, with plans to sublet the space. The decision comes as a result of there being fewer Repsol staff in the building due to relocations and job cuts.
- Alberta Health Services is planning to construct a new heliport at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray, starting in late 2017. The project is subject to approval from Transport Canada and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
- Construction of Horizon Housing Society's new affordable housing project in Calgary is set to begin in April and should be completed by late 2018. The Government of Alberta has granted $17.9M towards the development.
- The Town of Canmore is selling a parcel of land to the Canmore Community Housing Corporation for $1.3M to allow the society to develop its next affordable housing project
- The Government of Alberta is launching a province-wide school nutrition program in the 2017/18 school year, thanks to an additional funding of $10M in the 2017 Budget. The money will be provided to 60 school boards who will administer the program.
- Rockwell Group and Nearctic Property Group are seeking $13M from the City of Edmonton for a pedestrian street as part of an $800M mixed retail and residential development. The first phase, worth $300M, is anticipated to be completed in three years.
- Alberta Transportation has approved funding to replace the existing old Smoky River Blue Truss Bridge on Highway 40, near Grande Cache. Construction could start as early as spring 2017 and is expected to be completed in late fall 2018.
- Strathcona County council has approved care centre as a permitted use within the Emerald Hills Urban Village. A child care facility is proposed for the site.
- International Coliseums Company Ltd. and the City of Spruce Grove are planning to build a $79.3M multi-use sport and event centre. If approved, construction of the facility would create an estimated 3,300 jobs, starting in 2019.
- The new YMCA Child Care Centre opened in Spruce Grove on April 3, 2017. The centre has 18-20 staff.
- The Town of Okotoks is planning to replace the Laurie Boyd Bridge across the Sheep River. Construction is expected to begin in 2018.
- The Government of Alberta is providing almost $1M in joint funding for seniors and affordable housing initiatives in Grande Prairie
- The Father Beauregard School will be reopening in September 2017 following interior renovations to repair smoke damage from the wildfire in May 2016. Many of the former staff are expected to return to the school once it reopens.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $10M for 22 pilot Early Learning and Child Care Centres across Alberta, to demonstrate the importance and viability of $25-a-day child care. The project will create approximately 119 new child care staff jobs.
- Two major road construction projects in Lethbridge are slated to begin in April 2017. Both projects are expected to be completed by fall 2018.
- The City of Medicine Hat has awarded a $7.8M contract to Westpro-Pomerleau, a Calgary-based facility constructor, to replace the Crescent Heights Lift Station
- Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has eliminated 400 jobs in the past two years through attrition. Most of the positions were in its North American exploration and production division.
- The Government of Alberta is planning to build a new $50M interchange in Cochrane, at Highways 1A and 22. Construction could start as early as fall 2019, with completion in 2021.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $0.3M to the Village of Foremost for Phase Two of its Foremost Unmanned Aerial Systems Range project
- Five schools in Fort McMurray affected by the wildfire in May 2016 have been cleaned and repaired, and are set to reopen in September 2017. The schools are in the hardest-hit wildfire areas, and will likely have low enrolment.
- Construction of a new Students' Association of MacEwan University building recently began in Edmonton. The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2019.
- His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, has donated over $25M to the University of Alberta for construction of The Aga Khan Garden, southwest of Edmonton. The garden is expected to open in 2018.
- Construction of a new ambulance bay and expanded emergency department at the Wainwright Health Centre is set to start soon. The $3.65M project is expected to be completed in late 2018.
Week of Apr 03 - Apr 07, 2017
- Cenovus Energy, based in Calgary, is buying most of the Canadian assets of ConocoPhillips for $17.7B. The deal adds natural gas production and gas processing capacity to Cenovus.
- Source Energy Services, based in Calgary, has sold approximately 50% more hydraulic fracturing sand in January 2017 compared to the same month in 2016, with expectations that 2017 will be a record year for the company
- R'ohan Rig Services Ltd. and Raider Well Servicing Ltd., both in Lloydminster, are looking for employees in all positions right from floorhands to drillers for service rigs
- CWC Energy Services and Wrangler Well Service are actively recruiting for service rig hands in the Lloydminster area. The steadier price of oil means some companies are bringing production on to some wells that they put on hold.
- The Town of Canmore has budgeted $3.4M for major road reconstruction and $0.9M for utility work in 2017. The work is expected to be complete by the end of October.
- The Town of Bashaw has awarded a $1,080,346 construction contract to Carbon Earthworks of Red Deer for infrastructure replacement work in 2017
- CTV Calgary is losing three sports reporter/anchor positions in Calgary as part of a wider restructuring by the parent company Bell Media
- The City of Camrose has approved plans for the $5M TownSquare Camrose, a mixed use development by Home Solutions and RDS Development. Construction of the project is expected to start by the end of April 2017 and should be completed in 18 months.
- The Government of Alberta has allocated a minimum of $97M over the next four years for a new Red Deer Justice Centre. The building will include 12 courtrooms, with the potential to expand to 16 courtrooms in the future.
- Alberta Health Services has opened a temporary community collections site in Brooks as part of the expansion of lab services in southeast Alberta. The site will operate until construction on the permanent lab is complete.
- Construction has started on the Encore Tower, 43-storey condominium building, in downtown Edmonton. The $7B project is expected to be completed in fall 2019.
- Enform recently released a study which projected that 8,700 more jobs could be lost if oil prices drop below US$50 per barrel for a sustained period. The Calgary-based firm researches labour market trends in the Canadian energy industry.
- The County of Newell is seeking tenders for a paving project on East Gem Road. The paving reserve for the project is worth approximately $8.6M.
- A recent job fair for construction of the $1.42B Calgary Southwest Ring Road attracted more than 1,000 applicants for the 300 available positions. The work is expected to start later in April 2017 and should be completed in 2021.
- The Government of Alberta is funding a new emergency department at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton as part of a $65M capital investment over four years. Approximately $6M is also being spent on infrastructure maintenance.
- The Government of Alberta has committed more than $200M to twin the Highway 15 bridge to Fort Saskatchewan. The 2017 budget earmarked $10M to begin planning and design to twin Highway 15 and the bridge.
- The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science is highlighting the shortage of medical laboratory technologists, particularly in rural and remote areas of Alberta. Almost 50% of its members will retire over the next 10 years.
- Construction has started on a new 97-unit supportive living facility for individuals with chronic mental illness, brain injuries and mobility issues in Edmonton. The building is expected to open in fall 2018.
- The Government of Alberta is granting approximately $20M over four years for infrastructure projects in Castle Provincial Park and surrounding communities. The funding will be used in highway paving and new water line projects.
Week of Mar 27 - Mar 31, 2017
- Camrose Women's Shelter recently opened the doors of its expanded facility. The new facility will accommodate three new employees and will allow an increase in programming at the shelter.
- The Town of Beaverlodge is spending approximately $5.6M on capital projects in 2017, which includes upgrades to the water treatment plant and road work
- The Government of Canada is providing a $30M one-time payment to help with the reclamation of orphan wells in Alberta. Alberta has more than 82,000 inactive oil and gas wells.
- Grant Thornton LLP has been appointed as a receiver over all assets of Lexin Resources Ltd., as the company enters receivership. All the assets of the company, including over 1,380 wells, are to be sold.
- Construction of a $39M southeast Calgary interchange has been accelerated after developers stepped forward with $13M, prompting a commitment from the province. The work could start in summer 2017, with completion anticipated by winter 2018.
- A research team at the University of Alberta has been awarded $0.5M over three years from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, for Zika virus studies. The group is collaborating with scientists in Brazil.
- Irma School has been selected by the Government of Alberta for replacement, one of nine in the province. Construction is expected to start in April 2018, with the school reopening in September 2019.
- The second and final phase of the Banff Elementary School is set to receive between $13.5M and $14.4M from the Government of Alberta. The second phase will include construction of the remainder of the school, more classrooms, a library and gymnasium.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $270.6M to the University of Calgary over four years to renovate the MacKimmie Complex and Professional Faculties building. The renovated building will add 500 new classroom and study spaces.
- The Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission has approved a new horse racing track in Leduc County. The $50M Century Mile Entertainment Centre will have a track, grandstand, slot machines, off-track betting and food and beverage outlets.
- Construction has started on the $50M North Red Deer Regional Wastewater Transmission System in central Alberta. The project is being funded by the Government of Alberta, the Government of Canada and the regional water commission.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $21.6M over four years to Northern Lakes College for a centralized facility in High Prairie. The project is anticipated to generate approximately $46.3M for Alberta's economy and will employ more than 276 people.
- The Government of Alberta is granting $7M to Calgary's Fresh Start Recovery Centre to build post-treatment housing and add 46 beds to the facility
- Starting April 3, Airdrie Urgent Care will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat non-life-threatening health concerns. Life-threatening conditions will continue to be treated at Calgary and area emergency rooms.
- The new High Prairie Health Complex is adding approximately 16 full-time equivalent staff positions, including Health Care Aide and Licensed Practical Nurse, to help care for additional supportive living clients
- The Government of Alberta has committed $40M for a new storage facility at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin. Construction is expected to start in spring 2018.
- St. Patrick's Community School in Red Deer is set to undergo renovations. The Government of Alberta is granting $9M towards the project.
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