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).
- 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 Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017
- Cineplex Entertainment is building a Rec Room recreation complex at West Edmonton Mall, the second location in the city. The company is planning a job fair within the next month to fill the 400 positions expected when the venue opens.
- CBI Health Group, the largest provider of community healthcare services in Canada, has opened a health clinic in Lloydminster. The company plans to hire between 15 to 18 professionals, as services grow over the next couple of years.
- The County of Grande Prairie has awarded a contract to Taber Solids Control to desludge wastewater treatment lagoons in La Glace and Bezanson. The work is expected to be complete by the end of the summer.
- Border Paving is undertaking the crack sealing and asphalt paving program for the Town of Ponoka in 2017. The Ponoka Airport taxiway extension will also be completed this summer.
- The County of Wetaskiwin is receiving $3.7M from the Government of Alberta for four transportation infrastructure projects. Some of the work will extend into the 2018 construction season.
- The Government of Alberta has committed up to $1.53B over eight years to the first phase of the Calgary Green Line public transit project. Construction is estimated to create more than 12,000 direct jobs and over 8,000 supporting jobs.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $32.4M to the Heartland Housing Foundation to construct the Clover Bar Lodge seniors facility in Sherwood Park. Construction is expected to start in spring 2018 with occupancy projected for spring 2020.
- The Edmonton Police Service is starting design work for a new $48M live-fire training facility. The design portion is estimated at $1M, with projected construction in 2019-2022.
- Campgrounds in the Bow Valley are slated for improvements as part of a $30M funding commitment from the Government of Alberta for infrastructure work in Kananaskis Country
- Apache Corp. has sold its assets in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan for close to $1B in a strategic exit from Canada. The company had previously planned $125M in spending in Canada through to 2018.
- Starbuds, a medical marijuana access centre, has opened in St. Albert. The centre has one part-time doctor on site to assess patients and provide treatment options.
- The Government of Alberta is investing $88M and the Government of Canada more than $74M to twin the Peace River bridge. Funding will also be used to construct an underslung pedestrian bridge.
- Natural Health Services is opening a medical cannabis clinic in Lethbridge on July 17. The company is the largest prescriber of medical marijuana in Canada.
- Portage College in Lac La Biche is planning to open a dedicated laboratory facility for its water and wastewater operator technician courses. The college estimates that the project will cost $25M to $40M for construction.
Week of Jul 03 - Jul 07, 2017
- The Government of Alberta has committed $80M to install sprinkler systems in all government-owned seniors lodges by 2019. The government has also budgeted $57M in maintenance to address repairs, including upgrading fire panels.
- The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are jointly providing more than $4M for the expansion of the Champion Petfoods facility in Parkland County. The project is expected to inject $250M in direct capital investment and create 200 jobs.
- Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. announced an increase in its 2017 capital budget to $120M following the sale of some non-core assets. The company has also increased its drilling program to 13 natural gas wells.
- The City of Wetaskiwin has awarded a $0.614M storm sewer rehabilitation contract to Cobra Plumbing & Gasfitting Ltd. The construction is expected to be complete this year.
- The Town of Peace River has started construction on the $23M Peace Regional Recreation Centre. Construction is estimated to be completed by the end of 2018.
- The new Riverside Medical Centre opened on June 30, 2017 in Drumheller
- The Government of Alberta is providing $7.15M to bring clean drinking water to the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, northwest of Edmonton. A pump house, a reservoir of treated water and a waterline will be installed on the reserve.
- The Government of Canada is providing $11.2M for upgrades to the wastewater system for the Sherring Business and Industrial Park in Medicine Hat, and $1M for drinking water infrastructure in the Hamlet of Monarch
- DeepMind, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, based in the UK, is opening its first international artificial intelligence (AI) research center in Edmonton. The center will work closely with the University of Alberta.
Week of Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017
- The Government of Alberta has launched a $36M Residential and Commercial Solar Program that will fund rebates for solar panel installations. The program is expected to support the creation of 900 jobs in Alberta's solar sector by 2019.
- Enbridge plans to start work on the Canadian portion of its $4.9B Line 3 pipeline replacement project on August 1, 2017. New construction and decommissioning of the old pipeline will extend into 2018.
- The completion of the new Bow River Senior's Lodge in Canmore has been delayed to September 2017. An additional six to eight weeks is required for staff to train in the new building and for it to be fully commissioned before residents can move in.
- Work to upgrade the Highway 27 Bridge between Olds and Sundre is underway and expected to be complete by late summer 2017
- The Government of Alberta is spending $2.9M and hiring six technicians for a new laboratory in Vegreville dedicated to preventing whirling disease. The lab is part of a $9.3M budget commitment by the government to reduce spread of the disease.
- The Canmore Community Housing Corporation has awarded Distinctive Homes the rights to develop the Old Day Care Lands for a Perpetually Affordable Housing project. Plans call for 49 affordable housing units on the site.
- Dara Mental Health is planning to open a mental health clinic in Cochrane in early 2018. Construction is scheduled to start in August or September 2017.
- Leaf Wise Rx, a Calgary-based medical cannabis clinic, has opened a location in Grande Prairie
- New Horizons Charter School is undergoing a $6.3M modernization that will replace the entire mechanical system. The work is expected to be complete by August.
- Design work is expected to begin in August on modernization work at Woodhaven Middle School in Spruce Grove. The $22.9M project will expand space at the school and fully modernize the mechanical, electrical, roof and outside walls.
- Women Building Futures and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project have launched a training program for a dozen Indigenous women from central Alberta. The eight-week course covers safety as well as basic training in carpentry and welding.
- The Government of Alberta is investing $1.2B over five years to build 4,100 new affordable housing units and improve 70,000 existing units by 2021
- Altitude Resources Inc. is moving ahead with a $1.2M exploration and drilling program for coking coal at the Palisades property near Grande Cache. The project is operated through a joint venture with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation.
- The National Bee Diagnostic Centre in Beaverlodge is undergoing a $6M expansion and adding scientific staff. Construction is expected to be complete by summer 2018.
- Cenovus Energy is closing its office in Brooks
- The City of Calgary is spending almost $30M on more than 100 road and sidewalk paving projects city-wide this year. A softened economy has allowed the city to hire on 11 private companies for 2017 work.
- Teck Resources is planning to build a $20.6B oil sands mine north of Fort McMurray. Teck estimates that the project would create 7,000 construction jobs, and 2,500 operational jobs with production slated for 2026, pending approvals.
- ICE District Properties is planning a new commercial/ residential development north of Rogers Place in downtown Edmonton. The company plans to seek a rezoning for the property from the city early in 2018.
- The Livingstone Range School Division is spending approximately $2.37M to upgrade space in the vacant G.R. Davis School building in Fort McLeod. The project is in partnership with the Town of Fort McLeod.
Week of Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017
- The Government of Alberta has opened the $40M Northern Alberta Urology Centre and the C.J. Woods Prostate Health Clinic in Edmonton
- SNR Group is building Infinity @ Marda Loop, a four-storey, mixed-use residential and retail building in Calgary. The project is expected to be complete in ten months.
- Construction is underway at the Vermilion Valley Lodge where 52 new units will be built and 34 existing units will be upgraded to ensure they meet current fire and safety standards
- The Broadacres Addiction Centre has opened in the Village of Glendon
- Points West is building a new seniors housing and care facility in Lac La Biche. Alberta Health Services will manage 40 of the spaces, while the other nine are more luxury rooms privately operated by Points West. The opening is scheduled for spring 2018.
- The Fable Child Care Center opened in Morinville on June 12, 2017. The facility is being operated by Our House Child Care Center in Morinville.
- Sturgeon County has awarded a $10M multi-year contract for road construction and surfacing to E-Construction Ltd.
- The Government of Alberta is investing an additional $75M during the 2017-18 school year to support classroom improvement. The money can be used for new teachers and support staff, in-classroom resources, and professional development supports.
- Dillon Consulting is building a Tim Hortons restaurant in Nanton. The site is scheduled for a 40-seat restaurant with drive-thru, and for a 16-seat outdoor patio.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $25.8M over three years to support mental health programs at post-secondary institutions
- The City of Calgary is spending $82M on the Glenmore Dam to improve flood protection on the Elbow River. The project is expected to be complete in 2020.
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