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Metallurgical and materials engineers  (NOC 2142)
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region
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Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Alberta.

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Table on the employment potential for Metallurgical and materials engineers in Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Alberta Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15

The employment outlook will be limited for Metallurgical and materials engineers (NOC 2142) in Alberta for the 2017-2019 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of a few positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Demand for this occupation is tied to activity levels in oil and gas. After a two year recession, Alberta's oil and gas industry is gradually rebounding; however, the slow recovery has yet to create significant growth in employment opportunities.

    Here are some key facts about Metallurgical and materials engineers in the Alberta region:

    • Approximately 500 people worked in this occupation in May 2011.
    • Metallurgical and materials engineers mainly work in the following sectors:
      • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 35%
      • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211): 18%
      • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
      • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 7%
      • Primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331): 6%
    • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
      • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 82% for all occupations
      • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 18% for all occupations
    • 74% of metallurgical and materials engineers work all year, while 26% 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 28 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
    • 10% of metallurgical and materials engineers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
    • Table on the employment potential for Metallurgical and materials engineers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
      Location Employment Potential Release Date
      Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2017-12-15
      Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2017-12-15
      Calgary Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2017-12-15
      Camrose--Drumheller Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2017-12-15
      Edmonton Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15
      Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2017-12-15
      Red Deer Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2017-12-15
      Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2017-12-15

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

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