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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Red Deer Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2017-12-15|
The employment outlook will be good for Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233) in the Red Deer region for the 2017-2019 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
- Approximately 520 people work in this occupation.
- Licensed practical nurses mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 65%
- Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 29%
Employment in this occupation has increased significantly in recent years to meet the needs of the province's growing and ageing population. Over the 2017-2019 forecast period, provincial plans to build new care facilities and upgrade existing ones will continue to support employment growth.
Here are some key facts about Licensed practical nurses in the Red Deer region:
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 01 - Jan 05, 2018
- The Government of Alberta has provided $1.6M for 20 new medical detox beds at Safe Harbour Society in Red Deer. The facility provides round-the-clock medication-assisted treatment for opioid addictions.
- Compass Cannabis Clinic, a medical cannabis provider, will be opening its doors sometime this December in Red Deer. The company plans to expand to recreational cannabis retail once federal legislation is in place starting next year.
- Rimbey Medical Clinic will be down to four doctors after October 31, 2017 as two physicians are leaving. The remaining doctors are also responsible for 24/7 emergency coverage at the hospital.
- 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.
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