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||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be limited for Glaziers (NOC 7292) 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 small number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Glaziers in the Alberta region:
- Approximately 1,850 people worked in this occupation in May 2011.
- Glaziers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 61%
- Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 12%
- Repair and maintenance (NAICS 811): 8%
- 59% of Glaziers work all year, while 41% 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 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 23% compared to 14% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 71% compared to 68% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 6% compared to 18% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 90% compared to 54% for all occupations
- Women: 10% compared to 46% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: 26% compared to 13% for all occupations
- High school diploma or equivalent: 33% compared to 26% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 20% 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: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% 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|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Red Deer Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||(Undetermined)||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).
- 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 Mar 13 - Mar 17, 2017
- Fashion retailer Zara, and Canadian sportswear chain Sporting Life, are opening in Calgary's Market Mall in fall 2017. Saks Off 5th will be moving into a nearby location in 2018.
- Lakeland College is offering a full-time hairstyling program at the Lloydminster campus starting this fall. The college will be hiring six Red Seal hair stylists as instructors.
- IBM Canada and District Ventures have opened a business accelerator in Calgary that will offer entrepreneurs mentorship, collaboration, and access to IBM technologies
- The Government of Alberta is hiring 50 Crown prosecutors and an additional 30 support staff to address the backlog of cases within the criminal justice system
- Gleeds, a global property and construction consultancy, has opened its first Canadian office in Calgary. The company is concentrating on the local energy and infrastructure sectors.
- The Government of Alberta is extending operating and treatment hours at cancer centres in Edmonton and Calgary
- The federal and provincial governments have signed a new Health Accord that will provide $1.3B for home care and mental health services over a 10 year period. These investments are in addition to the existing commitments of the Canada Health Transfer.
- The Government of Canada is providing $6M to help Alberta deal with ongoing opioid problems. The funding will be used for opioid replacement therapy, conventional treatment and supervised ingestion sites.
- Sunrise Records is opening seven new music stores in former HMV locations across Alberta, as part of a Canada-wide rollout. The stores are expected to be operational in April 2017.
- The University of Alberta is receiving $14M for energy sustainability research from Mexico's Ministry of Energy Hydrocarbon Fund. The collaborative five-year projects will enable researchers in Canada to partner with Mexican research institutions.
- The federal and provincial governments are providing $1.3M to upgrade and repair seniors and affordable housing units in Lethbridge. The funds will be used in projects such as mechanical systems, sidewalk improvements and to address accessibility issues.
- Paterson Grain is moving ahead with the construction of a $50M Inland Export Grain Terminal near Bowden. The company expects that the project will create up to 100 jobs during construction, and at least 12 full-time jobs during operation.
- The Footprints Family Centre, a childcare facility operated by Catholic Social Services in Lloydminster, is closing on April 15 due to financial issues
- Two new physicians have joined the Centennial Health Clinic in Brooks
- The University of Calgary, in collaboration with Mexican universities and research institutes, has received $44M for four knowledge networks to support joint research projects that will aid energy reforms in Mexico
- The University of Alberta has received a $500,000 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to study the physical and mental health of the 3,500 firefighters involved with the Fort McMurray wildfire
- The City of Medicine Hat is evaluating construction bids for the $9.9M Veiner Centre, which was severely damaged in a 2013 flood. Construction is expected to start in spring 2017 with completion projected by summer 2018.
- According to the latest Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey, about 20% of employers in the Red Deer area are planning to hire employees in the upcoming quarter. Meanwhile, about eight percent anticipate job cuts.
- The Treaty Six First Nations recently held their fourth annual career fair in Edmonton. The event hoped to draw more than 3,000 Indigenous job-seekers for an estimated 16,500 jobs on offer.
Week of Mar 06 - Mar 10, 2017
- FGL Sports opened Sport Chek Women, a concept store, in Calgary's Chinook Centre on March 2, 2017
- The Bethany Group is receiving nearly $1.2M for upgrades, repairs and maintenance at three of its seniors facilities in Camrose. The combined funding is from the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada.
- The Government of Alberta has launched a new Energy Efficiency Alberta program that will provide in-home installations of practical, no-charge efficiency products. Installation will be conducted by qualified agents who schedule home visits.
- Able Custom Sheet Metal opened in Camrose on March 2, 2017
- The Government of Canada is providing over $430,000 to four community projects in Edmonton, to improve local amenities
- The City of Medicine Hat has awarded a $3.77M contract for electrical system upgrades to Will Bros. Canada. The upgrades are expected take place starting in fall 2017.
- Fort Edmonton Park is set to undergo a $160M expansion and upgrade thanks to funding from the federal, provincial and municipal governments. The improvement work is expected to begin this fall and should be complete by spring 2020.
- The YMM Home Show and Job Fair was held in Fort McMurray on March 3 and 4. About 150 vendors participated in the fair and close to 5,000 job seekers attended it.
- Ensign Energy Services Inc. shuttered 26 rigs in 2016 as it adjusted operations to cope with low oil and gas prices. The company also shuffled its fleet and invested in new high-performing rigs last year.
- The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are investing $816,300 to upgrade affordable housing units in the Red Deer area
- The Government of Alberta is providing an additional $1M to fund the Apprentice Training Award. The program helps apprentices by giving them $1,000 in grants towards their technical training.
- The federal and provincial governments are providing up to $20M for the development of the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre. The facility will be constructed at the Shepard Energy Centre in Calgary.
- John Fluevog Shoes is opening in Edmonton, tentatively on March 25, 2017
- The Home Depot store in Lloydminster is looking to hire up to 46 associates as part of a corporate annual spring hiring event
- Baytex Energy has started its 2017 drilling program with 11 wells planned for the Peace River region and 52 wells for the Lloydminster area
- The Old Colony Seniors Lodge in Carmangay has attracted 11 residents. Six full-time and three part-time staff are employed at the facility.
- The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees has ratified a two-year contract with Alberta Health Services that applies to about 13,000 licensed practical nurses and health-care aids. The new contract includes a retroactive wage increase.
Week of Feb 27 - Mar 03, 2017
- Ernst and Young and the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business have released results from a survey of 72 oil and gas companies that suggests that recovery in the energy sector will result in fewer new jobs
- The Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South is undergoing a $13M upgrade by SDW Contracting. Two fitness rooms are being added as part of the renovations.
- Husky Energy plans to build a new asphalt refinery near the Husky Upgrader in Lloydminster. The company estimates about 800 people would be employed at the peak of the construction phase and about 50 jobs will be created once the facility is operational.
- Calfrac Well Services and Trican Well Service, two Calgary-based companies that provide well completion and servicing to the energy sector, are having trouble finding staff for field operations
- RBC is opening a banking centre in the Edmonton Tower in fall 2017. Gateway Newstands and Tim Hortons are also expected to open their doors in the building in summer 2017.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $20M to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo through the Disaster Recovery Program. The money is intended to help with uninsurable costs such as repairs to public infrastructure damaged by the wildfire.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $400,000 over two years to support the new Spark! Business Incubator in Grande Prairie. The program will give entrepreneurs access to professional business development advisors.
- The Government of Alberta is creating a $36M rebate program for rooftop solar panel installations on residential and commercial buildings. The government expects that the program will support the creation of 900 jobs in Alberta's solar sector by 2019.
- Calgary-based Bow Valley College has been awarded $394,000 from the federal government to expand into Strathmore. The college is building the Strathmore Learning and Innovation Centre.
- The Town of Penhold has approved a provision to borrow $850,000 to fund the construction of a $3.3M water reservoir. Construction is expected to start in summer 2017 and should be complete in 14 months.
- Calgary's community health centres are getting 10 nurse practitioners as part of a three-year, $10M pilot project by the Government of Alberta to improve services for low-income patients
- The Government of Alberta is reducing salaries and eliminating bonuses for the highest paid top executives of agencies, boards and commissions. The move will affect about 270 executives and management employees and save approximately $16M a year.
- The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are jointly providing more than $14M to improve over 300 affordable housing projects in rural Alberta. Most of the investment will go towards renovating and repairing seniors' housing.
- The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are jointly providing approximately $260,000 for improvements to seniors and community housing in Medicine Hat
- BCBG Max Azria, a retail women's clothing chain, is seeking bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada. The store plans to close all 51 of its Canadian stores.
- High Prairie Regional Business Support Network held its initial meeting on February 23, 2017 under the auspices of the Community Futures of Lesser Slave Lake Region. The network serves as a new resource to help improve business and communities.
- The City of St. Albert has approved changes to a land-use bylaw that would allow Landrex, a property development company, to build a a U-STORE-IT Canada facility
- According to the Petroleum Services Association of Canada, technological developments, increased automation and other labour-saving efficiencies could limit future job growth in the energy sector
- The Government of Alberta is actively recruiting eight to 10 Crown prosecutors for Edmonton and four for Wetaskiwin. Additional court clerks are also being hired.
Week of Feb 20 - Feb 24, 2017
- Paramount Resources is planning to spend $325M on capital projects in 2017. The company expects to drill at least seven new wells and complete the expansion of its $35M Karr-Gold Creek facility.
- The Calgary Climbing Centre is starting construction on a new Olympic-calibre climbing facility. The gym is expected to open in February 2018 and will create 50 new jobs.
- Cenovus Energy plans to spend approximately $160M in 2017 to drill 50 horizontal development wells and 60 exploratory wells in southern Alberta
- TransCanada Corp has refiled its application with the State of Nebraska for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route. The company expects a decision by the end of 2017.
- Pembina Pipelines has signed a 20-year infrastructure development and service agreement with Chevron Canada for potential work near Fox Creek. Pembina estimates that the project could be a multi-billion dollar investment if it moves forward.
- Arup, a global engineering and design company, has opened an office in Calgary for the new Calgary Cancer Centre. Construction of the facility is expected to start in late 2017, and should open its doors in 2024.
- Water Wings, an employment initiative for vulnerable job seekers at Boyle Street Community Services in Edmonton, is cutting its enrolment due to funding issues
- Construction on a project to twin the Peace River Bridge is expected to start in 2017 and should be complete in 2019. The Government of Alberta has budgeted $160M for the project.
- Wetaskiwin-based Flying Tiger Aviation Ltd. and Shengda Xiang Yun Aviation Ltd. of Yongcheng, China are setting up a joint venture to manufacture airplanes. Shengda will supply the financing and Flying Tiger will provide the aviation experience.
- The County of St. Paul is conducting their own census between April 1 and June 30, 2017
- M-R Pets is closing its doors in Lloydminster by April 30, 2017
- The University of Alberta has opened a radiation therapy training facility at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. It is estimated that up to 50% of Alberta's current radiation therapy workforce could retire in the next 5 to 10 years.
- The Town of Fox Creek has decided to move towards closing the local airport because approximately $3M to $5M is required to maintain the facility
- The Town of Slave Lake has extended a two-year contract with Global Traffic Group to operate photo laser enforcement for speeding and stop sign violations
- Kineticor Resource Corp. in partnership with OPTrust has acquired a partially constructed cogeneration plant located near Peace River, from Shell Canada. OPTrust has also committed to a $125M investment in Kineticor.
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