Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (NOC 2241) in the Edmonton region.
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 moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians in the Edmonton region:
- Approximately 1,640 people work in this occupation.
- Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 18%
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 13%
- Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
- Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 8%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 20% compared to 15% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 67% compared to 67% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 13% compared to 17% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017
- EPCOR Utilities is planning to build a solar farm in Edmonton to run a water treatment centre and supply the electrical grid. EPCOR intends to fund the project partly through a $1.9M annual contribution from Edmonton utility ratepayers.
- The City of Edmonton has approved the transfer of its drainage assets to EPCOR. The $1.1B deal is scheduled to take effect September 1, 2017.
- The Paul First Nation and Focus Equities are joining together to build and operate a $1B natural gas-fired power plant, called the Great Spirit Power Project, located east of Edmonton
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