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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2018-12-13|
The employment outlook will be limited for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC 7312) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region for the 2018-2020 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
- Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Heavy-duty equipment mechanics in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:
- Approximately 1,570 people work in this occupation.
- Heavy-duty equipment mechanics mainly work in the following sectors:
- Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 28%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 21%
- Agriculture: 9%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
- Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 6%
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Oct 07 - Oct 11, 2019
- Campus Energy Partners has taken over former AltaGas pipelines and plants in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. The company also acquired commercial supply contracts as part of the $165M purchase.
- The City of Medicine Hat is permanently shuttering 2,000 of its active natural gas wells due to extremely low prices, resulting in layoffs for about 100 people over the next three years
- International Petroleum Corp. (IPC) increased its capital budget this year by $22M with some of the funds directed towards its oil recovery drilling program at CFB Suffield. IPC is also drilling five wells this year at its Black Pearl heavy oil site.
- The City of Medicine Hat has awarded almost $2M in coil-tubing projects to two companies. Wahl Construction was also awarded a $1.6M contract for renovations at the Kinplex recreation centre.
- The City of Medicine Hat has awarded contracts for $1M in service rig work to Ensign Energy Sevices and Spirit West Drilling. The city petroleum division is also continuing with its relatively small oil drilling program.
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