The Labour Market

 

Where will you find the workers to both replace retiring employees and fill new jobs? Viable can help.

Projected job growth and workers approaching retirement is driving employers to think more proactively about how they will maintain and grow their labour force. With approximately 1 in 7 Albertans having some kind of disability, employers will need to fully engage this largely untapped labour pool to continue to be competitive.

Viable has compiled the latest labour force demographic data on the retiring workforce and new job growth projections, by industry, for employers to see how the labour force is changing. Who will fill all these jobs? Now is the right time to expand your diversity definition and recruitment strategy to be more accessible to employees with disabilities.

For more information on each industry, go to the Government of Alberta Profiles of Alberta Industries.

 

Industry Percentage (%) of the Industry's Workforce in Alberta that is 55 years & over (2014) Job Growth Percentage (%) Expected in the Industry in Alberta (2013 - 2017)
Accommodation &
Food Services

8.2%
(11,200)

1.3%

Retail Trade

16.0%
(38,900)

 1.9%

Mining & Oil &
Gas Extraction

15.0%
(26,100)

 0.4%

Healthcare &
Social Assistance

 19.6%
(46,200)

2.4%

Educational Services

 22.3%
(28,700)

 1.3%

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate & Leasing

 21.1%
(23,200)

 1.1%

Wholesale Trade

 15.1%
(12,700)

 1.6%

Transportation
& Warehousing

 19.4%
(22,800)

1.2%

Manufacturing

 17.2%
(23,800)

 -0.3%

Other Services Industry

 16.2%
(18,100)

2.2

Information, Culture
& Recreation

 16.7%
(12,700)

 1.5%

Professional, Scientific & Technical
Services

20.4%
(36,200)

 2.0%

Construction

 14.6%
(33,700)

 2.5%

Business, Building
& Other Support Services

 20.4%
(15,100)

0.6%

Agricultural

 41.0%
(25,900)

 0.4%

Public Administration

 21.3%
(19,100)

 1.5%

Utilities

 15.5%
(2,900)

0.3%

Forestry

N/A
(Insufficient sample size)

 0.0%

 

Alberta Economic Dashboard

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