Job outlook Public Works Maintenance Equipment Operators Supervisor in Alberta

Job opportunities for Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews (NOC 7302) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a public works maintenance equipment operators supervisor.

Job opportunities in Alberta

public works maintenance equipment operators supervisor
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews (NOC 7302) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Ongoing projects are currently geographically concentrated in central and northern Alberta. Market access issues, pipeline constraints, refinery closures, and falling international oil prices continue to weigh heavily on the provincial energy sector, particularly in the oil sands region. Investor sentiment has been gloomy however, that could change with Trans Mountain Corporation resuming construction this fall and the Keystone XL project clearing a legal hurdle in Nebraska.

Here are some key facts about Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 10,150 people work in this occupation.
  • Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 70%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 57% of contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews work all year, while 43% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 14% of contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.

Location Job outlook
Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Fair
Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Fair
Calgary Region Fair
Camrose–Drumheller Region Fair
Edmonton Region Fair
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Fair
Red Deer Region Fair
Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Fair
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews (NOC 7302) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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