Job prospects Consulting Industrial Engineer in Alberta

Job opportunities for Industrial and manufacturing engineers (NOC 2141) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a consulting industrial engineer.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Job opportunities in Alberta

consulting industrial engineer
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Industrial and manufacturing engineers (NOC 2141) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Industrial and manufacturing engineers in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 2,050 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Industrial and manufacturing engineers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211): 33%
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 21%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 7%
  • 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
  • 73% of industrial and manufacturing engineers work all year, while 27% 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 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of industrial and manufacturing engineers 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 prospects
    Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Calgary Region Fair Fair
    Camrose–Drumheller Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Edmonton Region Fair Fair
    Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Red Deer Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Industrial and manufacturing engineers (NOC 2141) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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