Job outlook Heavy Equipment Mechanic near Edmonton (AB)

The job outlook for a heavy equipment mechanic working near Edmonton (AB) is fair over the next 3 years. This outlook is applicable to all Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC 7312).

Job opportunities near Edmonton (AB)

heavy equipment mechanic
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC 7312) in the Edmonton region 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Coal production in Alberta has been in decline, largely because of the imminent closure of mines aimed at producing thermal coal for domestic use. The government mandated transition from coal-fired power generation to natural gas-fired and renewable energy sources may limit the job opportunities for this mining related occupation. That said, the Vista coal mine is now operating and shipping coal to export markets with a few new jobs on offer.

Here are some key facts about Heavy-duty equipment mechanics in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 5,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 21%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 20%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 15%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 10%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%

Job opportunities in Alberta

The job outlook for a heavy equipment mechanic working in Alberta is fair over the next 3 years.

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC 7312) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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