Job prospects Electrical Mechanic in Alberta

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "electrical mechanic" in Alberta or Canada.

Job opportunities in Alberta

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Electrical mechanics (NOC 7333) in Alberta for the 2022-2024 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Electrical mechanics in Alberta:

  • Approximately 500 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Electrical mechanics mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Repair and maintenance (NAICS 811): 28%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 14%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 13%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 11%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211): 7%
  • 75% of electrical mechanics work all year, while 25% 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 41 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of electrical mechanics are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 94% compared to 54% for all occupations
    • Women: 6% compared to 46% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 6% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 20% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 44% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 23% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 6% compared to 18% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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