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 were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years

Moderate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Electrical mechanics (NOC 72422) in Alberta for the 2023-2025 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Electrical mechanics in Alberta:

  • Approximately 400 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Electrical mechanics mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Repair and maintenance (NAICS 811): 37%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 17%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 13%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 12%
    • Computer, electronic and electrical product manufacturing (NAICS 334-335): 7%
  • 80% of electrical mechanics work all year, while 20% work only part of the year, compared to 61% and 39% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 48 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of electrical mechanics are self-employed compared to an average of 15% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 92% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 8% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 16% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 44% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 25% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 11% compared to 21% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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