Inform – Publications

Inform – Publications

Labour Market Statistics

Annual Alberta Labour Market Review
This report identifies where labour shortages are appearing and helps employers make informed decisions.

Annual Alberta Regional Labour Market Review
This annual report analyses labour force statistics for Alberta’s eight economic regions.

Alberta Economic Quick Facts
This brochure is an abbreviated version of the Facts on Alberta and is published quarterly.

Facts on Alberta
This annual report highlights the advantages of living and doing business in Alberta. It contains comparisons to other provinces and states and is used as a tool to attract industry and potential foreign workers.

Monthly Economic Review
See monthly and quarterly indicators on the performance of the Alberta economy, and comparisons to other provinces, including, agriculture, domestic trade, energy, exports, housing and manufacturing.

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Labour Market Projections

Alberta Career and Industry Outlook: Economic and Other Trends Affecting the World of Work to 2012
This book looks at the global and provincial trends affecting Alberta’s economy and society. These trends have an impact on occupations in the province and can affect business and career planning decisions. An Occupational Outlook section includes projections for more than 500 occupational groups. Previously published as Alberta Careers Update.

Alberta Labour Market Outlook
Released in March 2013, the Alberta Labour Market Outlook provides a quick snapshot of Alberta’s labour market condition.

Alberta’s Occupational Demand and Supply Outlook
Outlines demand and supply for 520 different occupations for the next 10 years. By calculating the imbalance between demand and supply, potential future occupational shortages or surpluses can be forecasted. The outlook is meant to assist in decision making by providing projections considering multiple sources of information.

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Profiles

Alberta Labour Force Profiles
Detailed labour market information on under-represented groups and their involvement in the labour force.

Industry Profiles
Eighteen industry profiles provide the most recently updated statistics, reports and links of interest. A shorter one-page summary of each profile is also available from the Career Information Hotline at 1‑800‑661‑3753.

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Health and Safety

Annual Occupational Injury and Diseases in Alberta – Summary
Provides a comprehensive summary of workplace health and safety performance and seven sector reports for specific Alberta industry groups. Industry groups include Upstream Oil and Gas, Construction, Alberta Motor Transport Association Industries, Forestry and Related Industries, Health Services Industries, Wholesale and Retail Industries, and Manufacturing, Processing and Packaging Industries.

Employer’s Guide: Occupational Health and Safety Act
The purpose of this Safety Bulletin is to help you understand the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act). In the event of a difference between this Safety Bulletin and the Act, the Act prevails. Please consult the original Act, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (Regulation) and Occupational Health and Safety Code (Code) for all purposes of interpreting and applying the law. This Safety Bulletin is to help you understand your role in ensuring health and safety at the work site.

Occupational Health and Safety Tool Kit for Small Business
Helps small business comply with requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code. This booklet contains tools and templates to help small businesses create a hazard assessment, an emergency plan, workplace violence policy, as well as comply with OHS first aid requirements.

Health and Safety Tool Kit for Alberta Auto and Truck Dealerships
This comprehensive tool kit provides practical tools to help employers understand and apply the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code.

WCB Employer Handbook
A summary of workers’ compensation coverage, including who is covered and how it works. It outlines the employer’s role and responsibilities in case of an incident, from initial reporting through to disability management, return to work and the appeals process.

Worker’s Guide: Occupational Health and Safety Act
Health and safety in the workplace doesn’t stop and start with you, your employer, safety associations, educators, the government or your community. It’s everyone’s responsibility. The purpose of this Safety Bulletin is to help you understand the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act). It will also help you understand responsibilities for health and safety at your workplace – your responsibilities, and your employer’s and co-workers’ responsibilities.

X-treme Safety
This guide for young, inexperienced workers is about workplace health and safety regulations and employment standards in Alberta. Through personal stories, quizzes and checklists, youth gain the information they need to contribute to working in a safe, healthy and fair work environment.

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Snapshots and Guides

A Guide to Rights and Responsibilities in Alberta Workplaces
Answers to questions about employment standards, workplace health and safety, labour relations, human rights, Workers’ Compensation and privacy of employment information.

An Employer’s Guide to Employment Rules
When hiring, paying and terminating employees in Alberta, you must follow employment rules set by provincial and federal departments and agencies. An Employer’s Guide to Employment Rules provides an overview of the employment legislation you, your managers and your accounting staff need to know – including regulations on employment standards, human rights, workplace health and safety, and information and privacy. It also outlines procedures and requirements for hiring foreign workers, determining and remitting deductions to Canada Revenue Agency, and obtaining valid Social Insurance Numbers. A comprehensive contact list is included.

Employer or Contractor? Know the Difference
Learn the difference between “employee” and “contractor” status – and the various implications and requirements related to each. This resource provides basic information on the factors and definitions different orders of government apply to determine employment status.

Employment Standards Guide
Alberta’s Employment Standards Code sets out the minimum standards that apply to employees and employers under provincial jurisdiction.

Employment Standards Guide for the Hospitality Industry
Alberta’s Employment Standards Code sets out the minimum standards that apply to employees and employers under provincial jurisdiction. This guide was prepared to highlight key employment standards.

Labour Market Information for Your Business: A Practical Guide
This publication demonstrates how businesses can benefit from labour market information. It presents a business case for achieving greater productivity by using labour market information, a generic model for researching, analyzing and using such data, case studies that point out common ways to benefit from labour market information and the best places to find current, reliable information.

Strategic Workforce Planning Guide
This tool can help employers examine current and future workforce demands and develop a plan for future labour needs, changes and challenges.

Temporary Foreign Worker – A Guide for Employees
As a temporary foreign worker in Alberta, you have the same rights and responsibilities as any other employee in the workplace. You are protected under Alberta’s employment standards, workplace health and safety and workers’ compensation legislation. This information will help you understand what to expect and where to find additional resources.

Temporary Foreign Worker – A Guide for Employers
We want workers to experience Alberta workplaces that are healthy, safe and fair. As an employer of temporary foreign workers, you must be aware that they have the same rights as any other worker and are protected under Alberta’s employment standards, workplace health and safety, and workers’ compensation legislation. This information will assist you in understanding your requirements as an employer as well as provide additional resources and contact information.

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