Short Term Employment Forecast
The Short-Term Employment Forecast (STEF) provides a three-year overview of occupations expected to be in-demand during that period.
This forecast can be used by a variety of organizations, governments, businesses and the general public to learn about where there are expected to be more jobs available.
This forecast helps bridge the gap between what is happening now in Alberta’s economy and the government’s 10-year, long-term labour forecast, the Occupational Demand and Supply Outlook 2013-2023. The long-term forecast examines which occupations are expected to grow and also the growth in the supply of labour.
The STEF does not show potential labour shortages; it only examines occupations expected to be in demand. This is the fourth year in a row government has released this short-term forecast.
Providing this information is part of Government’s commitment to take action on labour needs through its 10-year strategy, Building and Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce. The Government of Alberta committed to improving available labour forecasts to plan for the future.
This forecast examines 467 occupations and ranks them in categories of high, moderately high, medium, and low demand. The goal is to provide a forecast considered more immediate than existing long-range forecasts. It’s an effective tool for a variety of stakeholders and government to assist in labour force planning.
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