Alberta’s Occupational Demand and Supply Outlook, 2015-2025

Alberta’s Occupational Demand and Supply Outlook, 2015-2025

The Occupational Demand and Supply Outlook is released every two years and contains information on forecasted labour shortages and surpluses for occupations in Alberta for the next 10 years. The most recent Outlook forecasts a cumulative labour shortage in Alberta of 49,000 workers by the year 2025.

Quick Facts

  • The Outlook is organized by National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes. To find the NOC code for an occupation you are interested in, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada’s website.
  • The Outlook uses factors such as economic and occupational outlook, demographics and education to forecast future demand for occupations and supply of workers in Alberta.
  • The imbalance between occupational demand and supply gives us a projected surplus or, in Alberta’s case, shortage for the next 10 years.

Who uses it?

Accurate labour market information is a powerful tool for addressing current and future challenges. By identifying areas where demand will be highest, we can start working now to fill our labour needs. This Outlook is a useful tool for:

  • The Alberta government and other levels of government;
  • Industry associations;
  • Employers;
  • Post-secondary institutions; and
  • Albertans looking to make training and career decisions.

What’s in demand?

The following are a few of the occupations with a forecasted labour shortage of more than 1,000 workers by 2025:

  • Managers in construction and transportation (NOC A37)
  • Computer and information systems professionals (NOC C07)
  • Nurse supervisors and registered nurses (NOC D11)
  • Medical technologists and technicians (NOC D21)
  • Sales and service supervisors (NOC G01)
  • Childcare and home support workers (NOC G81)
  • Motor vehicle and transit drivers (NOC H71)
  • Contractors, operators and supervisors in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture (NOC I01)

The Occupational Demand and Supply Outlook, along with other labour market information, will help the Alberta government reach the goal of its long-term labour force strategy: to develop a robust workforce to meet future demands by building essential skills and promoting ongoing learning.

Take a look at Alberta’s Occupational Demand and Supply Outlook, 2015-2025.

Modified: 2016-10-28
PID: 15053