Job prospects Heavy Equipment Operator Apprentice near Edmonton (AB)

Explore current and future job prospects for Heavy equipment operators (except crane) near Edmonton (AB). These trends also apply to people working as a heavy equipment operator apprentice.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Heavy equipment operators (except crane) (NOC 7521) in the Edmonton region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Heavy equipment operators (except crane) in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 3,850 people work in this occupation.
  • Heavy equipment operators (except crane) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 61%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 7%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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