Job prospects Heavy Equipment Mechanic near Edmonton (AB)

Explore current and future job prospects for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics near Edmonton (AB). These trends also apply to people working as a heavy equipment mechanic.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

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Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be fair for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC 7312) in the Edmonton region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Coal production in Alberta has been in decline, largely because of the imminent closures of mines producing thermal coal for domestic use. The government mandated a transition from coal-fired power generation to natural gas-fired and renewable energy sources by 2023, limiting the job opportunities for this mining related occupation. In addition, the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project in southwest Alberta, aimed at extracting steelmaking, will not proceed due to its significant adverse environmental effects.

Here are some key facts about Heavy-duty equipment mechanics in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 5,920 people work in this occupation.
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 22%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 20%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 16%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 10%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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