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Canada: Firm lists top five jobs in Alberta

January 20 2014

Ongoing skills and labor shortages, along with advancements in business and technology, will mean an increased demand for five key occupations in Alberta in 2014, according to Alberta-based Collective Technical Recruitment. The recruitment firm targets the oil and gas, construction and financial sectors.

“This year we’re going to see a number of recruitment challenges in Alberta,” said Trevor Mahl, senior executive recruiter for Collective Technical Recruitment. “In particular, employers in the oil sands, construction and finance are going to have a tough time finding the right people for the right positions.”

Collective Technical Recruitment’s top five in-demand jobs for 2014 are:

  1. Steam and power engineers: According to Enform, power engineers are the most in-demand occupation in the oil sands.
  2. Environmental science jobs: Also driven by Alberta’s oil sands, environmental careers such as soil reclamation technologists will be increasing in demand.
  3. Construction professionals: With a reported 845 major construction projects in the works in Alberta, demand for construction managers and supervisors is expected to increase.
  4. Management or skilled positions: There will be about 4.3 million management positions and other jobs requiring post-secondary education over the next 10 years.
  5. Finance and insurance professionals: There will be about 1,000 job openings for jobs like auditors, accountants and insurance professionals in 2014.


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