Unemployment is sitting at a startling 4.9% in Calgary, second lowest in the country. A wealth of opportunity is available to workers in trades, healthcare, energy, and many more industries. With such a promising job market, it’s a good time to start hunting for homes for sale in Calgary. Qualified workers are in high demand, particularly in these high growth sectors.
Here’s a few employment options for the career-minded looking to move to Cowtown.
Healthcare workers across the board are increasing in demand, due to a growing city as well as an aging population. Workers in the second-largest employment industry include registered nurses and technicians. Those looking to break into healthcare should think outside the box: the Calgary healthcare industry needs patient services aids, healthcare administrators, and dental hygienists. Social assistance is also considered part of the growing healthcare sector, with above average job growth expected for occupational therapists and child care workers.
With a forecasted annual growth of 4% until 2015, the construction industry is steadily providing new jobs for pipefitters, welders, and millwrights alike. Apprentices need not fret about getting experience in Alberta. Not only is the trades industry booming, but the scholarships for apprentices number in the hundreds.
Positions in management require a combination of experience and education. With these essential assets, you may be the latest incumbent of one of Calgary’s in-demand jobs. What’s more, the jobs often have lucrative advancement opportunities. Management opportunities in construction, finance, healthcare, and public administration are projected to grow above the average rate.
Krista Kehoe, Calgary real estate agent & REALTOR®