Labour and Skills Demand in Alberta

Insights Using Big Data Intelligence

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This report examines Alberta's labour market trends, focusing on the impact of economic downturns, the COVID-19 crisis, and digital transformation. This study uses real-time labour market data, drawn from online job postings, to offer a granular perspective on demand dynamics across various sectors and occupations. The analysis in the report identifies emerging labour shortages in Alberta due to mega-trends such as digitalisation, AI adoption, automation, and population ageing and discusses key challenges such as youth unemployment and sector-specific labour shortages. The analysis in this report provides insights for policy makers, suggesting a need to support growing sectors, enhance digital skills development, address demand for health workers, and improve youth job access.


Leveraging big data to assess the diffusion of digital skill demands in labour markets

When using job postings to examine the diffusion of digital skills and technologies across labour markets, several previous studies have focused on counting the increase in the frequency with which the terms related to digital technologies have been mentioned across job postings.


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