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.



Both long-term and short-term economic changes such as the digital transition and the COVID‑19 pandemic have had a profound impact on the labour market in Alberta. For instance, as technology continues to advance rapidly, industries are undergoing significant transformations, leading to shifts in job requirements and skills. The pandemic further accelerated these changes, forcing businesses to adapt to remote work and digital operations. Consequently, both challenges and opportunities have appeared for Alberta’s labour market, as labour demand across sectors and occupations has shifted over the last decade.


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