The Alberta government is forecasting potential labour shortages in several key occupations by 2025, despite an ongoing downturn in the economy.
On Wednesday, the province released its Occupational Demand and Supply Outlook for the ten year period from 2015 to 2025.
The province forecasts that even with the economic challenges created by the drop in the global price of oil, there will still be nearly 50,000 unfilled jobs by 2025.
It predicts 401,000 jobs will be created over the ten year period – with only 352,000 available workers.
Jobs that could be facing shortages include managers in construction and transportation, computer and information systems professionals, nurse supervisors and registered nurses and sales and service supervisors.
The province’s Occupational Demand and Supply Outlook is meant to help the Alberta government provide training Albertans need in a changing economy.