Labour 

LABOUR STATISTICS

Great businesses need great employees, and the task of finding them can be more challenging than ever. Across our region you’ll find a large, skilled labour force with the education and know-how to get the job done in any industry.

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region is Canada’s fifth largest economy in terms of labour force and employment. The annual labour force in the region in 2018 was over 837,000 people.

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As of June 2019, there are over 4,000 corporations with their company’s senior management located in Canada; of those 420 corporations have their head office in Alberta.

The median employment family income in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region was $106,000. This is higher than elsewhere in Canada: national median family income in 2017 was $79,000.

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region is the youngest region in the country and has been ranked as the best community in the country for youth work according to the Urban Work Index

  • Alberta post secondary institutions are the fourth largest supplier of STEM graduates in the country. From 2012 to 2016, more than 40,900 students graduated from Alberta’s post secondary with a STEM degree.
  • Over the same period, 2012 to 2016, post secondary institutions enrolled more than 91,600 students in STEM programs, and over 20,300 STEM graduates completed their program.
  • Of those STEM graduates, more than 2,600 persons specialized in fields related to: Advanced Manufacturing,  AI, Automation and Robotics, Big Data, Cyber Security, Telecommunications and ICT.

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