December 20, 2013 3:20 pm
Updated: December 20, 2013 3:21 pm

Top 5 list of Alberta’s in-demand jobs for 2014


CALGARY- Looking for a fresh start in the New Year? An Alberta recruitment firm has just released the list of five in-demand occupations in 2014.

Collective Technical Recruitment says ongoing skills and labour shortages, combined with advancements in business and technology will mean an increased need for workers in a number of industries.

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“This year we’re going to see a number of recruitment challenges in Alberta,” says Trevor Mahl, senior executive recruiter for Collective Technical Recruitment. “In particular, employers in the oil sands, construction and finance are going to have a tough time finding the right people for the right positions.”

The top five in demand sectors are:

Steam and power engineers

-The most in-demand occupation in the oilsands.

Environmental science jobs

-Environmental careers like soil reclamation technologists will be needed

Construction professionals

-Nearly 900 projects in the works in Alberta worth about $2 billion has increased the need for construction workers.

Management or skilled positions

-it’s predicted that there will be 4.3 million management positions requiring post-secondary education over the next decade.

Finance and insurance professionals

-An estimated 1,000 job openings for auditors, insurance professionals and accountants are forecast for 2014.

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