With the bustling economy in Alberta, obtaining a well-paying position with a promising future in any worker’s area of interest and expertise has never been easier. According to Statistics Canada, the wild rose province had the lowest unemployment rate in 2007 in the country, at three per cent or less in all major occupations.

If you are looking for work anywhere in Alberta, online websites are excellent resources because they offer opportunities in every geographic area of the province. Classified ads are a good source as well and most are available online for free or for a modest subscription fee. Employment agencies that specialize in placements in Information Technology, accounting, office administration, oil and gas companies, ­construction and transportation can be found online as well.

Mason Davies is owner/operator at Trades Labour Corporation and he says he can’t keep the employers’ requests for workers filled.

“I see a lot of newcomers to Edmonton and I can usually place them with immediate work in construction or other areas. And a temporary placement often results in a permanent position.”

An increasing demand for workers who are based in Edmonton but who will work for employers that fly them in and out of work sites in northern Alberta or the Territories, where the labour shortage is even more severe, is being felt as well.

Davies also notes that employers will often take on workers who don’t have the necessary educational requirements, if they have at least had some experience with the occupation.

“They welcome new recruits and will gladly put them through apprenticeship training or night classes to get the credentials, while employing them at promising full-time jobs,” he says.

“Overall, the employment market is very good right now and workers can be optimistic about finding the right career for them.”

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