Plenty Vacancies: Jobs In Calgary
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Plenty Vacancies: Jobs In Calgary

Even as you go through this content, there is plenty media hype about this one Canadian province and its impressive economy. Be it the oil patch that is fueling the Canadian economy, the center is to be found in Alberta, be it the most promising economy of all, statistics point to Alberta.

Economies of most provinces in Canada are expected to flop while that of Alberta is expected to gain this year according to Statistics Canada. Is it really true that everything good is to be found in this one Canadian province? We sought to find out by doing a quick, if not in-depth survey of jobs in Calgary, one of Alberta’s big cities.

Calgary is in fact, Alberta’s biggest city, if population is anything to value, or course it is an asset in business. The city is the second most corporate in Canada after Toronto, the state capital. The city is part of Canada’s most urbanized zone; the Calgary-Edmonton corridor. This is essentially a region bustling with business activities between the two cities of Calgary and Edmonton. To add onto all these complements, Calgary is still Canada’s center of oil and gas industry. Sounds nice, don’t you agree?

Jobs in Calgary come in a rich variety. Some are well paying while others are but average in terms of salary standards. The sectors that rule employment and job creation industry in Calgary include:

  • The oil and gas sector
  • Hotel & Tourism sector
  • Chemicals sector

The Oil and Gas Sector

This is one sector of the city’s economy that has a track record of excellence. Until the late 1980’s the city fully depended on oil for virtually all aspects of its life. Most of the current sectors had not seen the light of day, so to say. Trends however changed with the oil crisis and the subsequent crunch that hit the industry in the same decade. The industry still rules the employment and job creation sector in Calgary, nonetheless.

The oil and gas industry in Calgary is in need of skilled engineers. The particular fields that need fresh personnel include:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mining engineering
  • Petroleum engineering

The Hotel & Tourism Sector

From its geographical location at the confluence of Bow and Elbow Rivers to its economic superiority in the region, Calgary is simply irresistible for tourists. Surveys by Statistics Canada Alberta show that the city received up to 3 million tourists last year alone. The numbers are poised to rise higher. To meet the needs of these millions of foreign nationals, world-class hotels are rising up in their hundreds throughout Calgary. With the increasing numbers, job opportunities in the industry are also on an upward trend.

Chemicals Sector

You imagine anything chemical in Calgary and you at once think of the 2 big brothers in the industry:

  • Dow Chemicals
  • Nova Chemicals

These two chemical companies account for the largest percentage of jobs in the entire industry in the city.

Now you subscribe to the popular philosophy that there are plenty jobs in Calgary, don’t you?


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