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Occupations in Alberta

Explore the Possibilities

Explore the duties, working conditions and educational needs of more than 550 occupations. See whether the career you want is in demand, what you’ll need to study and more.


In Demand Occupations

Planning your career? Discover which occupations are in demand in Alberta, including the number of people employed and related occupations.



Need help finding a job that fits who you are? You’ve come to the right place—you’ll find more than 550 occupations to choose from. Learn what subjects you’ll need to take and whether your personality suits the job. Discover how much you can earn and what your duties will be. It is your path to plan. Get started now.

Easy Reading Profiles

Peoples with low-literacy skills can learn about 24 occupations in these Easy Reading job profiles. Written at a Grade 2 to 3 level, the profiles feature simple sentences and a lower vocabulary to encourage a higher degree of comprehension in adults who struggle to read.

Occupational Videos

You can check out videos featuring a day in the life of more than 120 Alberta occupations, from an Aboriginal culture training consultant to a wood furniture designer. It’s a great way to keep an eye on your career plans.


Earn a paycheque and learn a trade—now that’s the ticket! As an apprentice, you train on the job under the watchful eye of a qualified tradesperson. And you often get paid even while you take your classroom technical training. What are you waiting for? Explore trades in Alberta and take your future into your own hands.

Occupations in Demand

Want to know what jobs Alberta employers will need to fill over the next few years? Researchers keep an eye on the labour market and put together lists of careers in demand. Take a look at the page below and see if one of these occupations might work for you.

What's New

New & Updated Profiles

See at a glance what’s new when it comes to occupational profiles. Explore recently added new profiles, or any updates to the profiles already on file. Check back regularly; you might find a career that works out exactly right for you.

Emerging Occupations

Alberta boasts of jobs today that your parents never dreamed of at your age. Cyber forensic investigator? Social media specialist? Solar installer? Who knew? Emerging occupations are the jobs of the new millennium, created by advances in technology and consumer demand. Explore tomorrow’s world of work in the careers below.