Reversal of fortunes

Alberta’s labour market faces uncertainty as oil prices plummet
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/06/2015

Just a few months ago, Alberta’s natural resources sector was unquestionably the engine of Canada’s economy — and the nucleus of job creation. Alberta led the nation with employment growth of three per cent in 2014, according to TD Economics.

But since the dramatic decline in oil prices beginning in November 2014, future job prospects in the province are much less certain.