Workforce management services
The workforce is the key driver for any successful economy. With a strong energy industry and diversification through sectors such as financial services, transportation and logistics, and film, television and creative industries, Calgary’s workforce is positioned for continued success.
Calgary’s labour market offers distinct benefits to firms as they consider global alternatives: its labour force has one of the highest levels of education in the world and the city has one of the highest labour force participation rates globally.
Despite the highly-skilled and educated labour market that currently exists, the continued growth of Calgary’s talent pool is needed as the city faces a looming labour shortage. Employers are building national and international recruitment strategies to attract new talent, while at the same time creating retention strategies to keep employees and new graduates in Calgary. To provide support, Calgary Economic Development, in partnership with industry, business, government and the education sector, leads an ongoing workforce development sector.
Maintain sustained economic growth and prosperity in the Calgary Region through efforts workforce development and human capital attraction.
We envision a future where Calgary has a productive and economically effective workforce with the appropriate mix of skills and abilities, and one that is prepared for continuous changes in our environment.
To enhance economic development in the Calgary Region by increasing the supply of competent employees and improving the quality of life for Calgarians.
Calgary Economic Development is poised to act as the catalyst, participating in partnership with business, post-secondary education, government and industry stakeholders in the implementation of these activities.
All workforce management activities, services and products fall within four core functions:
1. Labour attraction support
Calgary Economic Development’s marketing campaign, Calgary. Be Part of the Energy, is aimed at attracting the best and brightest to Calgary to make a living and make a life. Learn more about Calgary. Be Part of the Energy.
In addition, Calgary Economic Development works with the local workforce and human resources community to provide information, tools, research and networking opportunities to ensure employers are set up for success in their recruitment and retention efforts.
2. Information on moving to Calgary
LiveinCalgary.com is an authoritative website to support people considering a move to the city as well as those settling in. The website provides information on everything from choosing a community, obtaining a driver's license, to cultural activities and educational institutions.
3. Employer best practices
Through a series of best practices forums, programming and information, Calgary Economic Development shares information to assist employers with the development of effective attraction, development and retention strategies.
4. Labour market information & studies
Providing detailed local labour market information for employers, local and international job seekers around current and future opportunities, areas of job growth and labour market conditions. Read Calgary Economic Development's labour force studies and research reports.