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Demographics and Management Employees By Jeffrey Reed t’s a fact: management personnel, including senior management and human resources managers, are in shortage. The mechanical, piping and plumbing industry is not immune to this growing problem. An aging workforce, and competition from other industries are both putting pressure on the industry to replace a diminishing management sector. And, it takes time, money, education and training in order to properly invest in the future of company leadership. In October 2006, Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) released its paper, Looking-Ahead: A 10-Year Outlook for the Canadian Labour Market (2006-2015). It stated, more than two-thirds of all new jobs are expected to be in occupations usually I requiring post-secondary education, or in management. A main factor influencing new job creation includes how the industry employing people in a particular occupation evolves. For example, job creation among plumbers will be dependent on the outlook for the construction industry. In its study, HRSDC stated, among the occupations that generally require post-secondary education or that are in the management group, demand will be particularly high for those usually requiring a university degree. Employment in this category is projected to increase by an average of 1.6% annually between 2006 and 2015. This rapid growth is explained in part by the continued shift to a knowledge-based economy. Expansion Demand by Skill Level, 2006-2015 Non-student employment (000s) 2005 Total Skill level2 Management Occupations usually requiring: - university education - college education or apprenticeship training - high school diploma - only on-the-job training 2,525.8 4,843.2 4,353.3 1,467.5 2,971.2 5,402.6 4,778.2 1,564.8 1.6% 1.1% 0.9% 0.6% 445.4 559.4 424.9 97.3 26.2% 33.0% 25.0% 5.7% 1,376.7 1,547.0 1.2% 170.3 10.0% 14,566.8 2015 16,263.8 Growth (AAGR1) 2006-2015 1.1% 1,697.0 100.0% Change (000s) Share of change Source: HRSDC - SPRD, Labour Market and Skills Forecasting and Analysis, 2006 Reference Scenario. 1AAGR: average annual growth rate. 2Skill levels are based on the 2001 NOC Matrix, in which occupations are grouped according to the education level and training normally required. 34 Mechanical Contractors Associations of Alberta, B.C., Manitoba & Saskatchewan 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Mechanical Piping Plumbing Journal 2008

Mechanical Piping Plumbing Journal 2008
MCA Canada Chairman
MCA Alberta
MCA British Columbia
MCA Manitoba
MCA Saskatchewan
British Columbia
Demographics & Management Employees
Insurance – The Pros & Cons of Subguard®
Construction Sector Council Data
Richmond Olympic Oval Uses the Ice to Heat Things Up
B.C.’s Hydrogen Highway™: The Hydrogen + Fuel Cell Alternative
The Manitoba Hydro Tower Project
Index to Advertisers

Mechanical Piping Plumbing Journal 2008