Red Deer has a very skilled and educated work force with over 4,000 businesses providing employment in Red Deer.
|Labour Statistics||Red Deer||Alberta||Canada|
Top Occupations in Red Deer
The Central Alberta Economic Partnership Community Overview for 2016 shows there are a total of 65,581 jobs in Red Deer with the top three occupations providing 57.5 per cent of the jobs. The top three occupation fields are identified as:
|Occupation||Number of Jobs in 2016||Growth|
|Sales and Service||14,192||8%|
|Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators||13,365||9.5%|
|Business, Finance and Administration||10,207||8%|
The Top Industries in Red Deer:
|Industry||Number of jobs||Percentage of total Red Deer jobs|
|Health care and social assistance||8,009||12%|
Other significant industries in Red Deer include, Mining, Quarry, Oil and Gas Extraction, Manufacturing, Accommodation and Food Services, Educational Services, Public Administration, and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
Post Secondary Labour Development
Red Deer College is one reason for our highly skilled and educated workforce. The College is home to the Centre of Innovation in Manufacturing. The Centre currently houses 4.2 million dollars in cutting edge, industry-leading, prototype and advanced manufacturing equipment, This equipment helps make graduates from the Centre some of the most sought after in Alberta and Canada. These graduates can enter the workforce immediately after graduation and directly impact the strength of Red Deer's manufacturing industry, making it one of the strongest in Canada. Red Deer College works directly with local businesses to develop customized trade apprenticeships and training programs to keep up with the changing needs of industry.
Red Deer is also home to the Donald School of Business which has been located in downtown Red Deer since 2010. The Donald School of Business has over 1,000 students enrolled in 14 programs including business administration, management, marketing, human resources and many others. In each year over 300 graduates come out of these programs and are ready to join our strong business and financial sector.
Red Deer College has over 7,000 full-time students, offering certificates, diplomas and degrees in over 75 different career and academic programs and is a major asset to Red Deer and Central Alberta's economy.
Education Levels (ages 25-64)
|Highest Level of Education Attainment||%||Total number of people|
|No certificate, diploma or degree||14||8,594|
|High school diploma or equivalent||25||15,505|
|Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma||13||8,250|
|University certificate, diploma, or degree at bachelor level or above||18||11,129|