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Beginning nearly two years ago, the oilpatch took the large hit from collapsing oil prices and Calgary unemployment has reflected this. As of 2017, there is the beginnings of new optimism as the planned cuts by Opec should support higher prices. It will take a while for employment to recover. House prices in Calgary have not fallen off of a cliff but we also haven't seen the same kind of spikes as in Vancouver & Toronto. If the oil prices do hold and employment becomes vigorous then we may end up playing some catch up.
Well even Calgary has not escaped the 2008/2009 recession. There is not the hiring binge that there once was. Add to that reports by EI that out here the percentage increase in unemployed has seen larger than normal increases. Housing costs etc have not fallen a great deal so, if you are thinking of coming here you may end up paying more and earning less (if anything).
The sizzling hot economy in Calgary has created shortages of workers in many diverse occupations in Calgary. The influx of people has not kept up with the demand and so competition to attract quality staff has placed a lot of upward pressure on wages. Many businesses are having to up the ante to attract employees and also to retain their current ones.
Below are some resources for anyone who may be thinking of a career change or planning to move to Calgary
The Calgary Herald has extensive job listings with the big career section appearing on Saturday's.
The Calgary Sun also has a large section for Employment.
City of Calgary Employment FAQ
Calgary Health Region
More Employment Related Resources:
Calgary Public Library - Youth / Teen Job Hunting Page
Calgary Youth Employment Centre
Calgary Exhibition & Stampede Job Postings
University of Calgary Career Services
Sait Student Employment Services
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