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Labour Market

Sturgeon County’s labor force is expected to reach 14,187 by 2014, a 31 percent increase from an estimated 10,793 in 2009.

Labour Market

The labour force is rich in competencies and knowledge that contribute to success in the manufacturing sector. The region continues to attract workers with diverse skills and levels of experience in trades, transportation, and primary industries.

Sturgeon County offers education through public, Catholic, and private schools. Special programming includes French immersion, Christian and special needs. Sturgeon County elementary and high schools include approximately 287 teachers serving more than 4,200 students in 16 schools throughout the region.

Post-secondary education

Sturgeon County is in close proximity to Alberta universities, colleges, and technical/vocation schools, making it easy to remain in the region while pursuing advanced education options.

Degree, diploma, and certificate granting programs are available at most local institutions and include:

Faculty of Engineering (University of Alberta)

  • Biomedical, Chemical, and Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental, Mining and Petroleum Engineering

Faculty of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

  • Integrated Petroleum Geosciences

Certificate or diploma programs (at NAIT) in:

  • Petroleum Engineering Technology
  • Chemical Technology

Did You Know?

Sturgeon County is part of the Industrial Heartland - one of Canada's largest hydrocarbon and chemical processing centres with over $30 billion in existing investment.

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Start in Sturgeon

Start in Sturgeon is the Economic Development initiative of Sturgeon County, Alberta. The county encompasses a large area of land with several towns and hamlets throughout. 

Sturgeon County has become home to 40+ world class companies. Is yours next? 

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9613 - 100 Street
Morinville, AB, T8R 1L9

Phone: 780-939-8367
Email: info@sturgeoncounty.ca

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