Labour & Employment

The Central Alberta region fosters a strong rural work ethic that produces no shortage of skilled and dedicated workers. The presence of several higher education institutions contributes to an immensely diverse talent pool, which Innisfail benefits from directly.


Labour Force

  Total Male Female
Population 15 yrs+ 6,395 3,075 3,320
In the labour force 4,310 2,290 2,020
Participation rate (%) 67.4 74.5 60.8
Employed 4,070 2,135 1,935
Employment rate (%) 63.6 69.4 58.3

 

Business Summary

Total # of businesses 470
By category:  
Other 82
Construction & materials 79
Legal, accounting & business services 59
Auto dealers & repair 49
Educational, health & social services 46
Food stores & dining 39
Agricultural & natural resources 36
Hotels, theatres & recreation 25
Manufacturing 24
Finance, insurance & real estate 23
General merchandise & apparel 8

 

Employee Summary

Employees # Businesses #
1-4 265
5-19 165
20-99 36
100-499 4

 

Major Employers (by # of employees)

Employer # Employees
Innisfail Health Centre 250
Bilton Welding 180
Chinook's Edge School Division 177
Johns Manville 175
Country/Sunset Manor 133
NWP Industries 87