Labour & Employment

Rocky View’s economic advantages, including competitive taxes, a varied selection of land for development, proximity to world-class infrastructure and the strategic location to the Calgary Region, make Rocky View County a preferred destination for large investments and key real estate acquisitions from business executives, site selectors and sovereign wealth managers. Some of North America's best-known companies now call Rocky View County home.

Rocky View is well positioned to attract and maintain its labour force and resident community. Whether you are a job-seeker or an employer, the community offers quality employment opportunities and highly-skilled staff.

Unemployment Rate

According to Statistics Canada, the unemployment rate is 4.4 per cent in Rocky View County, with the provincial average at 7.4 per cent. Alberta consistently reports some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.

Wage & Salary Rates

As of September 2012, the minimum wage in Alberta is $9.75 per hour. A reported by Statistics Canada, in 2012 Albertans drew a higher than average hourly wage at $27.50, compared to the Canadian average of $23.92.

Salary Information by Industry

WAGEInfo is an online tool that allows visitors to search for wage and salary information for specific positions and industries within Alberta. Select "Calgary Region" to include Airdrie in the search results. It also reports skills shortages in each profession.

Other Resources

See For Yourself

The Rocky View Advantage

Watch The Rocky View Advantage—a short video showcasing the world-class opportunities for business and industrial development in Rocky View County.

Careers at Rocky View

Are you looking for a solid career with unbeatable benefits and real potential for growth? Visit our careers site for the latest County job opportunities.