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Labour Force

Labour Force Stony Plain

The proximity of Stony Plain from Edmonton makes it an attractive option for commuters.

With high-quality careers and employment opportunities, more residents are taking advantage of the benefits of working within the community and closer to home than ever before.


Total Employment Labour Force (15 years and older)

Male Female Total
4,785 4,060 8,840

Source: National Household Survey 2011

Breakdown of Where Stony Plain Residents Work 1996 – 2011

breakdown-of-where-stony-plain-residents-work

Data Source: 1996, 2001 and 2006 Censuses of Population, Statistics Canada 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada

*Data derived from a different but similar collection method


Education Levels

Education Level Number
No certificate, diploma or degree 2,800
High school certificate or equivalent 3,910
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,830
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 2,385
University certificate or diploma below Bachelor level 340
University certificate, diploma or degree 1,280
Total population 15 years and over 11,825

Stony Plain Educational Attainment for Population Aged 25 to 64 years in 2011

Data Source: 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada


Labour Market (By Industry)

Stony Plain Labour Force


Unemployment Rate

Stony Plain has a low unemployment rate, which can be attributed to the thriving labour market across Alberta. The contingent of the population not in the labour force reflects the number of residents not currently of legal working age:

Year Employed Unemployed
2011 66.4% 4.9%
2006 68.5% 3.2%
2001 67.7% 3.4%
1996 64% 7%

Source: National Household Survey 2011 


Wages & Salaries

  • Minimum Wage: As of October 1, 2016 the minimum wage in Alberta is$12.20 per hour for most employees. Visit work.alberta.ca for more information
  • Alberta Salary Survey allows you to search wage and salary information for specific positions and industries. Find wage and salary information for occupations in Alberta through the 2013 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey

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