Labour Force

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
4,935 4,220 9,155

Source: 2016 Federal Census

Breakdown of Where Stony Plain Residents Work 1996 – 2011


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 2,755
High school certificate or equivalent 4,145
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,890
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 2,770
University certificate or diploma below Bachelor level 450
University certificate, diploma or degree 1,405
Total population 15 years and over 13,420

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
2016 62.0% 9.2%
2011 66.4% 4.9%
2006 68.5% 3.2%
2001 67.7% 3.4%
1996 64.0% 7.0%

Source: 2016 Federal Census

Wages & Salaries

  • Minimum Wage: Effective June 26, 2019, minimum wage for most employees is 15$ per hour, and for students under the age of 18 it is 13$ per hour. 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 2017 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey

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