Doing Business

Labour & Employment

Labour Force

Total population aged 15 years and over by labour force status (Information from 2011 Federal census)

LABOUR FORCE STATUS WAINWRIGHT
Total        4710
In Labour Force        3575
Employed        3385
Unemployed         190
Participation Rate      75.9%
Employment Rate      71.9%
Unemployment Rate       5.3%

Education

Highest Level of Schooling, Population Aged 25+ (Information from 2011 Federal census)

EDUCATION LEVEL PERCENTAGE
No certificate, diploma or degree        19.2%
High school diploma        25.8%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree        54.9%

Income

Median after-tax income in 2010 for economic families and persons not in economic families (Information from 2011 Federal census)

All economic families: $78,491

  • Couple families: $84,457
  • Lone-parent families: $59,186
  • Other economic families: $117,395

Persons not in economic families: $27,660

  • Males: $33,795
  • Females: $22,070

Major Employers

Employer # EMPLOYEES SECTOR
DND (Base Wainwright) 1000 Government
Wainwright Health Care Complex 220 Health/Social
Davco Welding Ltd. 200 Oil & Gas
Buffalo Trail Public School Division 135 Education
EastAlta Co-op Ltd. 135 Retail Trade
Walmart 130 Retail Trade
Carson Welding & Maintenance Ltd. 100 Oil & Gas
Encompass Credit Union 95 Finance
M.D. of Wainwright #61 90 Government
East Central AB Catholic S.S. Regional Div. #16 80   Education
Town of Wainwright 72 Government
Denmax Energy 50 Oil & Gas
Star Press 50 Manufacturing
H&E Oilfield Services Ltd. 50 Oil & Gas
No Frills 45 Retail Trade
Norris Ford 36 Retail Trade
Bunge North America, Inc. 30 Manufacturing
Husky Oil Ltd. 30 Oil & Gas
Global Fusion Coating 20 Oil & Gas
Poundmaker Pork Farm 15 Agriculture

compiled January 2016