Doing Business

Labour & Employment

Labour Force

Total population aged 15 years and over by labour force status (Information from 2016 Federal census)

LABOUR FORCE STATUS WAINWRIGHT
Total        4850
In Labour Force        3610
Employed        3375
Unemployed          235
Participation Rate      74.4%
Employment Rate      69.6%
Unemployment Rate        6.5%

Education

Highest Level of Schooling, Population Aged 25+ (Information from 2016 Federal census)

EDUCATION LEVEL PERCENTAGE
No certificate, diploma or degree        13.0%
High school diploma        31.4%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree        55.6%

Income

Median after-tax income in 2015 for economic families and persons not in economic families (Information from 2016 Federal census)

All economic families: $87,296

  • Couple families: $103,424
  • Lone-parent families: $52,352

Persons not in economic families: $37,632

  • Males: $42,912
  • Females: $32,661

Major Employers

Employer # EMPLOYEES SECTOR
DND (Base Wainwright) 1000 Government
Wainwright Health Care Complex 220 Health/Social
Buffalo Trail Public School Division 135 Education
Cornerstone Co-op Ltd. 135 Retail Trade
Walmart 125 Retail Trade
AECOM Welding & Maintenance Ltd. 100 Oil & Gas
Sunhaven Farms 100 Agriculture
Davco Welding Ltd. 100 Oil & Gas
M.D. of Wainwright #61 95 Government
Encompass Credit Union 90 Finance
East Central AB Catholic S.S. Regional Div. #16 86   Education
Denmax Energy 70 Oil & Gas
Town of Wainwright 65 Government
No Frills 45 Retail Trade
Norris Ford 38 Retail Trade
H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. 32 Oil & Gas
Bunge North America, Inc. 30 Manufacturing
Husky Oil Ltd. 30 Oil & Gas
Star Press 25 Manufacturing
Global Fusion Coating 18 Oil & Gas

compiled March 2018