Job Market Trends and News


Following labour market events is key to helping job seekers understand where the opportunities (short, medium and long-term) might be in a local community and elsewhere in the country.

The following table presents local and regional labour market events and announcements for the selected Province or Territory which can complement your job search and career exploration.

News Archive

Want to find out more about local or provincial labour market history? The labour market news archive may be a good place to start.

In this section, you can browse archived news titles, whose links are no longer functional, for up to one year from the current date. The archived news can help you understand the labour market trends in geographic areas and industries that are of interest to you.

  • Week of Dec 05 - Dec 09, 2016

    The Minto Mine is hoping to recall Pelly Construction to begin stripping their next open pit target in the first week of January 2017, pending government approval. The recall will likely mean bringing back 40 to 45 of Pelly¿s workers who were laid off.

  • Week of Nov 28 - Dec 02, 2016

    Golden Predator Mining Corp has been granted a Class 4 Mining Land Use Permit at its 3 Aces Gold Project. The permit, which is valid for five years, allows the company to significantly expand exploration, and build new roads and trenches.

  • Week of Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016

    The City of Whitehorse has earmarked $39.1M from its 2017 capital budget for its new operations building. The project is subject to public hearings and approval by city council, and if approved, construction could begin in 2017.

  • Week of Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2016

    Raven Recycling in Whitehorse has added staff to cope with the increase in donations following the temporary closure of the free store at the City of Whitehorse landfill on April 7, 2016. The closure has also impacted the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

  • Week of Oct 24 - Oct 28, 2016

    Alkan Air has opened a new flight training centre at the Whitehorse airport. The centre offers a two-year diploma program in aviation management, in partnership with Yukon College.

  • Week of Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2016

    Golden Predator Mining started its drilling program at the 3 Aces gold project in the Yukon. The drilling contract was awarded to a joint venture between Boart Longyear and the Liard First Nation.

  • Week of Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016

    Whitehorse- based Pelly Construction, a contractor at the Minto copper mine, laid off 58 employees after open-pit mining wrapped up at the end of September 2016

  • Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016

    The Government of Yukon and the Carcross/Tagish First Nation have signed a four-year education agreement setting joint participation on staffing and school programming across the Traditional Territory

  • Week of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016

    Scoop'em Jim's, a year-round ice cream, gelato and frozen yogurt shop, recently opened its doors in Whitehorse

  • Week of Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2016

    Yukon College opened an $8.3M Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining in Whitehorse

  • Week of Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2016

    The Government of Yukon is providing a $60,000 annual contribution for three years to the SingleTrack to Success Project. The funding will create employment opportunities for Indigenous youth.

  • Week of Sep 05 - Sep 09, 2016

    The MacBride Museum of Yukon History is receiving $6M in combined government funding to construct a new building in downtown Whitehorse

  • Week of Aug 29 - Sep 02, 2016

    Goldcorp, a Vancouver-based gold producer, is adding staff to its Whitehorse office

  • Week of Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2016

    Mining and stockpiling ore at the Minto Mine are expected to continue until the beginning of October 2016, ensuring further employment for the Pelly Construction crew. The original plans called for mining to stop in August.

  • Week of Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016

    The Government of Yukon is providing $156,000 for community-based projects that are expected to create 2,400 hours of employment for approximately 30 people

  • Week of Aug 08 - Aug 12, 2016

    The Government of Yukon and the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun have signed a three-year agreement that outlines joint communication and participation on curriculum development, school programming and staffing on the Traditional Territory

  • Week of Aug 01 - Aug 05, 2016

    The Government of Yukon is investing $3.8M through Northwestel and Total North Communications to improve community information technology infrastructure

  • Week of Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2016

    The governments of Yukon and Canada announced a $78M joint funding for 17 infrastructure projects across the territory

  • Week of Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2016

    Yukon government employees will receive a 5% salary increase over the next three years. The raise comes as a result of a new collective agreement ratified between the Yukon Employees Union and the territorial government.

  • Week of Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016

    The Government of Yukon is providing funding to the Mental Health Association of Yukon for an executive director position, to the end of 2018

  • Week of Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2016

    The Government of Yukon signed an agreement with the Government of Canada that will make available more than $69.7M in combined funding for infrastructure projects

  • Week of Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2016

    The Watson Lake Skills Exploration pilot initiative, a partnership between Yukon College, Watson Lake Secondary School, and the Government of Yukon has graduated eight participants following a 20 week trades program

  • Week of Jun 06 - Jun 10, 2016

    Yukon Energy is planning to build an $80M transmission line between Mayo and Keno City as a replacement for existing infrastructure

  • Week of May 30 - Jun 03, 2016

    Business owners in Dawson City do not anticipate a shortage of workers for the upcoming summer tourist season. The tourist season relies on an annual influx of transient service industry workers.

  • Week of May 23 - May 27, 2016

    The Yukon Legislative Assembly has passed the Student Financial Assistance Act which enhances student funding. Students are no longer required to maintain a certain grade in order to receive the full amount of the Yukon Grant.

  • Week of May 16 - May 20, 2016

    Goldcorp, one of the world's largest gold producers, will purchase the Kaminak Gold Corporation, a junior mining company looking to develop a new mine near Dawson City

  • Week of May 09 - May 13, 2016

    The City of Whitehorse has started construction on a new $32M operations building for city vehicles and transit buses

  • Week of May 02 - May 06, 2016

    The Yukon Housing Corporation is enhancing the Home Repair Program which provides funding to homeowners and landlords for maintenance and improvements

  • Week of Apr 25 - Apr 29, 2016

    Sears Canada will close its Whitehorse retail outlet on May 15, 2016, but the company plans to retain a catalogue agency in the city

  • Week of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016

    Dulac Mining is auctioning off 104 of its mining claims near Dawson City

  • Week of Apr 11 - Apr 15, 2016

    The Government of Yukon is investing more than $15M during 2016-17 for infrastructure work in the Whistle Bend subdivision in Whitehorse

  • Week of Apr 04 - Apr 08, 2016

    The Government of Yukon is investing approximately $10.7M over two years for construction work on the Robert Campbell Highway

  • Week of Mar 28 - Apr 01, 2016

    The Yukon government is committing $2.7M over the next three years to the Yukon Now tourism marketing program. The funding is subject to legislative approval.

  • Week of Mar 21 - Mar 25, 2016

    The federal and Yukon governments are providing approximately $5.8M for infrastructure projects in six communities in the territory

  • Week of Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2016

    The Government of Yukon is providing $22,000 to Humane Society Yukon to improve the heating system and install new flooring at the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter in Whitehorse

  • Week of Mar 07 - Mar 11, 2016

    Residents are set to start moving into the Alexander McDonald Lodge, a new continuing care facility in Dawson City

  • Week of Feb 29 - Mar 04, 2016

    Nine arts organizations in Whitehorse and Dawson City are receiving more than $2M in federal funding

  • Week of Feb 22 - Feb 26, 2016

    Victoria Gold Corp announced a $3.6M exploration budget for their Olive-Shamrock area, with work scheduled to start in April 2016

  • Week of Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2016

    The Government of Yukon is contributing $0.45M towards planning and designing an expansion at the MacBride Museum of Yukon History in Whitehorse

  • Week of Feb 08 - Feb 12, 2016

    Yukon College has developed an online course on the territory's aboriginal culture, history and contemporary issues, in cooperation with fourteen Yukon First Nations. Yukon First Nations 101 is aimed at businesses and non-governmental organizations.

  • Week of Feb 01 - Feb 05, 2016

    The Government of Yukon announced support for placer miners through road maintenance projects and reclamation guidelines. The Klondike Placer Miners' Association is helping to identify upgrades required in the goldfields.

  • Week of Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016

    The Government of Yukon provided a total of $134,285 to ten arts organizations to support the creation of new artistic projects and workshops

  • Week of Jan 22 - Jan 26, 2016

    The Film and Sound Commission in the Yukon is launching a pilot mentorship program to provide film producers with knowledge and advice from experts in the field. The Screen Production Yukon, Yukon Film Society and the commission will work together to pair mentors with local producers.

  • Week of Jan 18 - Jan 22, 2016

    The Government of Yukon, Bell Let's Talk and Northwestel announced $500,000 to support the launch of mental health programs for youth in the territory

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