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Outlook & Prospects for Government Managers - Health and Social Policy Development and Program Administration in Yukon Territory
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No employment outlook has been assigned to Government Managers - Health and Social Policy Development and Program Administration (NOC 0411) in the Yukon due to low levels of employment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek 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.
- 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
- The Yukon Housing Corporation issued requests for proposals to implement the Housing Action Plan. Information is required on the present status and quality of Yukon's housing programs and stock, rental market data, and new housing start statistics.
- The City of Whitehorse is seeking bids for the operation of a city-wide recycling program that would offer curbside pickup. The proposed program would charge 5,800 Whitehorse ratepayers about $15 a month for both collection and processing of recyclables.
- Capstone Mining is planning to cut back operations at its Minto Mine in response to low copper prices. By the end of March 2016, about 40 contract underground miners will be affected.
- The Government of Yukon is soliciting design work for the first phase of upgrades to the Alaska Highway through Whitehorse. The government proposed a $200M project to upgrade a 40 kilometre stretch of road through the city.
- The main administration building for the Government of Yukon in Whitehorse is undergoing $5.5M renovations to improve its energy efficiency. The work is expected to be complete in June.
- The Frostbite Music Festival is returning to Whitehorse in February, after a two-year hiatus due to budgetary constraints. The family-oriented festival now emphasizes local artists.
- Business owners in Haines Junction are reviving the local St. Elias Chamber of Commerce. A number of new businesses have opened in the community in recent years, including a hostel, hotel, and grocery store.
- Renovations to a new continuing care facility in downtown Whitehorse are more than two months behind schedule, pushing back the opening that was planned for November 2015. Government of Yukon officials did not specify a new opening date.
- The Yukon Bureau of Statistics reported that 200 more people in the territory were unemployed in December 2015 compared to the previous month. The agency also reported that the number of employed people decreased by 800.
- The Government of Yukon provided more than $188,000 to organizations that promote and enhance cultural activities in Yukon communities. The funding is expected to create approximately 2,819 hours of employment for seven people.
- Stantec Architecture Limited of Whitehorse was awarded a contract worth up to $250,000 for planning and engineering design options for a parcel of land in the city. The work is expected to be complete by June 2016.
- Kaminak Gold Corp unveiled a feasibility study for is Coffee gold property south of Dawson City. The study estimates peak employment during construction would hit 480. Once operational, the proposed mine would require an estimated 435 employees.
- A partially completed apartment building in the Falcon Ridge neighbourhood of Whitehorse is scheduled for demolition by the summer 2016. The building has been sitting abandoned since a court ordered the developer to halt construction in 2013.
- Construction is underway on the Yukon River ice bridge in Dawson City, which replaces a seasonal ferry service for west Dawson residents
- Yukon College in Whitehorse is committed to maintaining trades and vocational training programs as it transitions to university status. The school recently cut a language training program as part of a financial reorganization.
- The Government of Yukon announced a program to help foreign-trained accountants acquire the skills needed for employment. The program includes coursework in business communications, workplace culture, and Yukon First Nations culture.
- The Government of Yukon is providing $19,850 through the Health Investment Fund to three community groups to support opportunities for youth. The funding will assist with project coordinator and participant wages.
- Capstone Mining is re-evaluating the viability of its Minto mine in an era of low commodity prices. According to the mine manager, there is the possibility of a temporary closure in 2017. The site currently has approximately 300 employees and contractors.
- The Government of Yukon is providing a total of $150,000 to Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Teslin Tlingit Council for projects that help create jobs. The projects will provide nearly 1,200 hours of employment to about 11 people.
- The Palace Grande Theatre in Dawson City will be closed for the entire 2016 season to allow for $3.8M in major repairs and renovations. The theatre is expected to re-open in 2017.
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