Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Yukon Territory||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Purchasing agents and officers (NOC 1225) in Yukon.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment is expected to decline.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Purchasing agents and officers in Yukon:
- Approximately 50 people worked in this occupation in May 2011.
- Purchasing agents and officers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 75%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 8% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 69% compared to 66% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 23% compared to 21% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 69% compared to 50% for all occupations
- Women: 31% compared to 50% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: n/a
- High school diploma or equivalent: n/a
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: n/a
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 38% compared to 26% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: n/a
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 27 - Mar 03, 2017
- Goldcorp intends to submit its proposal for the Coffee Gold Project before March 31, 2017, to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board, for both the open pit mine operation and the required road upgrades and new road construction
- Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd has agreed to a five-year, $2.5M mineral exploration program as part of the acquisition of the OGI Zinc project near Dawson City
- White Gold Corp is planning to start its 2017 exploration program in May at its property in the White Gold District of the Yukon. The company plans drilling and survey work which is scheduled to end in October.
- The Government of Yukon and self-governing Yukon First Nations have signed a memorandum of understanding to address and resolve matters related to mineral prospecting, exploration, mine development, production, and reclamation, in Yukon
- The Government of Yukon is providing $360,000 to the Klondike Placer Miners' Association, and $375,000 to the Yukon Chamber of Mines to support education and outreach activities
- The Government of Yukon has increased its commitment to the Yukon mineral exploration program to $1.6M for the 2017-18 budget year. The program supports early-stage exploration to locate hard rock and placer mineral occurrences.
- Victoria Gold is banking on an additional $40M in capital to start work on its Eagle Gold Project near Mayo. The company estimates that peak employment during mine construction will reach 400, with the same amount of employment during production.
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