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 Dec 19 - Dec 23, 2016
- Pelly Construction is expected to call back 47 employees for work at the Minto Mine site following approval from the Government of Yukon for a new open pit. The catering contractor at the mine is expected to add 5 employees to the current crew of 21.
- Golden Predator Mining Corp. is planning to start its 2017 drilling program at the 3 Aces gold property in February. The company has kept the 3 Aces camp staffed with a small maintenance crew which will supervise the camp and site.
- Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd has purchased a stake in thousands of mining claims in the White Gold district, south of Dawson City. The deal includes $15M for exploration work over the next three years that will see 200 holes drilled per year.
- 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.
- 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.
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