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Outlook & Prospects for Community and Social Service Workers in Yukon Territory
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||(3 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Community and Social Service Workers (NOC 4212) 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 growth is expected to be strong.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Community and Social Service Workers in Yukon:
- Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
- Community and Social Service Workers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 9%
- Public administration and defence (NAICS 91): 3%
- 74% of Community and Social Service Workers work all year, while 26% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 6% compared to 12% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 69% compared to 66% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 25% compared to 21% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 31% compared to 50% for all occupations
- Women: 69% compared to 50% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
- High school diploma or equivalent: 19% compared to 25% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 33% compared to 26% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 22% compared to 17% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 15% compared to 9% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016
- The Government of Yukon is spending $250,000 to start work on a replacement facility for the Old Crow Health Centre
- The Government of Yukon is providing nearly $2M over four years, starting in 2016-17, to extend the Practical Nurse diploma program at Yukon College
- The Government of Yukon is providing $1M to fund the Yukon Mental Wellness Strategy
- The Government of Yukon is providing more than $2M in operational funding for the new Sarah Steele facility in Whitehorse, to provide alcohol and drug addiction programs for adults and youth
- The Government of Yukon is supporting the move of the Parhelion Medical Clinic and medication dispensary into the Watson Lake Hospital. The government is also assisting with the recruitment of permanent physicians for the community.
- Residents are set to start moving into the Alexander McDonald Lodge, a new continuing care facility in Dawson City
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