Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Social and community 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 high levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in Yukon:
- Approximately 350 people worked in this occupation in May 2011.
- Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 51%
- Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 44%
- 73% of Social and community service workers work all year, while 27% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 26 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 7% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 67% 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: 32% compared to 50% for all occupations
- Women: 68% compared to 50% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
- High school diploma or equivalent: 20% 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: 23% 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 Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016
- The Government of Yukon recently opened a new $18M detox centre in Whitehorse. Thirty-two new staff have been hired for operations at the facility.
- The Government of Yukon awarded $121,000 to the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society of Yukon through the Mental Wellness Innovation Fund
- The Government of Yukon opened the Integrated Supports for Yukon Youth Centre in Whitehorse. The facility delivers programs and workshops for youth and provides crisis intervention to individuals as required.
- The Yukon government is investing $5M to address continuing-care bed shortages in the region. The funds will be used in renovating and adding 10 new beds in Whitehorse's Thomson centre, as well as to cover for new home care staffing.
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