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Outlook & Prospects for Truck Drivers 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 Truck Drivers (NOC 7411) 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 moderate.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Truck Drivers in Yukon:
- Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
- Truck Drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 7%
- Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 5%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 3%
- Utilities (NAICS 22): 3%
- Wholesale and retail Trade (NAICS 41, 44-45): 2%
- 37% of Truck Drivers work all year, while 63% 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: 7% compared to 12% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 58% compared to 66% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 35% compared to 21% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: more than 95% for all occupations
- Women: less than 5%
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: 41% compared to 12% for all occupations
- High school diploma or equivalent: 28% compared to 25% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 26% compared to 12% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: less than 5% 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 Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016
- Dulac Mining is auctioning off 104 of its mining claims near Dawson City
- The Government of Yukon and the City of Whitehorse have launched a new ride-sharing program. Yukon Rideshare is a free, online resource that connects people in the community to carpool, take transit, cycle, or walk together.
- The Government of Yukon has awarded a $3.3M contract to Cardinal Contracting for a new fire hall in Carcross
- The Government of Yukon is spending $1.25M for three renovation projects at Yukon College in Whitehorse
- The Government of Yukon has allocated $3M for a new staff residence in Ross River to accommodate Yukon government employees who work in the community
- The Government of Yukon allocated more than $12M for work on sections of the Alaska Highway in 2016-17. The 2016 work is expected to create jobs for 40 Yukon residents.
- The Government of Yukon awarded $1.4M in Community Development funds for eight projects. Work at the Carcross/Tagish First Nation will create 240 hours of employment for four people.
- The Government of Yukon is investing more than $15M during 2016-17 for infrastructure work in the Whistle Bend subdivision in Whitehorse
- First Nations and governments are partnering to build River Bend, a 42-unit affordable housing development in the Whistle Bend area of Whitehorse
- The Government of Yukon is investing approximately $10.7M over two years for construction work on the Robert Campbell Highway
- The Government of Yukon is investing up to $350,000 in 2016/17 to develop new campsites and improve facilities in government campgrounds
- The federal and Yukon governments are providing approximately $5.8M for infrastructure projects in six communities in the territory
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