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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)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Truck Drivers (NOC 7411) in the 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 moderate levels of unemployment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 18 - Jan 22, 2016
- The Yukon Housing Corporation issued requests for proposals to implement the Housing Action Plan. Information is required on the present status and quality of Yukon's housing programs and stock, rental market data, and new housing start statistics.
- Capstone Mining is planning to cut back operations at its Minto Mine in response to low copper prices. By the end of March 2016, about 40 contract underground miners will be affected.
- The Government of Yukon is soliciting design work for the first phase of upgrades to the Alaska Highway through Whitehorse. The government proposed a $200M project to upgrade a 40 kilometre stretch of road through the city.
- The main administration building for the Government of Yukon in Whitehorse is undergoing $5.5M renovations to improve its energy efficiency. The work is expected to be complete in June.
- Kaminak Gold Corp unveiled a feasibility study for is Coffee gold property south of Dawson City. The study estimates peak employment during construction would hit 480. Once operational, the proposed mine would require an estimated 435 employees.
- A partially completed apartment building in the Falcon Ridge neighbourhood of Whitehorse is scheduled for demolition by the summer 2016. The building has been sitting abandoned since a court ordered the developer to halt construction in 2013.
- Construction is underway on the Yukon River ice bridge in Dawson City, which replaces a seasonal ferry service for west Dawson residents
- Capstone Mining is re-evaluating the viability of its Minto mine in an era of low commodity prices. According to the mine manager, there is the possibility of a temporary closure in 2017. The site currently has approximately 300 employees and contractors.
- The Government of Yukon is providing a total of $150,000 to Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Teslin Tlingit Council for projects that help create jobs. The projects will provide nearly 1,200 hours of employment to about 11 people.
- The Government of Yukon released its annual fall update for capital infrastructure projects. The release provides details for contractors on upcoming bid opportunities.
- The City of Whitehorse rejected a zoning change that would allow for the development of a $5.5M outdoor soccer complex. The Government of Yukon was proposing to pay for the facility.
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