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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 May 04 - May 08, 2015
- The Government of Yukon is providing $1.4M for 62 mineral exploration and prospecting projects in 2015. It is expected that the funding recipients will spend an additional $4M in private sector money on their exploration activities this season.
- Veris Gold, a North American gold producer, officially abandoned its Ketza gold mine near Ross River on April 10, 2015. The Government of Yukon has taken over care and maintenance of the site using funds from the original security deposit for the mine.
- The Government of Yukon has committed $3.5M for the construction of a new RCMP facility in Faro, with work beginning in the summer of 2015
- The Government of Yukon is spending $6.3M on four affordable housing initiatives and an additional $1M on a rental supplement program for social housing-eligible clients
- The Government of Yukon has announced $2.7M in funding towards the construction of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation learning centre. The facility will provide a space to support training, community meetings and heritage initiatives.
- Andco Enterprises Ltd. received a $307,000 contract to make repairs to the Robert Campbell Bridge in Whitehorse, with the work scheduled to start after the school year concludes
- The Salvation Army expects to start construction later this spring on the new Salvation Army Centre of Hope emergency shelter and transitional housing facility in downtown Whitehorse, with an opening slated for fall 2016
- The first graduates of Yukon's Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining will be entering a slow job market, as mining companies have either curtailed or slowed operations
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