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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)||2016-05-18|
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:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 28%
- Wholesale and retail Trade (NAICS 41, 44-45): 19%
- Public administration and defence (NAICS 91): 13%
- Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 6%
- Other primary sector (NAICS 11): 3%
- 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 Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016
- Goldstrike Resources started exploration work on the Plateau project in the Yukon, after it was granted a five year advanced exploration permit. The company plans for two 20-person camps, helipads, and two docks on float-plane accessible lakes.
- The Government of Yukon signed an agreement with the Government of Canada that will make available more than $69.7M in combined funding for infrastructure projects
- Keno City Taxi, with a fleet of one 15-passenger van, has started operating in Keno City
- The Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation is adding a mix of social housing and market housing on 48 new lots in Dawson City. The $2.5M project is expected to have serviced lots by the end of August 2016, with house construction slated for the spring of 2017.
- Yukon Energy is planning to build an $80M transmission line between Mayo and Keno City as a replacement for existing infrastructure
- The Government of Yukon is contributing $3.8M to a pilot project with Northwestel and Total North Communications to deliver one Gigabit per second internet to schools, hospitals, and health centres in Carmacks and Teslin
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