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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 Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2016
- The Government of Yukon is providing a $60,000 annual contribution for three years to the SingleTrack to Success Project. The funding will create employment opportunities for Indigenous youth.
- The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency is providing $560,000 to RAB Energy to help consolidate its manufacturing facilities in Whitehorse. The company expects to create 12 to 15 new full-time jobs.
- The Klondike Development Organization is receiving $0.9M from the Government of Canada and Yukon Housing Corporation to build an eight-unit affordable housing project in downtown Dawson City
- The MacBride Museum of Yukon History is receiving $6M in combined government funding to construct a new building in downtown Whitehorse
- Alkan Air is launching air service between Whitehorse and Watson Lake with flights three times a week, starting on September 12, 2016
- The Government of Canada is providing Yukon $7.8M for 48 community infrastructure projects through the federal Gas Tax Fund. In total, Yukon will receive more than $15.7M through the fund this year.
- Goldcorp, a Vancouver-based gold producer, is adding staff to its Whitehorse office
- Dawson City has approved the development of an affordable housing project by the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation. The building is expected to be complete by October 2017.
- Mining and stockpiling ore at the Minto Mine are expected to continue until the beginning of October 2016, ensuring further employment for the Pelly Construction crew. The original plans called for mining to stop in August.
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