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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 Jun 29 - Jul 03, 2015
- The Government of Yukon has recently awarded three contracts for the design of a new electricity transmission line and substation between Stewart and Keno City. The $5.3M project is intended to add stability to the Yukon electrical grid.
- The Government of Yukon has released a Housing Action Plan for the territory. The plan identifies a three-stage housing continuum; housing with services, rental housing, and home ownership.
- The Government of Yukon has recently opened up additional land in the Whistle Bend subdivision in Whitehorse for housing construction. The new lots could provide for up to 100 houses, and include six multi-family dwellings and a commercial building.
- The Government of Yukon has shortlisted three design-build teams for a 150-bed continuing care facility in Whitehorse. Construction is expected to begin in early 2016, with a completion target of mid-2018.
- North American Tungsten (NAT), owner of the Cantung Mine north of Watson Lake, obtained creditor protection by the B.C. Supreme Court. NAT owes $75.5M to 200+ creditors, of which 25 are in Whitehorse, and has 30 days to restructure its finances.
- The Teslin Tlingit Council is resurrecting the art of traditional snowshoe making in Teslin by sponsoring courses over a two month period during the winters. Participants spend up to 80 hours of handwork for each pair of snowshoes.
- North American Tungsten Corporation has announced the temporary layoff of approximately 80 workers at the Cantung Mine north of Watson Lake. The cutbacks will occur over a six week period, with each employee missing one rotation of three weeks.
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