Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
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||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Purchasing agents and officers (NOC 1225) 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 is expected to decline.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Purchasing agents and officers in Yukon:
- Approximately 50 people worked in this occupation in May 2011.
- Purchasing agents and officers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 75%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 8% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 69% compared to 66% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 23% compared to 21% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 69% compared to 50% for all occupations
- Women: 31% compared to 50% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: n/a
- High school diploma or equivalent: n/a
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: n/a
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 38% 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 Apr 17 - Apr 21, 2017
- The Yukon Chamber of Mines is predicting an increase in labour requirements as major gold mining companies ramp up their investments in the territory
- Barrick Gold Corporation has invested $8.3M in the Rackla Gold project east of Keno City, owned by ATAC Resources. The potential total investment by Barrick could reach $63.3M, according to ATAC.
- BMC Minerals has filed a proposal for a $426M lead-zine-copper mine with the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board. The company expects that the mine would employ 400 people during construction and approximately 400 during production.
- Yukon Gold Corp. has started a $6.2M exploration program at its Dublin Gulch gold property. Three diamond drills and a suite of heavy equipment to support exploration initiatives have been mobilized.
- Goldcorp has submitted its proposal for the Coffee gold property to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board. The company estimates that the proposed US$420M mine would have a full-time workforce of 320 employees during operation.
- Victoria Gold Corp has awarded engineering work for its Eagle Gold deposit project to JDS Energy & Mining in partnership with Hatch. The JDS/Hatch team is contracted to complete basic engineering and move into detailed design for the project.
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