Job outlook Construction Labourer And Helper near Whitehorse (YT)

Job opportunities for Construction trades helpers and labourers (NOC 7611) are good near Whitehorse (YT) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a construction labourer and helper.

Job opportunities near Whitehorse (YT)

construction labourer and helper
Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Construction trades helpers and labourers (NOC 7611) in Yukon for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Demand for this occupation is expected to be strong over the forecast period.

Projects include $59M in joint funding to construct a new battery energy storage system in Whitehorse and replacement of the Mayo-McQuesten transmission line; and over $98.3M in Federal funding toward infrastructure projects accross the territory.

Here are some key facts about Construction trades helpers and labourers in the Yukon region:

  • Approximately 350 people work in this occupation.
  • Construction trades helpers and labourers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 68%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 6%
    • Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33): 6%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 81% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 19% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 21% of construction trades helpers and labourers work all year, while 79% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 27 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 10% of construction trades helpers and labourers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.

Various training opportunities are offered, and possibly funded, by the federal or Yukon government, or may be available through Indigenous organizations. The skills obtained from the training could be used as helpers to those in trades, and as a way to transition into an apprenticeship program.

Job opportunities in Yukon

Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that there will be a labour SURPLUS for Construction trades helpers and labourers (NOC 7611) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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