Business and Economic Research Branch provides research, analysis and reports to support a broad understanding of the economy and the assessment of its impacts on Yukon's fiscal position, budgetary projections and financial decision making.
A review of the barriers, benefits, and incentives to residency in Yukon explored within the current context of commuter mines.
The results of a preliminary examination into non-resident workers in Yukon’s mining sector, and how they may be encouraged to instead reside within the territory, has been released. This project sought to identify possible barriers to residency for Yukon-based workers – from the perspective of non-resident workers – and consider options to address these barriers. This discussion paper lays the groundwork for future industry-government dialogue on this important issue.
The project was completed for Business and Economic Research by ECOFOR - natural and cultural resource consultants.
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The Yukon Economic Outlook documents how Yukon’s economy is performing today, and provides forecasts for future growth. It includes data relating to gross domestic product (GDP), population, labour, consumer prices and retail trade. It also provides information on various industry sectors such as construction, tourism, oil and gas and mining.
In 2013, Yukon’s mineral sector continued to be a key economic contributor despite softening mid-year mineral prices that resulted in lower exploration and development expenditures and production values. Annual mineral production is forecast at $450 to $500 million, down slightly from the $510 million posted in 2012.
In 2014, Yukon’s economy is expected to continue to grow at a rate of 8.8 per cent. Anticipated growth is largely linked to increased mineral production, mining development expenditures and large capital projects planned for the year. As a result of this growth, Yukon’s population and labour force should increase further, while the unemployment rate should decrease. (09/25/2013)
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