Yukon is rugged, mountainous and remote. The name Yukon comes from the aboriginal word meaning “Big stream” – a river which runs through the 482,443 km2 province.

The population is less than 37, 000 and arctic climate which remains below freezing point for 58% of the year. Because of the severe cold, many people chose to leave the province.

The territory is bordered on the west by the U.S. state of Alaska, the north by the Beaufort Sea, the east by the Northwest Territories, and the south by British Columbia.

Economy and Employment

Primary natural resources are lead, zinc, copper, and gold. Since the government is the only employer in the territory, the job market is quite stable here. There are different positions, especially, in mining. A mediate salary is around $45,000.


Yukon has a primary and secondary education system as in other provinces of Canada, but major schools are in Whitehouse. As for post-secondary education, there’s one small college, Yukon College in Whitehouse with concentrations offered in arts and science.


Yukon boasts a vibrant culture rooted in northern tradition, such as First nations beliefs, the Francophone community (from the gold rush times), artifacts and architecture of the Klondike Gold Rush.

The Yukon Permanent Art Collection contains pieces of arts by acclaimed Yukon and Canadian artists depicting the Yukon’s heritage and culture. And there are eight distinct languages spoken by Yukon First Nation peoples.

Main Cities

The only city in Yukon is Whitehouse with a population of around 25,000 residents.

Yukon Nominee Program

The Yukon Nominee Program is an immigration program which supports Yukon’s labor market. It’s run by the Government of Yukon in partnership with the IRCC.

The Yukon Nominee Program covers three programs:

Business Nominee Program – for business owners and entrepreneurs that want to operate their business in the territory;
Skilled Worker – foreign skilled workers waiting for nomination;
Critical Impact Worker - foreign skilled workers waiting for nomination.