Apply to be an educational assistant

  • What does an educational assistant do?
  • Salary
  • Before you apply
  • How to apply

  1. What does an educational assistant do?

    Educational assistants help:

    • students who have exceptional educational needs under the Education Act;
    • teachers meet the needs of all students in the classroom; and
    • principals meet the supervisory, cultural, social and emotional learning goals of students.

  2. Salary

    We use the pay grid for educational assistants to determine salaries.

    As an educational assistant, you're a member of the Yukon Association of Education Professionals (YAEP).

    For more information on pay levels, please refer to the  collective agreement between the Government of Yukon and the Yukon Association of Education Professionals.

  3. Before you apply


    To be eligible for an educational assistant position, you must be legally eligible to work in Canada. To be eligible, you must be a:

    • Canadian citizen; or
    • permanent resident.

    Prepare your application

    1. Prepare your résumé and show that you meet the essential qualifications:
    • Grade-12 graduation or equivalent; and
    • experience working with youth.

    The following are considered assets:

    • experience working with youth with special needs;
    • fluency in both English and French; and
    • post-secondary training in:
      • educational assistant;
      • exceptionality worker;
      • special education assistant; or
      • a related field.

     2. Provide 3 professional references.

    • 1 must be a recent and relevant supervisor.
    • Include their names and contact information.


    Security clearance

    Once we hire you, you must complete and submit a vulnerable sector check. Follow these steps.

    1. Visit your local police detachment with 2 pieces of identification.
    2. Follow the instructions the police detachment gives you to complete the process. The fee for a vulnerable sector check can vary. Ask the police detachment about the cost. 
    3. Bring the original to Department of Education's Human Resources Branch.
      In person: Education Building (entrance to parking is on Hospital Road), 1000 Lewes Boulevard in Whitehorse. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

    Your vulnerable sector check is valid for 2 years from the date the police verify the search. You must keep it current, even if it expires in the middle of a school year.

  4. How to apply

    We accept applications for the educational assistant list a few times a year. We'll post a job on the Yukon government’s e-recruitment page when we're accepting applications. Consult the Education e-recruitment how-to guide for step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the system. Follow these steps to apply.

    1. Create an e-recruitment profile or login to your existing account
    2. Add or update your résumé and cover letter.
    3. Go to “View All Jobs” and find the educational assistant job posting.
    4. Select “Apply to this Job”.
    5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

    What's next

    After you complete your application, you'll receive emails:

    • confirming your profile has been set up; and
    • notifying you that you’ve successfully applied on the job posting.


For questions, email or phone 867-393-7132 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 7132.