Get a rebate for hiring Yukon residents and using Yukon-made goods and services

  • Apply for a rebate for construction materials made in Yukon
  • Apply for a rebate on your Yukon apprentice hire
  • Apply for a Yukon Labour Rebate for construction workers
  • Apply for a Yukon Youth Labour rebate
  • Apply for a rebate on Yukon-made goods and services purchased by Government of Yukon

The Business Incentive Program gives rebates to businesses working on eligible Government of Yukon contracts. Rebates are for Yukon hires—youths, apprentices and adults—or Yukon-made goods and services.

  1. Apply for a rebate for construction materials made in Yukon

    Eligible construction materials

    Materials must be:

    • used for a Government of Yukon construction contract;
    • on the rebate schedule;
    • made in Yukon;
    • made off the jobsite; and
    • raw materials must significantly change into new products during processing in Yukon.

    How to apply

    1. Contact the Business Incentive Program office for a rebate-claim worksheet.
    2. Sign a Statutory Declaration and have it notarized.
    3. Submit the application and documents.
      In person: 303 Alexander Street (first floor) in Whitehorse, Yukon. The Business Incentive Program office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Email: BIP.office@gov.yk.ca
      Fax: 867-393-6228
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Business Incentive Program (F-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
  2. Apply for a rebate on your Yukon apprentice hire

    Businesses that hire registered Yukon apprentices can get a rebate under the Yukon Apprentice Rebate program. The rebate is equal to 15% of the gross wages paid to an apprentice.

    A business can't apply for this rebate if it already receives benefits for an apprentice through another Government of Yukon program.

    Who can apply

    • A Yukon business working on a Government of Yukon contract of any value.
    • A business employing a registered apprentice.
    • Apprentices must be registered with the Government of Yukon Advanced Education Apprenticeship Program before they start the job.

    If an apprentice is between 16 and 24 years of age, your can only apply for the apprentice rebate. In addition to the apprentice rebate, your business may also qualify for a Yukon Labour Rebate.

    How to apply

    1. Have the apprentice complete and sign an Employee Information and Release Form.
    2. Contact the Business Incentive Program for a copy of the Employment Report worksheet.
    3. Fill out the Employment Report worksheet, identifying the apprentice (for example, as an apprentice carpenter) and all on-site hours for the apprentice.
    4. Sign a Statutory Declaration and have it notarized. This declaration must be completed before a rebate can be paid out.
    5. Submit the application and documents.
      In person: 303 Alexander Street (first floor) in Whitehorse, Yukon. The Business Incentive Program office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Email: BIP.office@gov.yk.ca
      Fax: 867-393-6228
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Business Incentive Program (F-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
  3. Apply for a Yukon Labour Rebate for construction workers

    This rebate is available to general contractors and subcontractors when they hire Yukon residents to work on construction projects. The rebate is between 5% and 20% of the gross wages and benefits paid to the employee.

    Yukon residents are:

    • people who have made their permanent and principal residence in Yukon; and
    • have been physically present in Yukon for at least 180 days immediately before the date of hire on the job site.

    Who can apply

    General contractors and subcontractors that are working on Government of Yukon construction contracts:

    • where the initial award value is $100,000 or more;
    • paying employees based on the Fair Wage Schedule;
    • hiring a minimum of 80% Yukon residents (the percentage is based on a dollar value of gross wages and benefits);

    How to apply

    1. Have your employees fill out and sign the Employee Information and Release form and get supporting documents verifying their Yukon residency.
    2. Submit the Employee Information and Release form together with supporting documents to the Business Incentive Program as soon as possible.
    3. Contact the Business Incentive Program for the Employment Report worksheet. Fill out the worksheet documenting all on-site hours of labour, and according to your payroll period (for example, bi-weekly, semi-monthly or monthly).
    4. Sign a Statutory Declaration and have it notarized. This must be done before the claim can be paid out.
    5. Submit the application and documents.
      In person: 303 Alexander Street (first floor) in Whitehorse, Yukon. The Business Incentive Program office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Email: BIP.office@gov.yk.ca
      Fax: 867-393-6228
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Business Incentive Program (F-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    After receiving your paperwork, the Business Incentive Program will randomly select a small cross-section of employees for a payroll audit. You may be required to submit timesheets, pay stubs and copies of cancelled cheques or electronic fund-transfer receipts.

    If the documents mentioned above are not submitted within one year after the project is complete, your application may be refused.

  4. Apply for a Yukon Youth Labour rebate

    Rebates are available to contractors who hire Yukon youth. The rebate is equal to 15% of the gross wages and benefits paid to the youth.

    Yukon residents are:

    • people who have made their permanent and principal residence in Yukon; and
    • have been physically present in Yukon for at least 180 days immediately before the date of hire on the job site.

    Who can apply

    Yukon businesses working on contracts of any value that hire:

    • Yukon residents;
    • between the ages of 16 and 24.

    If an apprentice is between 16 and 24 years of age, your can only apply for the apprentice rebate. In addition to the youth and apprentice rebates, your business may qualify for a Yukon Labour Rebate.

    How to apply

    1. Fill out the Employee Information and Release form.
    2. Contact the Business Incentive Program for a copy of the Employment Report worksheet.
    3. Sign a Statutory Declaration and have it notarized. This declaration must be completed before a claim can be paid out.
    4. Submit the application and documents.
      In person: 303 Alexander Street (first floor) in Whitehorse, Yukon. The Business Incentive Program office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Email: BIP.office@gov.yk.ca
      Fax: 867-393-6228
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Business Incentive Program (F-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
  5. Apply for a rebate on Yukon-made goods and services purchased by Government of Yukon

    Eligible goods and services

    Goods and services must be:

    • purchased by the Government of Yukon;
    • made or produced in Yukon; and
    • listed in the Business Incentive Program Rebate Schedule.

    The rebate does not apply to sole-source contracts.

    How much is available?

    The rebate available for your product is the same as the bid price of the product or service to be sold to the Government of Yukon, multiplied by the rebate rate (rebate rates can be found in the rebate schedule).

    How to apply

    Contact the Business Incentive Program to see if you qualify.


Contact 

For questions about the Business Incentive Program, phone 867-667- 5633, or toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5633.