We have been recognized as a Top 100 Employer in Canada since 2014 due to the benefits, leave options and training and career development opportunities we offer.
We also offer competitive pay, a full benefits package and a pension plan so employees can support themselves and their family.
View pay rates and salary ranges
We pay employees by the annual or hourly rates of pay for the classification of their position. We pay teachers, educational assistants and aboriginal language instructors by their qualifications and years of teaching experience.
- Yukon Employees' Union (YEU) employees
This pay grid applies to most government employees unless you are included in one of the other occupational groups listed here.
- Yukon First Nations teachers
- Deputy ministers, managers and legal officers
- Education consultants
- Emergency fire personnel
- Job experience programs
- Language translators
- Principal and vice-principal allowances
- Territorial court judiciary
- Tutors or education assistants
- Teachers on call
Find out what benefits we offer
Full benefits package
The benefit plan includes:
- Dental plan;
- Extended health care plan;
- Long term disability insurance; and
- Public service pension plan supplementary death benefit.
Some employee groups may be eligible to receive additional benefits.
- Basic life insurance.
- Accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
- Dependent life/accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
- Optional life insurance.
These guides provide you a more detailed overview of the benefits that eligible employees receive.
- Yukon Employee’s Union (YEU) employees
- Yukon Association of Education Professionals (YAEP) employees
- Confidential exclusions (non-union employees)
- Management, legal officers & deputy ministers
- Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA)
Contact the Public Service Commission at 867-667-9455 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you:
- Have questions about your retiree extended health care plan;
- Need to change your address or banking information; or
- Need help with submitting online or paper benefits claims.
Extra allowance for employees in rural communities
To offset the higher cost of living outside Whitehorse, we provide employees working in rural communities a community allowance. The amount of money depends on several factors, including distance from our head office. If employees receive free room and board they are not eligible for the community allowance.
Bonus to help cover travel costs
To help offset the cost of travel to and from the territory, eligible employees receive an annual subsidy of $2,242. Employees become eligible for the “Yukon bonus” after the first 2 years of continuous service and every year thereafter on the continuous service date. The full amount is paid to full-time employees and pro-rated for part-time employees.
In some situations, new employees may be eligible for reimbursement to cover certain costs related to moving to a Yukon community to work for the Government of Yukon.
Learn about the pension plan
Employees are members of the Federal Government of Canada's Public Service Pension Plan.