Find minimum wage in Yukon

Yukon minimum wage

Yukon’s minimum wage is currently $13.85 an hour. All employers must pay employees the hourly minimum wage or higher.

In April 2021, the Government committed under the Confidence and Supply Agreement (CASA) to increase the minimum wage to $15.20 an hour on August 1, 2021. The CASA also commited in subsequent years to increase the minimum wage by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Whitehorse. The CPI is an effective way to measure inflation. We are working towards putting these committments in place for August 1, 2021. 

How are wage rates for government contracts set?

Workers on Government of Yukon public works contracts

The fair wage schedule sets the wage rates for workers on Government of Yukon public works contracts. Rates are adjusted on April 1 every year based on the Consumer Price Index for Whitehorse.

Contractors and sub-contractors

Contractors and sub-contractors must pay the most up-to-date Fair Wage Schedule rate.