Flexible work and leave options

As one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we know that a big part of being happy on the job is maintaining a fulfilling life outside of work, which is why we provide flexible work/life balance opportunities that allow our employees to take full advantage of the active Yukon lifestyle.

Shape your work day to match your life

Averaging hours

Averaging hours allows you to vary your hours of work on a long-term basis and takes into account irregular fluctuations in your personal schedule. You will find this option useful if you have outside commitments you want to attend without having to take leave to do so.

Compressed work week

A compressed work week allows you to change your hours of work over a 2, 3 or 4-week basis. You work longer days than the normal 7.5 or 8 hours, and then take a predetermined day off in the 2, 3 or 4-week period.

Flex time

Flex time is a way of varying the hours you work on a daily basis. On any particular day you may start work a little earlier and end a little earlier, or start and end work a little later. This option helps you accommodate personal needs when you don’t want to take paid leave.

Share a full-time job 

Share a full-time job with a colleague or simply reduce your own working hours. You may find these options to be useful when a full-time salary is not a key priority, or when planning a phasing-out of work prior to retirement.

Flexible work options are subject to operational needs and would need to be approved by your supervisor.

Leave options for vacation, education, new families and unexpected events

If eligible, there are various paid and unpaid leave options to provide you with the means to manage your personal needs:

Vacation leave

As a new employee, you will start with 4 weeks of paid vacation per year, and long term employees can earn up to a maximum of 8 weeks.

Paid holidays

Employees are entitled to 13 paid stat holidays each year.

Education leave

Going back to school doesn't have to mean quitting your job.

Maternity, paternity, parental, adoption leave

New parents are eligible for leave with or without pay in order to spend time with your new child.

Managers leave

As a manager, you can take up to 10 days paid leave per year as recognition for your required extra hours.

Personal needs leave.

As a manager, you can use this leave when personal circumstances prevent you from performing your normal duties.

Sick leave

Sick leave is accrued leave with pay for when you are unable to be at work due to illness, injury or quarantine.

Special leave

In situations where other types of leave don't suit your needs (e.g., bereavement, illness of dependant, medical and dental appointments), special leave may be the option you're looking for.

Leave without pay

This may be the most suitable leave option when you need to take time for family, community or volunteer activities or other personal pursuits.

Long service leave

When you reach certain career milestones, you will be rewarded for your service with extra paid leave time.

Deferred salary leave 

Finance a leave of absence without pay by deferring portions of your gross annual salary to the period of leave.

Compassionate leave

Employees can access up to 8 weeks of leave without pay to care for a critically ill member of your immediate family.


For questions about flexible work and leave options email psc.compgen@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-3067.