On social assistance: get training or find employment

Head Start is an employment and training program for people on social assistance. The program will match you with employment or training that suits your goals, skills and interests. 

Who can take part?

You have to be receiving social assistance.

How to apply

To get started, phone the Employment and Training Services office: 867-667-5674.

What is the program goal?

The program will match you with training or employment opportunities in the community and within the Yukon government. The program assists you in developing and enhancing new skills and learning opportunities, while also meeting the workforce needs of the employer.

Who offers the program?

Employment Training Services (ETS) facilitates the program. ETS offers a range of training and employment services and supports for adults who have barriers to employment. These supports include but are not limited to:

  • employment assessments;
  • goal setting and planning;
  • enhanced case management supports;
  • employment placement supports; and
  • wage-subsidy incentives.

If you have questions, contact the office in your region.


Phone: 867-667-5674


Phone: 867-821-2920


Phone: 867-863-5800

Dawson City

Phone: 867-993-7890


Phone: 867-994-2749

Haines Junction, Destruction Bay, Burwash Landing and Beaver Creek

Phone: 867-634-2203

Mayo and Elsa

Phone: 867-996-2283

Old Crow

Phone: 867-966-7890

Pelly Crossing

Phone: 867-863-5800

Ross River

Phone: 867-969-3200


Phone: 867-390-2588

Watson Lake

Phone: 867-536-2232