Apply for mineral exploration funding

The Yukon Mineral Exploration Program (YMEP) provides part of the risk capital to:

  • locate;
  • explore; and
  • develop mineral projects to an advanced exploration stage.

Eligible projects

Hard rock exploration

  • Grassroots prospecting
  • Focussed regional
  • Target evaluation

Placer exploration

  • Placer module

Application deadline

The application submission deadline is March 31, 2021.

Apply to the Yukon Mineral Exploration Program

  1. Read the program guide for the type of exploration you are doing:
  2. Fill out the application form
  3. This step is optional. We encourage you to discuss your application or plans with the Yukon Geological Survey before the deadline. Contact our program geologist by emailing or phone 867-456-3828.
  4. Submit your application to the Yukon Geological Survey. 
  5. Our geologists will:
    • review your application; and
    • assign a score using the evaluation criteria found in Appendix A of the relevant guidebook.

We can send you your scores if you request.

When will I find out about my application

Applicants will receive an email by May 15 with a list of the successful candidates. If you're unsuccessful and wish to appeal, contact our program geologist by June 30. Email us at or phone 867-456-3828.

How do I claim my expenses

Email or to receive information on submitting your expense claims and final reports.

View the successful candidates for 2021

Download a list of successful applicants and projects.