Economic resilience plan will support local businesses

Government of Yukon: Economic resilience plan

The Government of Yukon has released its economic resilience plan to help Yukon’s economy rebound with responsiveness and adaptability while Yukoners remain safe and healthy.

The economic resilience plan is a strategic response that looks at current planned projects and programs with an eye to maximizing benefits while outlining new initiatives to support Yukoners as we adapt and build economic resilience.

The plan charts the government’s economic response to the pandemic and how we are adapting to build economic resilience. It identifies five key areas of focus: people, jobs, business supports, infrastructure development and economic diversification.

The plan reflects input from the Council of Yukon First Nations Chief’s Committee on Economic Development and incorporates recommendations from the Business Advisory Council and the Yukon Tourism Advisory Board.

Yukon led the country in developing vital economic programs and supports in response to the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19. The economic resilience plan reflects a commitment to adapt programs to meet the needs of the businesses and sectors so they can contribute to a thriving, prosperous and diversified Yukon economy.

Throughout the pandemic, our government’s economic and social supports have protected local businesses and bolstered vital sectors of our economy. We continue to adapt programs to meet the changing needs of Yukon businesses. The economic resilience plan reflects our commitment to continue supporting local businesses to ensure Yukon is well positioned to emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever.

Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai

Quick facts 
  • More than $44.8 million in supports have been made available to date across Yukon’s economic sectors through expanded programming, new initiatives and waived or deferred fees.

  • To discuss supports and potential funding that businesses may be eligible for, please contact the Department of Economic Development at 867-456-3803 or ecdev@yukon.ca.

Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

Jason Seaton
Communications, Economic Development
867-667-5907
jason.seaton@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-076