Support offered to Yukon businesses and organizations affected by new public health measures

Economic Development Minister Ranj Pillai has announced two new funding programs today to assist Yukon businesses and organizations affected by the new public health measures.

The Yukon Emergency Relief Program will support Yukon businesses and non-government organizations that are financially impacted by public health measures introduced under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA). The program focuses on funding eligible fixed costs for businesses and non-recoverable financial commitments or expenses incurred by non-government organizations for events cancelled or significantly altered due to the new public health measures.

The Vaccine Verification Rebate will provide a 50 per cent rebate towards the purchase of equipment required for the efficient and accurate checking of vaccine status, up to a maximum rebate of $500. The rebate program is available to all Yukon businesses and non-governmental organizations that are required to ensure people have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine before being allowed access to a designated setting.

The Government of Yukon will continue to monitor the economic impacts of COVID-19 and provide support where it is needed.

I want to recognize our local businesses and organizations for their commitment to adhering to the new public health measures introduced to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all Yukoners. It is important  that we all do our best to keep Yukoners safe. My hope is that these new programs will help ease the burden they face and provide a sense of stability during these uncertain times.

Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai

Quick facts 
  • Yukon businesses and organizations can contact the Department of Economic Development to start an application for either program.

    • Email: ecdev@yukon.ca
    • Phone: 867-456-3803
    • Toll free: 1-800-661-0408, extension 3803
  • The Vaccine Verification Rebate will apply retroactively to November 8, 2021, and will expire on December 20, 2021. All applications must be received by January 31, 2022.

  • The Yukon Emergency Relief Program will expire two weeks after CEMA orders have been lifted.

Contact 

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

Damian Topps
Communications, Economic Development
867-667-5378
damian.topps@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-461