Support for tourism businesses impacted by COVID-19 extended

The Government of Yukon has extended and made changes to the Tourism Non-Accommodation Sector Supplement (TNASS) program to provide ongoing support for the Yukon’s tourism sector. The new extension period runs retroactively   from April 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022. Changes to the program include:

  • Support remains up to a monthly financial break even only. Existing monthly and program caps ($20,000 per month with a four-month maximum of $40,000) will reset on April 1, 2022 for the four-month extension period.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that, pre-pandemic, visitors made up at least 60 per cent of business revenue.
  • Businesses must be open and operating to be eligible for funding.


Accommodation sector businesses previously eligible under the Tourism Accommodation Sector Supplement (TASS) can now apply for TNASS and are subject to the new terms and conditions. The Government of Yukon will continue to monitor economic indicators and work with the tourism sector and the Yukon’s business community to adapt and implement economic support programs.

The Yukon’s tourism sector represents a significant part of the Yukon’s economy and tourism operators were particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As national and international travel resumes, it is important that the Yukon’s tourism sector can continue to access the support they need to operate and return to pre-pandemic operations. 

Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai

Quick facts 
  • The Tourism Non-Accommodation Sector Supplement was introduced to mitigate the losses of tourism-reliant businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The extension of TNASS through July 31 will help visitor-reliant businesses to transition to the expected return to near-normal travel.

  • More information on the program can be found on this page:  Tourism sector supports. An updated application form will be made available there shortly.

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 #: 
22-211