Yukon’s minimum wage increasing to $13.71 per hour

Yukon’s minimum wage will increase to $13.71 per hour on April 1, up from $12.71. This change represents a two-per-cent increase based on the 2019 Consumer Price Index for Whitehorse plus an additional $0.75.

The Government of Yukon approved the increase following an order made by the Employment Standards Board. In making its most recent order, the Employment Standards Board considered criteria including:

  • Changes in the annual Consumer Price Index;
  • A comparison and monitoring of other jurisdictions; and
  • An economic impact analysis of wage increases.

This increase to minimum wage will support workers who need it most while ensuring that Yukon businesses can continue to attract and retain workers in a tight labour market. Thank you to the Employment Standards Board for their work.

Minister of Community Services John Streicker 

Quick facts 
  • On April 1 Yukon’s hourly minimum wage will increase to $13.71, making it the 4th highest in the country.

  • The Consumer Price Index is a baseline set on a basket of daily purchases such as fuel, food and clothing.

Contact 

Stewart Burnett
Cabinet Communications
867-332-0480
stewart.burnett@gov.yk.ca  

Bonnie Venton Ross
Communications, Community Services
867-332-5513
bonnie.ventonross@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-019