Pay, benefits and pension

We've been recognized as a Top 100 Employer in Canada since 2014 due to the benefits, leave options and training and career development opportunities we offer.

We also offer competitive pay, a full benefits package and a pension plan so employees can support themselves and their family.

View pay rates and salary ranges

We pay employees by the annual or hourly rates of pay for the classification of their position. We pay teachers, educational assistants and Aboriginal language instructors by their qualifications and years of teaching experience.

Find out what benefits we offer

Full benefits package

The benefit plan includes:

  • Dental plan;
  • Extended health care plan;
  • Long-term disability insurance; and
  • Public service pension plan supplementary death benefit.

Some employee groups may be eligible to receive additional benefits.

  • Basic life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Dependent life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Optional life insurance

These guides provide you a more detailed overview of the benefits that eligible employees receive.

Retiree benefits

Are you retired from the Government of Yukon? Download an overview of your benefits and your monthly benefit premium rates (April 1, 2024).

Contact the Public Service Commission at 867-667-9461 or if you:

  • have questions about your retiree extended health care plan;
  • need to change your address or banking information; or
  • need help with submitting online or paper benefits claims.

If you have questions about your pension plan, see the Government of Canada website or contact the Pension Centre.

Extra allowance for employees in rural communities

To offset the higher cost of living outside Whitehorse, we provide employees working in rural communities a community allowance. The amount of money depends on several factors, including distance from our head office. If employees receive free room and board they are not eligible for the community allowance.

Bonus to help cover travel costs

To help offset the cost of travel to and from the territory, eligible employees receive an annual subsidy of $2,242. Employees become eligible for the “Yukon bonus” after the first 2 years of continuous service and every year thereafter on the continuous service date. The full amount is paid to full-time employees and pro-rated for part-time employees.

Relocation expenses

In some situations, new employees may be eligible for reimbursement to cover certain costs related to moving to a Yukon community to work for the Government of Yukon.

Learn about the pension plan

Employees are members of the Government of Canada's Public Service Pension Plan.


For questions about pay and benefits email or phone: 867-667-9455. For questions about the Public Service Pension Plan, contact the Pension Centre.