Register for a Yukon trapper education workshop

This 4.5 day basic trapper training workshop is required to get a trapping or assistant trapper license. You will learn:

  • Ethics, regulations, rights and responsibilities.
  • Safety and survival.
  • Furbearing animal biology and management.
  • Business and operational planning.
  • First Nations perspectives.
  • Fur handling and pelt preparation (1 day practicum).
  • Humane trapping methods (field day and practicum).
  • Modern trapping tools (55-minute practicum).
  • Snare-making (90-minute practicum).

Each participant will receive a Yukon Trapper’s Manual.

Who should take the Yukon trapper education workshop?

  • Anyone who wants to hold a trapping concession or get a trapping or assistant trapper licence.
  • Anyone who is 16+ years old. Youth between the ages of 12 and 16 years old can take this training if they are accompanied by an adult.
  • If you have graduated from a recognized trapper education training course in another Canadian jurisdiction, you may not need to take this training. Email coservices@gov.yk.ca to find out.
  • If you are a trapper who hasn't been licensed for 10+ years we recommend you take this workshop as a refresher.

Previously licensed trappers 65 years and older are exempt from the training requirement.

Register for the Yukon trapper education workshop

Registration opens on September 6, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. You can't register before this.

There are 12 seats in this workshop. They are available on a first come, first served basis. Yukon residents will be given priority due to limited seating.

  1. Reserve your seat at a workshop in person at any Department of Environment office or call Client Services at 667-5652 or 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5652.
  2. Pay the workshop fee of $315 to confirm your reservation. Contact us if you have applied for funding support so we can confirm it's been approved and your seat is reserved.
    You can pay:
    In person: By cash, cheque, debit or credit card
    Phone: By credit card.

When you register you will have to provide us with the following information:

  • name;
  • date of birth;
  • mailing address;
  • phone numbers; and
  • email address.

Find out if you qualify for funding support

To find out about funding programs, contact your First Nation government or your regional community training fund.

Schedule of upcoming workshops

These workshops take throughout Yukon. Every year there are around 2 workshops in Whitehorse. We hold a workshop in every Yukon community at least once every 3 years.

Whitehorse

When:

  • September 27 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
  • September 28 to October 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where:

  • Yukon Transportation Museum

Haines Junction

When:

  • October 11 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
  • October 12 to 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where:

  • Bill Brewster Arena Mezzanine

Dawson City

When:

  • November 22 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
  • November 23 to 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where:

  • Tr'ondëk Hwëch’in Community Hall

Sign up to get email notifications on future workshops

Contact coservices@gov.yk.ca or call Client Services at 867-667-5652 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5652 and ask that your name and contact information be added to the notification list. When the workshop schedule is finalized, everyone on the list will be sent workshop and registration details.

Are there specialized trapping workshops?

The Yukon Trappers Association offers specialty workshops for trappers. Contact them at yukonfur@yknet.ca or by phone at 867-667-7091 for additional information.

The Fur Institute of Canada's Best Trapping Practices Manual also has information about specific trapping skill sets.