Employment Standards Board

  • About the Employment Standards Board
  • Apply to be a member
  • Current members

  1. About the Employment Standards Board

    The Board hears appeals of certificates and other decisions made by the Director of Employment Standards, recommends minimum wage and fair wage schedule rates to Cabinet, and advises the Minister on matters referred to it. The Board has the authority to make orders fixing the minimum wage and to establish minimum call-in hours, maximum deductions for room and board among other things. Before these orders of the Board come into effect, they must be approved by Cabinet.

    • Authority: Employment Standards Act, section 94
    • Type: advisory, adjudicative 
    • Appointment process: ministerial
    • Requirements: no legislated criteria required to join
    • Term: 3 years and may be reappointed
    • Meetings: as required
    • Department: Community Services
    • Honoraria: OIC 1984/282

  2. Apply to be a member

    Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.


    1. Complete the application.
    2. Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
    3. Submit your completed application and resume.
      In person: Inquiry Desk at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Email: [email protected]
      Government of Yukon
      Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    How members are selected

    Members are appointed by a Minister, Cabinet or the Legislative Assembly.

    School board and school council members can be elected or, in some cases, appointed.

    Appointments to these boards are based on standing committee recommendations:

    • Yukon Development Corporation
    • Yukon Energy Corporation
    • Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
    • Yukon Lottery Commission
    • Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee
    • Yukon Arts Advisory Council
    • Yukon Utilities Board
    • Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment
    • Yukon Human Rights Commission

    Some boards and committees members are required to hold certain professional qualifications or affiliations.

  3. Current members
    • Dianne Williams, member from December 18, 2020, to December 17, 2026
    • Edward (Ted) Adel, chair from September 21, 2023, to September 20, 2026
    • Michael Bennett, member effective December 18, 2023, to December 17, 2026
    • Mika Ebisawa, member from September 2, 2021, to September 1, 2024


For questions and concerns relating to the Employment Standards Act or employment in Yukon, phone 867-667-5944 or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408. For questions about the Employment Standards Board, phone 867-332-6019 or email [email protected]