Yukon is the smallest of Canada’s three federal territories, located in the far western region of the country. It is home to a skilled and educated workforce, modern infrastructure. Yukon has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada and welcomes newcomers every year. You will find helpful tips and lots of information about jobs in Yukon by exploring the topics listed below.
Labor market information
The websites are a great place to learn about Canada’s labor market; find information on job titles and research employment facts by occupation and city, town or region. Newcomers can refer to the following for more detail:
- Yukon Bureau of Statistics Employment Information
- Service Canada (ESDC)
- Labour Market Information Canada
- Statistics Canada
- Yukon Chamber of Commerce
- Industry Canada
- Yukon Department of Economic Development
Additionally, to help you get started, you may want to use the workbook called “Planning to work in Yukon, Canada?” which is an essential workbook for newcomers, and the Foreign Workers’ Guide to Employment in Yukon, provides information about workers’ rights and responsibilities and is a useful resource for learning more about jobs in Yukon.
Steps in your job research
Here is a summary of what you should consider and the actions you should take when you are looking for a job:
Find out what kinds of jobs you are qualified to do before looking for jobs in Yukon. Qualifications are skills, education, work experience, language ability and, in the case of regulated professions, a certificate or license.
Use the Job Bank to look up your occupation and get a detailed report of advertised job openings, job skills and duties, licensing requirements, occupation-specific education and training opportunities, wages and other information including career advice from successful recent immigrants and information on professional bridging and communication programs.
2. Find Work:
Places to find job opportunities are:
- Yukon Medical Association
- Yukon Work Information Network (YUWIN)
- Employment Central
- Service Canada Job Bank – Yukon
- Work in Canada
There are many more places to find job advertisements. However, most jobs are not advertised. Try these methods to find job opportunities:
- Newspapers: Yukon News and Whitehorse Star (look under “Classifieds – Help Wanted”)
- Job fairs
- Networking: You can build networking by doing volunteer work. Find one at http://volunteeryukon.ca/
Related careers and career consulting
Newcomers have many different options available to you. An education obtained in a specific profession in your country of origin does not restrict you to only that choice here in Canada. Online tools are available that can help you pinpoint your strengths, interests, and goals. Career counselors are also ready to support you in finding a career path that is satisfying and meets your needs.
Here is a list of resources to get you started on finding a career in Yukon that is right for you:
- The Multicultural Centre of the Yukon offers Career Cruising, an online tool that helps you assess your skills and match them to a suitable career
- Career planning at Yukon College in English and L’Association Franco-Yukonnaise (AFY) in French
- Yukon WorkFutures
- Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
- Health Care Job Information Sheets
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