Yukon Summer Career Placement

Yukoners at work outdoors"Supporting employers, students and youth through summer work experience"

The application period for summer 2017 job subsidies is now closed.

Program description

Yukon Summer Career Placement program is a Government of Yukon initiative that provides wage subsidies  to employers who create summer job opportunities for students and youth while focusing on local priorities. 

Who can apply?

-Private businesses


-First Nations

-Non-profit organizations

Employers must have operated at least one year in Yukon before applying to the program.

Deadline for employer applications closed March 3, 2017. 

Eligible Employees are students and youth who:

 • are legally entitled to work in Canada
 • Student must be at least 15 years of age, no maximum age.
 • A new employee, not currently working with your company
 • Youth must be Yukon resident between the ages of 15 – 25
 • Are not members of the employer's immediate family
STUDENT is defined as a person over the age of 15 who attended full-time at a secondary, post-secondary or vocational school during the current academic year (for at least one semester).

YOUTH is defined as a person between the ages of 15 and 25 who does not meet the definition of a student and who has been a Yukon resident since March 1, 2015.

Length of employment

Jobs range from 6 to 16 weeks in length with a minimum of 30 hours per week. The period of employment must occur between May 1 and  September 1.

How to apply?

You may print off the application in Word format below:  

Yukon Summer Career Placement Program application package    

Employers who are approved to receive a subsidy are responsible for recruiting and selecting their summer students. Employers generally advertise their positions in the local newspapers, at Service Canada’s Job Bank, Employment Central or the Skookum Jim Youth Employment Centre for recruitment. 

Contact - Employment Programs Officer

Advanced Education
Yukon Education

Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-5927
Fax:  867-667-8555

Visit our office in the Education building at 1000 Lewes Blvd.,  Whitehorse, Yukon.