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Businesses can apply for funding from Yukon Education to provide training and work-skills opportunities to current and potential employees. This page outlines funding opportunities.

Learn on this page about programs for employers, consisting of those funded under the 

Job subsidies

  • Apply for a  STEP Job Subsidy to provide career-related work experience to a post-secondary student. The application period for summer 2018 subsidies is now open.
  • Learn about the Summer Career Placement job subsidy, for employers who will provide job experience opportunities for students and youth. 

    Are you looking for something else?
  • To find, hire and retain the workers you need, visit the Job Bank.
  • If you need help finding a job or getting ready to join the workforce, visit Training and Work.
  • If you are looking for apprenticeship opportunities, visit Apprentices and Trades.
  • If you are an organization looking for funding to provide labour market programs and services, visit Organizations.

Funding opportunities

Canada Job Grant

This fund allows employers to identify their own training needs, including whom to train and what type of training they need.

  • Employers are required to contribute a minimum of 1/3 of eligible training costs
  • Businesses with fewer than 50 employees can claim wages or wage replacement for up to 50% of their required 1/3 contribution
  • The maximum government contribution to a job grant is $10,000
  • Private sector employers, selected Crown corporations and First Nation governments and councils are eligible beneficiaries

To learn how to apply for funding, visit Canada-Yukon Job Fund.

Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities

  • Workplace Supports: This program funds employers/organizations requiring training or accommodations for pre-identified employees or future employees.
  • Targeted Wage Subsidy: This program provides support to encourage employers to fill an existing position with eligible participants who would not normally be hired due to a lack of work experience.

To learn how to apply for funding, visit Disability Supports.

Contact - Postsecondary and Labour Market

Department of Education
Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-5141
Toll free (In Yukon):  1-800-661-0408, ext. 5141
Fax: 867-667-8555

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