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Settlement services

Canada Day Parade in WhitehorseIn Yukon, settlement services are offered at the Multicultural Centre of the Yukon (MCY) and L’Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY).

The Multicultural Centre of the Yukon provides direct services to immigrants on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting through various programs.

These services support the successful settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees into the social, economic and cultural life in a new country and community.

Clients include

  • permanent residents
  • refugees
  • Yukon nominees
  • Canadian citizens
  • People with work permits.

Settlement services include an introduction to the local community that would provide the newcomer with a sense of belonging to the community and also provide information about their rights and obligations.

Services to immigrants include

  • Programs to help cope with challenges of everyday living
  • Counselling
  • Introduction to the local community
  • Information regarding rights and responsibilities
  • Providing English classes (LINC Language Program) and use of a language lab
  • Orientation and information workshops
  • Referrals to government services
  • Assistance in filling out forms for social insurance numbers, driver's licenses, health care cards and permanent residence applications
  • Assistance with immediate settlement needs such as transportation, housing and education
  • Referrals to doctors, dentists, lawyers and other services
  • Employment sector information and programming
  • Assistance with a job search
  • Interpreter/translation services
  • Answering general questions about Canada and life in Yukon

The Multicultural Centre of the Yukon welcomes the opportunity to meet with immigrants and assist them with their transition into their new community.The Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9 5 p.m. Newcomers are welcome to drop in at their convenience.

To contact MCY:

Multicultural Centre of the Yukon
4141-D - 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1J1
Phone: (867) 667-6205 / Fax: (867) 667-2668

Funding for settlement services programs is provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Yukon government Advanced Education Branch (AEB).

Settlement services for francophones

L’Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) provides an information and referral service in French in downtown Whitehorse. AFY provides personalized service based on identified needs. Supports include guidance for settlig in Yukon, including help with:

  • job search
  • information about French education
  • health services
  • applying for social insurance and health cards, driver’s licences
  • opening a bank account
  • finding housing
  • Internet access

L’AFY collaborates with a francophone immigration network to optimize the economic and social integration of newcomers into the Francophone community. Services are available for

  • permanent residents and
  • eligible workers under the Yukon Nominee Program

This program is made possible by the Immigration Settlement Program of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).


The Immigration unit has moved to the Department of Economic Development. The unit's new location is:

Department of Economic Development
303 Alexander Street, 1st floor
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-5131  Fax: 867-667-8555
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5131

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