Learn about working in Yukon:
Yukon is located in the northwestern corner of Canada. It borders the U.S. state of Alaska to the west, Canada's Northwest Territories to the east, and the province of British Columbia to the south.
Yukon’s name comes from the Gwich’in aboriginal name Yu-kun-ah for “great river.”
Yukon’s population in 2015 is about 37,000 people. The size of the territory is 482,443 square kilometers (186,272 square miles). About 27,000 people live in the capital, Whitehorse.
The territory’s indigenous people are the Yukon First Nations. There are 14 First Nations in Yukon and each has its own unique culture and traditions. For more information, visit Yukon First Nation Tourism Adventures.
Yukon is well known for the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896 to 1906. As many as 100,000 people came to the territory from all over the world, hoping to find gold.
Yukon is also known for its mountains, lakes, forests and wildlife.
Yukon has long, cold winters. Throughout the year, temperatures can range from minus 60 to 36 degrees Celsius.