Department of Community Services

Employment Standards

Employment Standards

April 11 - Public Review of Amendments to the Employment Standards Act

From December 19, 2013 through January 31, 2014, the Yukon government sought public input on potential further amendments to the Employment Standards Act. To read the responses to these proposed changes, click to view the summary of the report.

summary report of responses 

Minimum Wage Increase

February 25 - A reminder for all Yukon employers that effective April 1, 2014, the minimum wage will increase from $10.54 to $10.72 per hour.

The minimum wage is calculated in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for Whitehorse and is adjusted every April 1.

The Fair Wage paid to people working on government-tendered construction contracts will increase April 1 by 1.7% across all four wage categories.

Visit the Fair Wage Schedule page.

Amendments to Employment Standards Act proclaimed

August 8, 2013 - The Government of Yukon proclaimed Section 3 of the Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act last week. This amendment will help parents caring for a critically ill child by providing job protection when they take a leave of absence without pay. It will also allow Yukon parents to access new federal benefit programs. The Government of Canada amended its relevant legislation in June 2013.

See the news release

Contact Employment Standards 

307 Black Street
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2N1

Mailing Address
Box 2703 (C-7)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

Hours of Operation
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (867) 667-5944
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 local 5944
Fax: (867) 393-6317