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Employment Standards Board seeking public input into Yukon's minimum wage

The Employment Standards Board is reviewing Yukon's minimum wage at the request of the Government of Yukon.

The deadline has been extended to July 15 for the general public to provide their feedback through an online survey. Yukon labour groups, business organizations, and other stakeholders are invited to provide their written feedback about potential impacts on employees and the business community.

The online survey can be accessed until midnight on July 15.

For more information, please contact Employment Standards at 667-5944 or toll free 1-800-661-0408 local 5944 or employmentstandards@gov.yk.ca

Minimum Wage Increase

A reminder for all Yukon employers that effective April 1, 2018, the minimum wage will increase from  $11.32 to $11.51 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.


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
Email: employmentstandards@gov.yk.ca