Yukon Embarks on Asia Tourism Trade Mission
Destination Yukon will be promoted on a nine-day tourism mission to Asia by the Deputy Premier, Minister of Tourism and Culture and twelve Yukon tourism industry delegates. To read the full article, click here.
Employment Standards has made the following announcement about a minimum wage increase scheduled for April 1, 2015:
On behalf of the Director of Employment Standards for the Yukon, Micheal Noseworthy, please note the following changes to MW and FWS for Yukon.
Please take notice that effective April 1, 2015, the minimum wage rate for Yukon increases from $10.72 to $10.86 per hour.
The minimum wage in Yukon is adjusted to reflect the previous calendar years’ Consumer Price Index every year on April 1st. The increase for the year ending 2014 is 1.3%.
Please take notice that effective April 1, 2015, Yukon’s Fair Wage Schedule has changed
The Fair Wage Schedule sets the wage rates (by category, class and job title) that can be paid to persons working on a contract for a public work of the Yukon. Annual adjustments to the Fair Wage Schedule come into effect every year on April 1st, and are based on the previous year's Consumer Price Index (CPI). These adjustments must be paid to all employees working on existing and upcoming construction contracts with the government.
Please follow the following link for the updated rates.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Employment Standards office at 867-667-5944.
Yukon Maintains Top Standing in Mineral Investment
Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Scott Kent said that Yukon is in a strong position to maintain and improve its stature as a global leader in mineral development and investment. Full article here.
Ministers to Attend Annual Mining Convention in Toronto
Economic Development Minister Stacey Hassard and Energy, Mines & Resources Minister Scott Kent are promoting the territory's mineral sector opportunities at the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention in Toronto. Full article here.