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Message from the Office

Members' Luncheon Meeting

Funding

Programs

News Worthy

Announcements

Fair Exchange Rate

Gold Show and Website

The annual Dawson City International Gold Show for 2015 is upon us and we are excited to launch a new website in time for it. Registration is now open and can be done online! As Northern Canada’s largest placer mining and consumer trade show, this event highlights the importance of mining in our economic growth, gold-rush heritage and culture in the Klondike. We strive to bring new and relevant speakers to the Gold Show and invite you to keep checking back for updated information. Check out Gold Show 2015 for more information and to register/become a sponsor!

The Dawson City Fire Department is currently conducting a strategic plan and as a stakeholder in our community your feedback is very important us. Please take the time to complete the three surveys. This should only take 10 minutes of your time.

Thank-you.

Jim Regimbal CD CFO

Fire Chief – Dawson City

Here are the links for the 3 surveys

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DD3HBJG

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YLK8ZDW

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8F5K22K

Members' Luncheon Meeting

Our next Members' Luncheon Meeting will be held on March 11, 2015 at the Downtown Hotel from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.. This month our presenters will be talking on the Canada Job Grant and Air North services for the summer. Watch for the posters around town for more information.

All members are encouraged and welcome to attend these monthly meetings. For more information on upcoming presentations contact the office by phone: 993-5274 or by email: office@dawsoncitychamberofcommerce.ca 

 

Funding

Canada Job Grant

This program supports employers interested in investing in training for current or future employees. Training may be offered by colleges, trade union centres or private trainers. Training can take place in a classroom, a workplace or online. Costs are shared by the employer and Advanced Education.

For more information visit the website and attend the Members' Luncheon Meeting on March 11, 2015. 

Programs

Northern Safety Network

The Northern Safety Network will be offering Safety Training Courses in Dawson City from April 20 to 25, 2015. 
For more information and registration deadline, please click here.
For detail synopsis on each day of training, click here

 

Yukon Summer Career Placement

Yukon Summer Career Placement program is a Government of Yukon initiative that provides wage subsidies  to employers who create summer job opportunities for students and youth while focusing on local priorities. Jobs range from 6 to 16 weeks in length with a minimum of 30 hours per week. The period of employment must occur between May 1 and September 1, 2015.

To apply and for more information visit: 
http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/employers/career_placement.html 


Yukon Businesses: Support the Recycling Efforts of Yukon's Youth

The Recycling Club is looking for suppliers to register a proposed prize for the program for this coming year. If your business is chosen as a supplier, it will be featured in the Recycling Club prize catalogue and you will receive exposure to hundreds of homes and many potential new customers. Proposal submissions are due March 6, 2015. For more information view the poster or register as a supplier here.

News Worthy

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.

http://www.community.gov.yk.ca/pdf/FWS_rate_update_2015.pdf

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.

Announcements

  • GoldRush Campground is seeking the support of community members in an effort to extend the property lease and ensure continued operation of the campground at its present location in Dawson City. A letter of support for Council can be e-mailed to goldrushcampground@shaw.ca or faxed to 604-467-1225. For more information, please contact Pat & Dianne Brooks at the e-mail provided.
  • Chaofeng Zhang, an independent business consultant specializing in investment with China, is looking for placer gold properties for her clientele. Ms. Zhang was a Senior Business Development Advisor with Yukon Department of Economic Development until last October, responsible for promoting Yukon's mining investment advantages to Asia, in particular, China. Prior to joining EcDev, she had been working for Canadian Embassy in China for over 10 years, promoting trade and investment relations between Canada and China.  She has an extensive network of mining investors from both mainland China and Canada.  She can be reached at chaofengzhang2012@gmail.com or 867-332-1187.
  • The Department of Education has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the provision of labour market participant services for persons with disabilities. For more information, click here
  • A reminder from the Yukon Distress and Support Line:
The Fair Exchange rate for the week of March 2, 2015 is: $1.20 per one U.S. dollar

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