• Yukoners enjoy a very high quality of life.
  • Partnerships are key to our success.
  • Yukon is home to one of the world’s largest iron ore deposits and one of the world’s largest undeveloped lead-zinc districts.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises continue to be Yukon’s largest private sector employer.
  • Yukon is open for business.
  • Yukon’s workforce is highly educated, skilled, motivated and productive.
  • Yukon businesses are leading the way.
  • Yukon has been a site location for a number of feature films including the 20th Century Fox's, "The Big Year" starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black.

Sound Industry

Yukon sound industry

Yukon is home to a dynamic and growing music industry. From respected veteran musicians to budding youth bands, Yukon has an abundance of musical performers competing on the national and international stage.

Yukon musicians create and perform their music locally and at a number of prestigious Canadian, American and European events through showcasing and touring. Yukoners have been nominees and winners of awards at the Junos, the Western Canadian Music Awards and numerous other national and international events.

The Government of Yukon provides financial support to local musicians through funds administered by the Department of Economic Development's Film and Sound Commission.

Yukon Sound Recording Program

The Yukon Sound Recording Program provides support to the Yukon recording industry to further develop the cultural industries sector and to encourage a business focus among those in the Yukon music industry.

Enterprise Trade Fund

The purpose of the Enterprise Trade Fund is to stimulate Yukon business activity through market expansion and business development. Eligible activities include:

  • Events such as trade shows, festivals, conferences, tours, markets and showcases
  • Marketing, including research, analysis and materials
  • Business development, including marketing plans, business plans and strategic plans
  • Business skills development, including training, workshops and seminars

Additional information can also be found on the YFSC website.

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