• Yukon is home to one of the world’s largest iron ore deposits and one of the world’s largest undeveloped lead-zinc districts.
  • Yukoners enjoy a very high quality of life.
  • 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.
  • Yukon’s workforce is highly educated, skilled, motivated and productive.
  • Partnerships are key to our success.
  • Yukon is open for business.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises continue to be Yukon’s largest private sector employer.
  • Yukon businesses are leading the way.

Development Regulations

The Yukon Oil and Gas Act (YOGA) consists of five parts:
  1. Administration
  2. Oil and Gas Rights
  3. Operations
  4. General Matters – audits, offenses and penalties, and evidence
  5. Transitional and Commencement Matters

YOGA was structured and written to apply to all oil and gas operations in the territory. It is a law of general application under which approved operations apply to both Yukon First Nations and Yukon oil and gas lands. If the operations relate to Yukon First Nation lands, an agreement may be concluded with the relevant Yukon First Nation respecting the coordinated management and regulation of oil and gas activities and the recovery of oil or gas from a field or pool.

At this time, Yukon First Nations have not passed any legislation relating to oil and gas. Companies are strongly encouraged to be knowledgeable about land claims and to reach out to local First Nation governments as early as possible when considering a development project.

Click here for more information on land claims and working with First Nations.

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