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

Living in Yukon

Living in Yukon

Yukon is one of North America's last, unspoiled wilderness areas offering unmatched recreation opportunities, a network of parks and access to some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world.

Whitehorse is a progressive capital city with the amenities of a much larger centre including the Erik Nielsen International Airport and world-class sports and recreation facilities, along with a vibrant arts and culture community.

A major transportation and service centre, Whitehorse anchors an extensive network of highways and well-maintained infrastructure. This cosmopolitan city of 27,000 is surrounded by forested wilderness where residents have the best of both worlds – a clean, natural environment with unlimited wide-open spaces and the pleasures and conveniences of the city.

Yukon's many smaller communities offer character, access to nature and most importantly, a great place to raise a family. Yukoners continue to enjoy a very high quality of life and a low unemployment rate. Investors and others looking to relocate find Yukon to be a welcoming place where hard work is valued, creativity is appreciated and cultural diversity is celebrated. For many, our enviable lifestyle is Yukon’s ultimate attraction.

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