What we offer

Benefits and leave

We value our employees and offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefit packages. Salary ranges vary depending on the job. We've been recognized as a Top 100 Employer in Canada since 2014 due to the benefits, leave options, and training and career development opportunities we offer.

We also offer competitive pay, a full benefits package and a pension plan so employees can support themselves and their families. View our pay rates and salary ranges and see below for additional reimbursements that may be available.

Extra allowance for employees in rural communities

To offset the higher cost of living outside Whitehorse, we provide a community allowance to employees working in rural communities. The amount of money depends on several factors, including distance from our head office. If employees receive free room and board they are not eligible for the community allowance. 

Bonus to help cover travel costs

To help offset the cost of travel to and from the territory, eligible employees receive an annual subsidy of $2,242. Employees become eligible for the “Yukon bonus” after the first 2 years of continuous service and every year thereafter on the continuous service date. The full amount is paid to full-time employees and pro-rated for part-time employees.

Relocation expenses 

In some situations, new employees may be eligible for reimbursement to cover certain costs related to moving to a Yukon community to work for the Government of Yukon.


Our comprehensive benefit package includes:

  • Dental plan 
  • Extended health care plan
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Supplementary Death Benefit

Additional benefits are available to some groups, including:

  • Basic life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment Insurance
  • Dependent life/accidental death and dismemberment Insurance
  • Optional life insurance.

Read more about benefits.

Leave options

Vacation leave
As a new employee, you will start with 4 weeks of paid vacation per year, and long-term employees can earn up to a maximum of 8 weeks.

Paid holidays
Employees are entitled to 13 paid stat holidays each year.

Education leave
Going back to school does not have to mean quitting your job.

Maternity, paternity, parental, adoption leave
New parents are eligible for leave with or without pay in order to spend time with their new child.

Managers leave
As a manager, you can take up to 10 days paid leave per year as recognition for your required extra hours.

Personal needs leave
As a manager, you can use this leave when personal circumstances prevent you from performing your normal duties.

Sick leave
Sick leave is accrued leave with pay for when you are unable to be at work due to illness, injury or quarantine.

Special leave
In situations where other types of leave do not suit your needs (for example, bereavement, illness of a dependant, medical and dental appointments), special leave may be the option you're looking for.

Leave without pay
This may be the most suitable leave option when you need to take time for family, community or volunteer activities or other personal pursuits.

Long-service leave
When you reach certain career milestones, you'll be rewarded for your service with extra paid leave time.

Deferred salary leave 
Finance a leave of absence without pay by deferring portions of your gross annual salary to the period of leave.

Compassionate leave
Employees can access up to 8 weeks of leave without pay to care for a critically ill member of your immediate family.

For questions about flexible work and leave options email psc.compgen@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-3067.