What we offer

Diversity and inclusion

Our commitment to a representative workplace

Through our representative public service plan we're committed to:

  • increasing the representation of Indigenous people within the public service in different occupations and pay levels;
  • strengthening relationships between the Yukon government and First Nation governments; 
  • and making the Government of Yukon a desirable place for Indigenous people to work.
  • Our annual dashboard report provides detailed statistics on Indigenous representation within the Yukon public service.  
  • Our employment equity policy affirms equal access to government jobs for women, Indigenous people and people with disabilities .
Development opportunities for Indigenous people

If you're an Indigenous person, we'll provide you with training and professional development opportunities that will help you find employment and further your career within the Yukon public service.

Recruitment and development of Indigenous people

We support the hire and advancement of Indigenous people by helping you to overcome barriers to employment and to build your capacity to compete for government jobs. We do this by providing you with:

  • Resume help;
  • interview preparation; and
  • training and work experience opportunities.
Temporary assignments between First Nation and Yukon governments

We provide opportunities for Yukon First Nation government employees and our Government of Yukon employees to gain valuable work experience and expand their skill base by taking on temporary assignment jobs between our governments.

The Indigenous employees' forum

We designed the Indigenous employees' forum to help Indigenous employees transition into working for the Government of Yukon. It provides members the opportunity to network, learn and grow personally and professionally, access a cultural support system and build relationships with Indigenous role models. The forum is open to all Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit and Métis) employees

Indigenous employee awards of honour

Each year we recognize the accomplishments of our Indigenous employees who provide outstanding service or contributions to the Government of Yukon, fellow employees or to the Yukon public.

Moving Forward Program

The Moving Forward Program is a training on the job program. This program is for people with disabilities who are pursuing employment with the Government of Yukon. Departments can access funding to provide training opportunities. Public Service Commission can also approach departments with eligible candidates.

Supports for people with disabilities

In addition to our Moving Forward Program, people with disabilities can contact the Diversity and Inclusion branch to access:

  • resume assistance;
  • interview preparation; and
  • get general hiring process information.
American Sign Language and English interpretation

Consistent and reliable territory-wide American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services.

The costs for the ASL interpreting services are fully covered when booked through the Diversity and Inclusion Branch.

Interpreting services with an accredited ASL/English interpreter for all Deaf or hard of hearing people for:

  • emergencies;
  • health care appointments;
  • public services;
  • employment meetings;
  • training;
  • school meetings/training;
  • daily life activities;
  • individual needs

See our webpage for an extensive list of where we can provide the ASL interpreting services.


For questions about the programs and supports we offer, email diversity.services@yukon.ca.