• Partnerships are key to our success.
  • 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 is open for business.
  • 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.
  • Yukoners enjoy a very high quality of life.
  • Yukon businesses are leading the way.

About Yukon

About Yukon
Yukon is a vast territory in north-western Canada. Covering 483,450 km2, Yukon is close in size to California but with just 34,000 residents. Thanks to its strategic location, close to Alaska, British Columbia (B.C), Alberta and the Northwest Territories (NWT), Yukon is a well-developed northern transportation, infrastructure and service hub with direct access to one-fifth of North America.

Companies doing business in Yukon are strategically positioned near the Pacific Rim, and can connect to the world by air, road, and a Pacific, ice-free, deep-water, cruise ship and freighter port in nearby Skagway, Alaska.

Yukon’s year-round highway system has more than 4,800 kilometers of all-weather roads, including the Alaska Highway and the Dempster Highway, Canada’s only road to the arctic.

The Erik Nielsen International Airport located in the capital city of Whitehorse has daily jet and cargo service to Vancouver, B.C. and regular jet and cargo service to Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Kelowna. B.C., Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and Ottawa, Ontario.  In the summer months Whitehorse also receives scheduled, direct flights from Frankfurt, Germany.

Northern air routes include flights to Yukon’s Dawson City and Old Crow, Inuvik, NWT and seasonal service to Fairbanks, Alaska.  In addition to the Eric Nielsen International airport, there are 10 smaller airports throughout Yukon, with many smaller airstrips and aerodromes in remote areas.

High-speed internet access and cellular and satellite services are widely available, providing Yukon businesses with the virtual infrastructure and connectivity they need to remain competitive.


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