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

Film and Sound 

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Yukon is a great place to live, to work, and to invest - presenting a positive investment climate with a wide range of programs and incentives to the film and sound recording industry. We also have a responsible government, a strong economy, a skilled labour force and a strategic location with access to international export markets. Not to mention, we have a quality of life that is second to none.

The Yukon Film and Sound Commission (YFSC), a unit within the Department of Economic Development, supports an economically stable, sustainable and competitive film and sound recording industry for the benefit of Yukon and its residents. YFSC works to increase the value of film and sound recording to the Yukon economy as well as to increase the international visibility of Yukon via film and sound recordings.

YFSC is very active and connected to the community, and works with industry stake holders to:

  • Attract out-of-territory film producers to use Yukon locations and personnel in producing their films.
  • Assist visiting productions in navigating the permitting and regulatory environment in Yukon in order to facilitate a positive filming experience for all involved.
  • Provide financial assistance to film productions filming on location in Yukon and hiring Yukon residents as well as for sound recordings made in Yukon.
  • Provide financial assistance for marketing film and sound products.

Yukon is in the same time zone as Los Angeles and Vancouver. Whitehorse, the capital city, is home to an international airport with the capacity to handle 747s and there are 10 airports throughout the territory, with many smaller airstrips and aerodromes in remote areas. Whitehorse has daily jet service via Air Canada and Air North, Yukon’s Airline. In the summer months, there are regularly scheduled direct flights from Frankfurt, Germany.

Over the past five years Yukon has been chosen as a location for feature films, television series, made-for-TV movies, and documentaries. In addition, numerous TV commercials have been filmed in Yukon including those for BMW, Audi, Jeep, and Coca-Cola.

Yukon also has a growing music industry enabled by state-of-the-art recording studios and a supportive local population. Yukon artists have reached platinum record sales and continue to be invited to perform at numerous music festivals around the world.

Additional information can also be found on the YFSC website.

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