• Yukon’s workforce is highly educated, skilled, motivated and productive.
  • Yukoners enjoy a very high quality of life.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Partnerships are key to our success.
  • Yukon businesses are leading the way.

Oil and Gas

Yukon oil and gasYukon's oil and gas sector represents an important emerging industry. Yukon is vast with unexplored oil and gas basins rich in potential. Situated on the periphery of several prolific gas-producing regions, Yukon remains largely unexplored and its potential untapped, offering exciting new opportunities and a competitive investment climate.

Positioned between Alaska’s oil fields, British Columbia’s shale gas reserves, and Alberta’s oil sands, Yukon is a probable hinge for the oil and gas sector in Canada and Alaska. In addition to its own reserves, Yukon lies along several potential lucrative oil pipeline plans to connect the North to the South in one continuous region of production.

In the North, companies active in Yukon are exploring arctic drilling and piloting technology that could begin a new era of polar extraction of offshore oil plays beneath the ice. As technology is developed and tested, Yukon’s companies are at the forefront of new innovation and the next stage of oil and natural gas industry.

The oil and gas sector in Yukon is one of wide open possibilities and a combination of vast potential resources, clear and best-practice regulations, and advancing technology make Yukon a more attractive prospect each day.

An all-encompassing guide to investing in Yukon oil and gas can be found here.

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