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Yukon Chamber of Commerce, Suite #220, 2237 Second Avenue, Whitehorse, YT, Canada


    Updated: 10 hours ago


    The Yukon Chamber of Commerce is focussed on the health and safety of our member organizations and their employees. Accordingly, we are monitoring the ongoing conditions and business-impacting information associated with the COVID-19 virus.

    At the time of posting this statement (March 30, 2020), the Public Health Agency of Canada states that COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and the situation is evolving daily. The risk will vary between and within communities, but given the increasing number of cases in Canada, the risk to Canadians is now considered high. For the latest information from Yukon Government Health and Wellness, as well as updates from the Chief Medical Officer, click here


    • On Friday (March 27), the Government of Canada shared, “We announced an up to 75 per cent wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020. This will help businesses to keep and return workers to the payroll. More details on eligibility criteria  will be shared before the end of the month.”

    • This morning (March 30), it was announced that all businesses (as well as Not-for -Profit organizations, as per MP Larry Bagnell), regardless of size, will qualify for this subsidy as long as they are experiencing a decrease in revenues of at least 30 per cent. The federal government will cover up to 75 per cent of a salary on the first $58,700, which could mean payments of up to $847 a week. More details of the program will be unveiled tomorrow by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. YCC is monitoring federal government websites and we will provide a link to details on this program as soon as that information becomes available.It is expected that more details of the program will be unveiled tomorrow by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Meanwhile, CBC’s description of this morning’s announcements is here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-covid19-business-supports-1.5514558

    • This Government of Canada page has the latest information that is available on the programs. As soon as more details are released by the Federal Government we will post them here.

    • Yukon government announces $1 million increase to the Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund.


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    As recommended by the

    Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health

    Yukon Chamber of Commerce staff are working remotely and can be reached at their usual e-mail addresses:

    Peter Turner: president@yukonchamber.com

    Mal Malloch: advisor@yukonchamber.com

    Sandrine Jallet: research@yukonchamber.com

    Nikolay Potapenko: office@yukonchamber.com

    Media Contact

    Peter M. Turner

    (867) 393-6060 


    Should your business have any additional questions please don't hesitate to contact us