Labour shortages in the Yukon are not new but several businesses reported major difficulties in finding qualified employees last fall. The Conference Board of Canada predicts that the Yukon’s economy will grow faster than that of almost any other jurisdiction in the next few years. The Conference Board anticipates it will become more and more difficult for businesses to fill open positions.
Responsive to its members and anticipating another busy summer tourist season, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon, approached the Department of Economic Development with a proposal for a pilot recruitment project last December. The Department recently agreed to support the proposal. The Yukon Chamber of Commerce will be travelling to Edmonton to attend the Edmonton Job Fair on behalf of Yukoner employers. The job fair will be held at the Edmonton Convention Centre on Monday, March 18.
During the event, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce will be representing Yukon businesses by displaying job postings submitted by employers and handing out business cards. Employers interested in having YCC representatives showcasing positions on their behalf do not have to be a member of YCC or any other community chamber of commerce.
The concept is simple. Employers interested in submitting open positions within their organization can access the template by clicking the