Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
October 21, 2013

Government of Yukon named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon has been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2014 by The Globe and Mail.

The Canada's Top 100 Employers project is a national editorial competition in its 14th year. The 2014 winners were announced this morning in a special editorial feature in The Globe and Mail which also published several lists recognizing the country’s top employers in various categories and regions.

“The Yukon public service works hard every day to make our communities better,” Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission Currie Dixon said. “This national recognition shows our efforts are paying off. Going forward it will be important that we remain competitive among Canadian workplaces so we can continue to attract and retain great employees to provide the services Yukon residents want and need.”

The Yukon government was selected for its competitive benefit offerings, flexible work options and training opportunities.

The Yukon government offers employees an excellent benefits package, competitive pay and generous vacation time. Flexible work arrangements help employees balance the responsibilities of their job with the demands of life. The territorial government participates in the federal pension plan and pays approximately $1.74 for every $1 paid by employees. Employees also have many opportunities for professional development and training.

Yukon government public servants are employed in many aspects of Yukon society, including education, healthcare, resource and wildlife management, skilled trades, social work and economics.“Our workplaces are community centres, cultural sites, parks, schools, health-care facilities, downtown offices and many more unique and interesting places,” Dixon added.

This is the first time the Government of Yukon has appeared on the list. Learn more about the project and see the complete list at www.canadastop100.com.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Sarah Crane
Communications, Public Service Commission
867-667-8902
sarah.crane@gov.yk.ca


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