Government of Yukon



Government of Yukon wants your input on carbon price rebate
August 16, 2017 – Share your input on how the Yukon government can best develop a rebate that will return revenues from the federal carbon price to Yukoners and local businesses.

Government of Yukon seeking feedback on long-term financial priorities of Yukoners
June 14, 2016 – Finance Minister Sandy Silver announced the start of the engagement process around Yukon's financial future.

Minister Silver announces financial advisory panel for Yukon
April 27, 2017 – Finance Minister Sandy Silver today announced the development of an independent Yukon panel that will advise the Government of Yukon on options that will help it return to a healthy financial position.

Minister Silver announces changes to corporate and tobacco tax rates
April 27, 2017 – Changes to the corporate tax rates support employers’ investments in marketing, training, and innovation to create more employment opportunities for Yukoners. Changes to tobacco products are aimed at reducing the consumption of tobacco products.

Minister Silver delivers budget that improves life for Yukoners, puts focus on evidence and results
April 27, 2017 – Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver today delivered a 2017-18 budget that will create the conditions for making life better for Yukoners.

Government of Yukon issues special warrant to meet financial commitments
March 30, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has issued a special warrant to ensure government programs and functions continue to operate while the 2017-18 budget is debated during the spring legislative sitting.

A statement from Premier Sandy Silver on the 2017 federal budget
March 23, 2017 – Premier and Minister of Finance Sandy Silver issued a statement in response to the Government of Canada's 2017 budget.

Statement on the release of Office of the Auditor General of Canada reports
March 6, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has responded to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada's reports.

Government of Yukon issues special warrant to meet financial commitments until 2017–18 budget
January 23, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has issued a special warrant in order to ensure Yukon priorities and commitments continue to be met until the tabling of the 2017–18 budget during the spring legislative session

Territories reach new health care agreement with Canada
January 16, 2017 – Northern premiers have reached an agreement with the federal government to increase health-care funding.


Global rating agency affirms Yukon's AA credit rating
September 29, 2016 – Yukon has the third highest rating in the country.

Premier advocates for Yukon before Senate Committee
June 7, 2016 – The premier spoke out against federal cuts to Territorial Formula Financing

Yukon tables Income Tax Act amendment to address federal budget impacts
April 13, 2016 – The changes will ensure Yukon families can still enjoy tax credits for children’s fitness and art activities.

2016/17 budget sets Yukon on the course for prosperity
April 7, 2016 – The Yukon government’s 2016/17 budget totals $1.392 billion.

Government of Yukon 2016/17 budget still affected by Government of Canada cuts
February 16, 2016 – Government of Canada has partially restored the $23 million funding shortfall.


Public accounts demonstrate strong financial management
October 26, 2015 – Public accounts show annual surplus of $95 million and accumulated surplus of $1.7 billion.

Yukon gets AA rating from global rating agency
September 30, 2015 – Strengths highlighted in the report include very low debt levels, exceptional liquidity and good financial management.

New deputy minister for Finance announced
August 13, 2015 – Premier appoints Katherine White as deputy minister for the Department of Finance.

Changes to the Income Tax Act mean savings for Yukon taxpayers
April 30, 2015 – Changes to the tax act will positively affect Yukoners’ pockets.

Yukon budget proposes significant tax relief for Yukoners
March 31, 2015 – 2015 budget will bring significant tax reductions and enhancements to the Yukon Child Tax Benefit.


Yukon doubles popular Yukon Child Fitness Tax Credit
October 29, 2014 – Government of Yukon to double Yukon Child Fitness Tax Credit.

Yukon reduces tax rate to promote small business and investment
May 9, 2014 – Small business corporate tax rate reduced

Yukon to reduce tax rate on small business
April 2, 2014 – Yukon's small business corporate tax rate to be reduced from four per cent to three per cent.


Public accounts reflect financial strength of Yukon
October 31, 2013 – Positive financial results mean Yukon government can continue to respond to emerging priorities.

Yukon gets AA rating from global rating agency
October 29, 2013 – AA rating supports stable outlook for Yukon for fourth year running.

Yukon government invests in core infrastructure and safety needs for Yukoners
July 12, 2013 – The Yukon government is allocating $8.95 million to meet a number of emerging needs, including investments in infrastructure and safety enhancement.

Sound financial decisions help build a positive health care legacy
March 21, 2013 – The Yukon government plans to spend $27 million to reduce the Yukon Hospital Corporation's debt


Yukon’s strong economy reflected in 2011/12 surplus
October 31, 2012 – The Public Accounts for 2011/12 shows a $69.4 million surplus.

Yukon government introduces tax changes to assist families with children involved in music, arts and tutoring
October 30, 2012 – A proposed Children’s Arts Tax Credit will allow Yukoners to claim $500 per child per year.

A statement from the premier on a new resource revenue agreement with Canada
August 21, 2012 – Today on behalf of the Government of Yukon, Premier Darrell Pasloski signed a new agreement with the Government of Canada on resource revenues.

Yukon government budget promotes economy, manages prosperity
March 15, 2012 – The 2012-13 budget includes investments in land development and affordable housing, transportation infrastructure, education and research, health care, justice, protection of the environment and improvements to community infrastructure. 


Public Accounts 2010/11 released
October 31, 2011 – Eighth annual surplus over nine years reported.

Yukon welcomes PM’s commitment to improve resource revenue sharing agreement
August 29, 2011 – Prime Minister and Yukon Premier agree to change arrangement between Canada and Yukon for sharing resource revenues

Special warrant authorized for priority initiatives
July 6, 2011 – Special warrant issued to move government priorities forward.


Yukon introduces tax changes to promote small business and investment
September 21, 2010 – Changes to help both individual and corporate taxpayers.

Global rating agency affirms Yukon’s fiscal strength
June 8, 2010 – Global rating agency affirms Yukon's fiscal strength

Public consultation on retirement income adequacy in Canada
March 19, 2010 – Voice your concerns about the adequacy of your retirement income.

Tax room sharing agreements with First Nations renewed
January 12, 2010 – Income tax paid by people living on Settlement Land continues to go to First Nation governments.