Government of Yukon



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.