Advanced Education Branch
Prepares Yukoners for the labour force through education, training, employment and other services.
Community Training Funds
Training for skills development is available from 7 community training funds and 4 industry specific funds.
Conservation Action Team (CAT)
A summer camp for Yukon students in Grades 6-9. Outdoor adventure, learning about the environment, and hands-on conservation work. Participants travel to different parts of the Yukon for 7-10 days.
Education Appeal Tribunal
This Tribunal hears appeals from parents and students who would like to go beyond the Department of Education to resolve a dispute. The tribunal considers the educational interests of the child, the impact on all students and all relevant factors.
Each year in the spring we celebrate Education Week, a special time to highlight education in the territory.
Learning resources and guides offered by Environment Yukon.
The Department of Education collects and reports school enrolments at the end of each month of the school year. These reports contain enrolment figures and are reported by grade, and broken down into urban and rural sections.
Francophone School Board
Operates the Yukon's only French first language school, École Émilie-Tremblay. Provides information on French first-language education.
French Language Training (for adults)
Schedules, course descriptions and registration forms.
Gadzoosda Student Residence
When there is no senior grade secondary school in a community, parents can apply to have their children stay at the 38-bed Gadzoosda Student Residence in Whitehorse and attend either F.H. Collins Secondary School or Vanier Catholic Secondary School.
Details of Yukon High School Granduation Requirements
Health Profession Education Bursary
Supporting Yukon students in health education programs. Download the application online.
Find out more about health promotion campaigns. Includes public awareness campaigns, school and community workshops, supporting development of environments, which promote health, and conducting quality reviews of health programming.
Home education is available to all Yukon students. Parents and guardians assume responsibility for their children's education. The Department of Education will provide resources for those who choose this option.
Housing Education Programs
For home buyers, owners and owner/builders. Also for industry professionals.
Hunter and Trapper Education and Resources
The Hunter & Trapper Education program provides educational outreach, including Hunter Education & Ethics and the Canadian Firearms Safety courses.
For new and prospective Yukon immigrants. Learn more about the immigration process, Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) and settlement services. Also includes general information about Yukon people, culture, land, climate, transportation, working and housing.
Children who are 4 years and 8 months of age by September 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten during that school year.
Labour Market Programs
Labour Market programs are available in many areas including: literacy, labour mobility, trade school registration, education obligations and training issues under Land Claims Implementation, services for new immigrants, and other areas.
Includes public libraries, government libraries and school, college and education-based libraries.
Library cards are available from any public library in the Yukon. Permanent residents can apply for a card with one piece of Yukon identification. A $10 refundable deposit is required from temporary residents.
The Labour Market Programs & Services Unit works with community organizations to promote literacy and deliver relevant training. A wide variety of literacy activities and programs have been developed.
Master Gardener Course
Experts in the field train volunteers by providing them with information and technical instruction in northern gardening techniques.
Nursing Bursary Program
Supports people who live or have lived in Yukon and are attending nursing school. Download the application form online.
The Public Schools branch manages the operation of public schools, including Catholic schools. The branch provides curricula and learning materials, language programs in both French and aboriginal languages, professional development for teachers and more.
Reading Recovery TM
Reading Recovery is an early intervention program for Grade One students who need extra support learning to read and write.
Acquires and distributes resources (print and software) to Yukon Public Schools. Manages a media library and the Teachers' Professional Library for teachers. Yukon School Library catalogues are accessible through the website.
School Attendance Areas
Details of School Attendance Areas for Whitehorse and other Yukon communities.
School councils are elected bodies of parents or community members. They review and approve school plans, participate in the hiring of the school's principal and more. To contact a school council, speak with your local school.
Find school contact information here.
Special Education Programs
Some Yukon students need special support to participate fully in school.
Student Assessment Programs
The Student information and Assessment Unit runs all of the academic assessment programs required by the Department of Education, including achievement tests and provincial exams.
Student Financial Assistance (apply online)
Five programs provide financial help to Yukon post-secondary students. These include the Yukon Grant, the Student Training allowance, the Yukon Excellence Awards, Canada Student Loan programs and a variety of scholarships. Apply online today.
Student Training and Employment Program (STEP) and Summer Career Placement
If you're a full-time Yukon post-secondary student and plan to resume your studies in the fall, STEP or Summer Career Placement may be for you. Yukon Employers can apply for wage subsidies under both programs.
Student Transcripts and Records Request
Current and former students can access copies of their official Transcript of Grades, and/or their student records. Fill out an online transcript request form.
Call the Student Transportation Office if you have questions about school busing and other transportation issues, including schedules, routes, transportation subsidies and transportation regulations in general.
Summer school courses are available for secondary students who have not successfully completed a course and for students who want to strengthen their skills in core subjects.
Technology Assisted Learning
Technology is used to expand and enhance the learning environment for Yukon students and teachers.
Teen Parent Program
The Teen Parent program provides a supportive environment to help young parents finish high school. It teaches parenting skills, as well as healthy meal preparation, money management and effective job-search techniques.
Trade School registration
Find out how to register a trade school with Yukon government.
Apprenticeship combines supervised, on-the-job training with classroom instruction at a technical institute. In Yukon, you can train as an apprentice in 43 different trades.
Youth Leadership Training
A Youth Leadership Training Workshop is held every July. Up to 50 youth from around Yukon travel to Whitehorse to learn about what it means to be a leader and provide activities for other youth in their community.
Yukon Nominee Program
The Government of Yukon can nominate potential immigrants based on industrial and economic priorities, labour market conditions and the likelihood of someone to successfully establish themselves in Yukon society.