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Employment

Meaningful employment services

The first step to empowerment is to ensure people have the means and know-how to support themselves. Opportunities Yukon offers two unique employment programs, Yukon Employment Services and EmployAbility Skills, connecting people with diverse needs and abilities to opportunities that are not only meaningful, but enable them to develop their professional skills for future career prospects.

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 Want more info?

Contact: Candice Francis
Phone: 867-668-4421ext. 201
Email: employment@opportunitiesyukon.ca

Yukon Employment Services

(for individuals and employers)

Through Yukon Employment Services, we support job seekers who have faced challenges getting a job, and employers who are looking for more inclusive and diverse candidates to join and grow their business.

For the job seeker, we help with:

  • Discovering your employment goals
  • Resume development
  • Job search
  • Interview support
  • Employer contact and advocacy
  • Transportation planning
  • Employment documents
  • On-site job coaching

For the employer, we can help with:

  • Access to an untapped workforce
  • Job creation – forming new positions that benefit employers and employees
  • On-site job coaching
  • Workplace accommodation and facilitates
  • Networking opportunities
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I had fun working here and would like to stay here for a long time but if there will be an opening for me to stay I would like to.”

EmployAbility Skills

 

EmployAbility Skills is a comprehensive employment training program for people who experience challenges navigating the job market and building their career. The program runs for 12 weeks with a cohort of 8 participants.

Participants will:  

  • Participate in work experience with a local employer 
  • Build a resume and cover letter
  • Practice interview and job search skills
  • Learn how to get a job and keep a job
  • Increase job readiness upon completion of the program
  • Receive training in Food Safe, First Aid and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Want more info?

Contact: Rhonda Nettleton
Phone: 867-668-4421 ext 301
Email: rhonda.nettleton@opportunitiesyukon.ca

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Looking for a job?

There are many job boards available in the Yukon. Here are a few places to start:

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YuWIN The Yukon Work Information Network, managed by the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, is an online employment resource for employers and job seekers.

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Job Bank, operated by the Government of Canada, shares job postings from around the country, including equity and inclusion opportunities.

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Employment Central is a virtual service that shares job postings, provides career and employment counselling, and helps job seekers and employers connect.

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Wayfinder is the Yukon’s first-ever training and employment website designed and built, specifically for Yukon First Nations people.

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The BYTE Youth Job Board posts a variety of jobs for youth directly from YUWIN The Yukon Work Information Network.

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The Government of Yukon lists all available job postings in the region for job seekers.