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Yukon’s minimum wage will increase to $13.71 per hour on April 1, up from $12.71. This change represents a two-per-cent increase based on the 2019 Consumer Price Index for Whitehorse plus an additional $0.75.
The Government of Yukon approved the increase following an order made by the Employment Standards Board. In making its most recent order, the Employment Standards Board considered criteria including:
This increase to minimum wage will support workers who need it most while ensuring that Yukon businesses can continue to attract and retain workers in a tight labour market. Thank you to the Employment Standards Board for their work.
Minister of Community Services John Streicker
Bonnie Venton Ross
Communications, Community Services
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