• Yukon is home to one of the world’s largest iron ore deposits and one of the world’s largest undeveloped lead-zinc districts.
  • Yukoners enjoy a very high quality of life.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises continue to be Yukon’s largest private sector employer.
  • Yukon is open for business.
  • Yukon’s workforce is highly educated, skilled, motivated and productive.
  • Yukon businesses are leading the way.
  • Partnerships are key to our success.
  • Yukon has been a site location for a number of feature films including the 20th Century Fox's, "The Big Year" starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black.

Priority Sectors

Priority Sectors

Though mining and tourism remain traditional economic pillars of Yukon, a number of emerging sectors are fuelling the growth in Yukon’s economy. Long known for rich natural resources and well-developed infrastructure in the North, Yukon is increasingly recognized as an entrepreneurial, developmental, and innovation hot spot.

The Government of Yukon has identified six economic sectors as investment-ready and expanding industries. Each is unique with common challenges and advantages, as well as incentives and attractive characteristics.


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