Yukon Territory

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About Yukon Territory

Thinking about Studying in the Yukon?

The smallest of the three Canadian territories, Yukon is widely known for its history in gold prospecting and other mining ventures. Small in population, with just over 30, 000 residents in the territory, Yukon’s capital, Whitehorse, is the only city in the region.

There is no shortage of unique experiences to be had in the Yukon. From environmental marvels such as the Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, and other natural wonders, and no shortage of scenic drives, wilderness and wildlife and the rich heritage and culture in the area, there is more than enough to see and do. If you are feeling lucky, you can also try your luck with the Klondike Gold Rush and experience the historic Dawson City.

Experiencing the Yukon first hand is one of the main things that attract students to the area to get their post-secondary education.

Yukon Education Options

Similar to the other territories in Canada, there is one post-secondary school in the Yukon, Yukon College. While the main campus is located in Whitehorse, there are also a number of community campuses located across the  territory. This makes it easier for students to get access to education, regardless of where they life in the territory.

The school offers a variety of educational programs meant to prepare students for a variety of related careers in the area. Some of the programs include Circumpolar studies, Northern Environment and Conservation Sciences, Northern Outdoor and Environment Studies, Renewable Resource Management as well as a number of skilled trades programs.

With mining being the major industry in the area, these academic programs help to prepare residents for careers in the mining industry. There are also a number of programs geared toward First Nations residents such as First Nation Governance & Public Administration.

Why Come to the Yukon for School?

Here are some of the many reasons why students choose to complete their education in the Yukon:

  • More than 50 degree, diploma, and certificate programs to choose from
  • Ideal for students that want to work in mining and other related careers
  • A unique living experience
  • Small class sizes and personalized attention
  • Students have the opportunity to take part in a number of innovative research projects such as biodiversity monitoring, Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic, and Cold Climate and Technology Innovation programs.
  • Standard application process for domestic and international students
  • Tuition fees are lower than most schools in Canada
  • Programs designed specifically for international students

As in other areas in the country, international students will be required to the proper visa and study permit documentation in place before starting your studies.

More Information about the Yukon

To learn more about the Yukon or to learn about your education options, please visit www.gov.yk.ca


Schools in Yukon Territory

School name Address City Postal Code Phone Number
Yukon College 500 College Drive Whitehorse Y1A 5K4 867-668-8800
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About Yukon Territory

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