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Yukon Provincial Payroll Information

This page provides provincial payroll information for the province of Yukon. Click one of the links below to move directly to the corresponding section. To view Federal information, please click here.

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Minimum Wage  Hours of work  Worker's Compensation  Leaves  Statutory Holidays  Minimum Age  Pay Statements  Terminations  Vacationable Earnings 

 

  • TD1 - Basic Personal Amount - Every person employed in Yukon and every pensioner residing in Yukon can claim the personal exemption amount of $11,635 for 2017.
  • Federal Basic Exemption - The Federal Basic Exemption amount is $11,635 for 2017.

Note: This information is meant to serve as a guide only. Readers are encouraged to consult the full legislation of the Yukon Employment Standards Act. Here are some online resources:


Minimum Wage in Yukon

The province of Yukon has one wage rate standard as follows:

Parties Applicable Wage Rate
General $11.32 as of April 1, 2017.
The minimum wage is adjusted annually on April 1st, relative to the Consumer Price Index for Whitehorse.

Hours of Work in Yukon

The type of employee excluded from this legislature are government employees, commissioned salespeople, businesses with all family members, etc.

Period Rate
Maximum
No regulation - must be safe for workers
* ** Exclude statutory hours from overtime calculation and reduce the work week by the statutory hours
Maximum 8 hours/day or 40 hours/week
Overtime Any hours over 8.00 hours/day or 40.00 hours/week
Overtime Rate 1 and 1/2 times the employee's regular rate of pay
Break Period 1/2 hour per consecutive 5 hours worked. If working over 10 hours, employee cannot work longer than 6 hours without an eating period.
Rest Period 8.00 hours between shifts. 6 hours in an emergency.

Worker's Compensation in Yukon

The Maximum Assessable Earnings amount for 2017 is $85,601. The deadline for submission is the last day of February.

Included
Allowances, if taxable (moving, travel) Standby pay
Clothing allowances (if taxable) Directors' fee
Vacation Pay/Statutory Holiday Pay Gratuities and tips
Bonuses Regular salary or wages/overtime
Commissions Shift premium
Call in pay Sick pay (Paid during year)
Call back pay WCB-top up
Maternity leave Temporary layoffs
Pre-retirement leave Wages in lieu of notice / Indemnity
 
Taxable Benefits such as:
Board & lodging Company loans
Company car RRSP/stock options
Life insurance  
 
Excluded
Short-term disability with pay (employer-paid) Retiring allowance
Long-term disability with pay (employer-paid) Severance pay
Gifts Sick pay on termination
Medical premiums (Provincial) WCB award
Provincial healthcare  

Leaves of Absence in Yukon

Maternity Leave
Time with Employer 12 consecutive months
Required Notice Four weeks written notice
Length of Leave 17 weeks
Paid No
 
Parental Leave
Time with Employer 12 consecutive months
Required Notice 4 weeks written notice
Length of Leave 37 weeks beginning immediately after the maternity leave if taken together and must finish parental leave no later than the 1st anniversary of date of birth or adoption
Extension of Leave no specification at this time
Benefits Maintained No
Paid No
 
Voting Leave
Time with Employer N/A
Required Notice N/A
Length of Leave four consecutive hours between 8am and 8pm.
Paid Yes
 
Bereavement Leave
Time with Employer None specified
Required Notice N/A
Length of Leave One week if death is in the immediate family, provided the funeral takes place that week
Paid No
 
Compassionate Care Leave
Time with Employer There is no length of service required to qualify for this leave
Required Notice Medical certificate stating family member has significant risk of death within 26 weeks
Length of Leave 8 weeks. The leave may be broken up, but must be taken in minimum blocks of 1 week.
Paid No

Statutory Holidays in Yukon

Holiday 2017 2016 2015 2014
New Year's Day Sun., Jan. 01 Fri., Jan. 01 Thu., Jan. 01 Wed., Jan. 01
Heritage Day Mon, Feb. 24 Mon, Feb. 15 Mon, Feb. 16 Mon, Feb. 20
Good Friday Fri., Apr. 14 Fri., Mar. 25 Fri., Apr. 03 Fri., Apr. 18
Victoria Day Mon., May. 22 Mon., May 23 Mon., May 18 Mon., May. 19
Canada Day Sat., July 01 Fri., July 01 Wed., July 01 Tue., July 01
Discovery Day Mon. Aug. 21 Mon. Aug. 21 Mon. Aug. 15 Mon. Aug. 17
Labour Day Mon., Sep. 04 Mon., Sep. 05 Mon., Sep. 07 Mon., Sep. 01
Thanksgiving Day Mon., Oct. 09 Mon., Oct. 10 Mon., Oct. 12 Mon., Oct. 13
Remembrance Day Sun., Nov. 11 Fri., Nov. 11 Wed., Nov. 11 Tue., Nov. 11
Christmas Day Mon., Dec. 25 Sun., Dec. 25 Fri., Dec. 25 Thu., Dec. 25

According to the Canadian Labour Standards Code, whenever the following holidays land on a Saturday or Sunday, New Year's Day, Canada Day, Christmas Day the employer must grant his or her employee a holiday with pay on the next working day immediately preceding or following the holiday, providing that the holiday is a provincial requirement. If a statutory holiday is worked on a regularly scheduled work day then the employee must receive either their regular pay plus time and a half or their regular wages plus a day off with pay before their annual vacation.

Minimum Age in Yukon

Under Yukon's Employment Standards Act, there are no restrictions to work however, under the Education Act, a person under 16 who is attending school full time is not permitted to work unless authorized. The Health and Safety Board may inspect any place of employment to make sure that a person child is capable of doing the job. Otherwise a child is allowed to work any place but must be at least 18 to work underground in a mine.

Pay Statements in Yukon

For the Yukon the pay is required semi-monthly or more frequently (maximum period cannot exceed 16 days). The employee must receive their pay within 10 days after each pay period. By legislation, Yukon pay statements must contain the following (though employers may include additional items):

Pay Statement Inclusions
Pay period date Net pay
Itemized deductions Total hours worked
Gross earnings Wage rate

Termination Notice in Yukon

Length of Employment Notice Required
Individual Termination
Under 6 months None
Between 6 months and 1 year 1 week
Between 1 year and 3 years 2 weeks
3 years or more For every year after 3 years an additional week is required up to 8 weeks in total

Group Termination
Number of Employees Notice Required
25 to 49 4 weeks
50 to 99 8 weeks
100 to 299 12 weeks
300 or more 16 weeks

Vacationable Earnings in Yukon

Inclusions and Exclusions
Included
Call in pay Retiring allowances
Call back pay Shift premium
Commissions earned at employer's premises Sick pay - Sick days
Commissions earned by a route salesman Standby pay
Commissions earned away from employer's premises Statutory - Company Holidays (floaters)
Overtime pay Statutory - General Holidays
Pay in lieu of notice/Termination pay Severance/Plant severance (included under unique circumstances)
Profit sharing payments Work related bonuses (cash)
Regular salary/wages/retroactive  
 
Excluded
Allowances (car, clothing, moving, travel, housing, meals, tools) Parking
Discretionary bonuses (cash) Previously paid vacation pay
Directors' fees Provincial medical
Gifts (cash or in kind) Stock options
Group RRSP payments Tips and Gratuities
Maternity leave top-ups  
 
Taxable Benefits:
Board & lodging Group Term Life Insurance
Company car (not clearly addressed) Interest-free loans

Vacation Entitlement
Length of employment Entitlement
After 1 year 4% or two weeks

 


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