By HR Repoter | Link to Article
The Yukon government is launching a one-year pilot of the Yukon Temporary Foreign Worker Program on Aug. 1. The program has been designed to help meet Yukon’s short-term labour market needs in the tourism and hospitality, oil and gas, mineral exploration and mining industries.
“When employers in specific industries advertise locally but are unable to find employees, this program is an excellent option to fill those positions on a short-term basis,” said Education Minister Scott Kent.
Yukon’s economy fluctuates on a seasonal basis and employers sometimes need fast, short-term access to workers. This pilot program enables Yukon businesses to hire temporary foreign workers for a period of up to 12 months when employment needs aren’t being met locally.