Study Abroad


Yukon College (YC) is an integral part of the Yukon, with 13 campuses throughout. Grounded in northern expertise and strong partnerships, YC contributes significantly to the development of a healthy and prosperous north through relevant, innovative and inclusive education and research.

At Yukon College, students will find an education relevant to the North. Ninety-six percent of students in the 2015 Student Survey were found to be “satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of instruction and course content at Yukon College”. With over 50 certificate, diploma and degree programs through seven academic and career schools, many with a northern focus, there is something for everyone. Yukon College alumni would recommend YC at a rate of 93%.

Each campus offers a variety of academic and vocational programming, such as:Access programs, career and job readiness, part-time continuing education courses, certificate, diploma and degree courses. Some of these programs and courses are offered in person, while others can be accessed remotely using video or Internet technology.


The Yukon is home to 37,000 inhabitants, and revered for its wild, mountainous grandeur and beauty. It has long enticed visitors with outstanding recreational opportunities such as dog sledding, hiking, watching northern lights and canoeing world-famous rivers, as well as an impressive First Nations and gold rush history. But the reputation is expanding. With Yukon College at the hub, the territory has entered the world stage as a leader in northern research and innovation.

Yukon College has 13 campuses located across the Yukon, providing access to post-secondary education territory-wide. Whitehorse hosts the main campus and the Whitehorse Correctional Centre. Eleven other communities in the Yukon host campuses.

As the only post-secondary education institution in the Yukon, the main campus, Ayamdigut, sits on a bluff overlooking Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon, with a population of 29,000. In 2013 Yukon College celebrated its 50th anniversary, starting as the Whitehorse Vocational and Technical Training Centre in 1963. For more historical information view YC’s history.

Why Yukon College


Yukon College pioneers new initiatives and programs with the help of our Yukon Research Centre, a new state-of-the-art Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining facility, the Northern Institute of Social Justice, and the Indigenous Self Determination Institute.

Academic and Career Programmes

School of Business and Leadership

  • Aviation Management
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Support Technician ( not accepting applications )
  • Culinary Arts
  • Food and Beverage Operations ( not accepting applications )
  • Office Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Restaurant Operations ( not accepting applications )
  • Circumpolar Studies ( not accepting applications )
  • Climate Change Policy
  • First Nations Governance and Public Administration
  • General Studies ( Co-op Offered )
  • Heritage and Culture
  • Liberal Arts ( Co-op Offered )
  • Multimedia Communication
  • Native Language Instructor
  • Northern First Nations Studies ( Co-op Offered )
  • Northern Justice and Criminology ( Co-op Offered )
  • Northern Outdoor and Environmental Studies ( Co-op Offered )
  • Northern Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Women’s and Gender Studies ( Co-op Offered not accepting applications )
  • Early Learning and Child Care
  • Education – YNTEP
  • Education - YNTEP After Degree
  • Education Assistant (not accepting applications )
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Practical Nurse (not accepting applications )
  • Social Work
  • Northern Institute of Social Justice
  • Partners for Children
  • Geological Technology ( Co-op Offered )
  • Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences
  • Northern Science ( Co-op Offered )
  • Northern Science (Environmental and Conservation Sciences stream)
  • Renewable Resources Management
  • Science
  • Yukon Fisheries Field Assistant
  • Building Northern Apprentices
  • Drillers Helper
  • Heavy Equipment Technician Pre-Apprenticeship (Periods 1, 2, and 3)
  • Introduction to Surface Mining Operations/Heavy Equipment Operations
  • Underground Mining Operations
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Oil Burner Mechanic Apprenticeship (not accepting applications )
  • Pipe Trades (not accepting applications )
  • Welding
  • Yukon Water and Wastewater Operator
  • First Nations Community Services Administration
  • First Nations Leadership Training
  • First Nations Governance-Building Workshops
  • Primary Care Paramedic (not accepting applications )
  • Supply Management Training
  • Complete an application for International Students
  • Support your application by providing proof of your previous education in one of the following ways:
  • Submit an official copy of your SSCE results
  • Mature students (19 years of age or older or 17 years of age and out of school at least one full academic year): Submit an official copy of your SSCE results. You may also be required to write College Assessments.
  • Application Deadline

  • Applications should be sent to the Admissions Office as soon as possible. Processing time may take up to four weeks.
  • Application deadline for most September-entry programs - August 15th
  • Application deadline for most January-entry programs - December 15th.
  • Please contact Program Advisors for exceptions to the September-entry application deadline. However, some programs have early application deadlines (March-May). Program Advisors can be found on the Programs and Courses pages.

    What are the entry requirements?

    This depends on the programmeof choice and also the particular institution. However, generally, a minimum of 5 credits in relevant subjects in SSCE, including a credit pass in English Language that is not below C5.

    How long does it take to process my admission?

    For most of the institutions, visa processing takes 2 – 3 weeks after confirmation of admission and payment of all necessary fees.

    Does the school help with accommodation?

    Nearly all the institutions are multi-campus and as such most students are accommodated on campuses. However, some of them encourage and facilitate off campus residency especially among people in the community in order foster integration with the community.

  • Select a school and a course of study
  • Obtain an application form with our guidelines & instructions pamphlets
  • Fill and return the application forms
  • apply now