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
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.