Useful Links

ASSOCIATIONS

Bed and Breakfast Association of the Yukon(BBAY)- a membership organization which promotes B&B’s throughout Yukon to visitors and encourages a high standard of service and hospitality.

Tourism Industry Association of Yukon- is the tourism industry association forging a common voice and taking action to influence, promote and assist the development of tourism in the Yukon.  

Wilderness Tourism Association of Yukon- is the collective voice of the wilderness and adventure tourism industry in the Yukon Territory, Canada. We are a member-driven, non-profit organization providing marketing, advocacy, research, consultation, referrals and education.

Yukon Convention Bureau- is a membership-based Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) charged with marketing Yukon as a favorable destination for meetings and events both within Yukon and outside the Territory.

Yukon Historical Museums Association - an active Yukon-wide society, cooperating with museums, governments, institutions, and the public to carry out its mandate, "to preserve, interpret and protect the Yukon's heritage resources.

Yukon Outfitters Association- provides a voice for outfitters to address issues of concern related to guided hunting.

Yukon Tourism Education Council- addresses industry’s need for a coordinating body to undertake the human resource issues facing the Tourism Industry in the Yukon; provides training and education products to tourism and service businesses; Works in conjunction with the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council.

City of Whitehorse - provides the most comprehensive information about Yukon's capital city, Whitehorse

Klondike Visitors Association- provides tourist information about Dawson City

Canadian Tourism Commission(CTC)- Canada’s national tourism marketing organization. Industry updates, research and statistics, markets, news and events, industry toolkits, etc. 

CTC Media Centre is web-based platform that has been designed to provide all the Crown Corporation’s clientele – media, industry, public sector and staff - with timely news, research and other key resources relevant to the Canadian tourism industry.

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council(CTHRC)-Tourism training programs and certification, national standards, online training, career resources, educational materials and tourism training and more.

Hotel Association of Canada - a voice for Canada's lodging industry. Providing common voice for members and informing industry regarding latest news and issues. Developed the Green Key Eco-Rating Program. A graduated rating system designed to recognize hotels, motels, and resorts that are committed to improving their fiscal and environmental performance.

Tourism Industry Association of Canada - Serves as the national private-sector advocate for the tourism industry in Canada, representing the interests of the tourism business community nation-wide.

World Tourism Association -  is a specialized agency of the United ‎Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a ‎global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.‎

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Aboriginal Business Canada - ABC provides support to Aboriginal entrepreneurs for a range of activities including business planning, start-up, expansion and marketing.

Business Development Bank of Canada - Starting a business? This online guide can help. It provides an overview of the process from A to Z and includes as many links as possible to online tools and useful sites – many of them free. 

Canada Business Service Centre/Yukon - an on-line resource guide for Canadian entrepreneurs. Each province or territory has a section. Topics include but are not limited to: starting a business, financing, human resources, taxation, importing, exporting, etc.

Canadian Northern Development Agency (CanNor)- is a new stand-alone agency focused on northern economic development, a key deliverable under the government’s integrated Northern Strategy. Its objective is to help provide the foundation for a prosperous economic future for those who live, work and support their families in the North.

Community Services, Yukon Government - plays a role in the lives of most Yukoners, whether they are registering a vehicle, obtaining a building permit, applying for funds to develop a recreational facility, registering a business, or using a library.The main purpose of the department is to serve Yukoners and their communities. Permits and services listing. Consumer Services  primary goal is to create and encourage a fair, efficient and informed marketplace for business and consumers.

Dana Naye Ventures - The company provides developmental financing assistance and business services to small and medium sized entrepreneurs, both Aboriginal and non Aboriginal in Yukon and the northern British Columbia. Provide assistance in securing financing and ongoing assistance to enhance a clients' overall business capacity, provide advice/mentoring after start-up and assist in addressing challenges unique to their business.

Economic Development, Yukon Government - works with the Yukon business community and with other governments to support business development, trade and investment opportunities, and partnerships for the development of the Yukon economy. The Business and Industry Development Branch offers are wide variety of business start-up and development services. 

Employer 411.com - is to provide one place to assist employers in better understanding the various programs and what options may be available if they are considering recruiting and hiring a foreign worker in the Yukon. Maintained by Yukon Tourism Education Council.

Wilderness Tourism License - Anyone who takes clients into the Yukon wilderness in return for any kind of fee or reward needs to have a Wilderness Tourism Licence. The Department of Environment administers the wilderness tourism license as per the Wilderness Tourism Licensing Act.

Wildlife Viewing- The Wildlife Viewing Program will help you find the sites where some of the best wildlife viewing is found, and give you tips about how to look, where to find out more information and what else is out there that you might not have noticed.

Yukon Business Development Program(YPDP) - The Yukon Business Development Program provides personalized business development assistance to selected companies in a large variety of sectors.

Yukon Chamber of Commerce - to be the leading voice of Yukon’s business community by providing advocacy and representation on issues affecting business.

Yukon College - Tourism programming at Yukon College is designed to offer quality education for individuals who have a serious interest in establishing or enhancing a career in tourism and hospitality professions.

Yukon Corporate Affairs, Yukon Government - Corporate Affairs facilitates and supports business in the Yukon by providing a variety of information and services to business and the public.