Yukon Housing Corporation

Programs & Services

Training and Education

Yukon Housing Corporation’s Strategic plan includes a focus on education and training for industry and the public on a range of topics related to housing.

These training opportunities promote professional development in Yukon’s construction trades sector, give the public a better understanding of new home construction, and self-managing a home construction project for those Yukoners who want to build their own home.


2017 Contractor's Breakfast Series will include:

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Changes to the Good Energy Rebate Program and the EnerGuide Rating System
Learn from local builders that are leading Canada in building super-insulated new homes and retrofitting existing homes to high energy performance standards.
Speakers:    Craig Olsen, Certified Energy Advisor at Olsen's Resource Consulting
                    Matt Ooms, Senior Energy Advisor for Yukon government

Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Law for Contractors 101
Learn about contractors, extras, change of scope, inspections and builder liens basics.
Speakers: Greg Fekete and Mark Wallace from Austring, Fendrick & Fairman 

Information on future speakers and topics will be announced soon.

All breakfasts will be held at the Coast High Country Inn from 7:45am to 10:30am.

To sign up, call 667-5759.



Past Contractor Breakfast Presentations

March 2, 2017 - Safe and Efficient Home Heating (Yukon Chimney Sweeps)

February 16, 2017 - Passive House Living Building Challenge

February 9, 2017 - National Building code 2015, Part 9 Changes

April 28, 2016 - Indoor Air Quality

April 13, 2016 - Building Enclosures in a Northern Climate

April 6, 2016 - PV Presentation

March 22, 2016 – Breaking Down Barriers






March 16, 2016 – Solar PV Latest Developments

March 16, 2016 – Making Solar Installation in Yukon Easier






March 9, 2016 – Strapping Exterior Insulated Wall Assemblies

March 2, 2016 – Insulated Concrete Forms

Feb 9, 2016 – Installation of Oil Fired Appliances

May 21, 2015 - Building a Sustainbly Certified Home (LEED)

May 7, 2015 - Optimal Window and MURB

May 6, 2015 - Cost Optimized Construction

April 29, 2015 - Thermosyphons

April 29, 2015 - Permafrost Thaw

April 29, 2015 - NISI Standards Overview

April 15, 2015 - Electric Thermal Storage

April 1, 2015 - Building Solar Friendly Roofs

March 9, 2015 - Breaking Down Barriers to Building SuperGreen

April 4, 2014 - Energy Options for Residential Heating

March 20, 2014 - Gas Burning Devices

March 20, 2014 - Code for Oil Burning Equipment

March 7, 2014 - Oil Burning Equipment Installation Code & Local Issues

January 23, 2014 - Major Changes to the 2010 Construction Codes

March 31, 2010 - Oil Inspection Survey

May 5, 2009 - SuperGreen Construction Workshop

April 28, 2009 - Indoor Air Quality

April 22, 2009 - SuperGreen Home & Energy Efficient Construction 

April 15, 2009 - On the Road to Sustainable Housing


Yukon College Continuing Education - Industry and Safety Training

Whether you are beginning a career in construction trades or looking to acquire certification for a particular trade, Yukon College’s Continuing Education program has the training programs designed to help you get where you want to be.

Current training calendar of Yukon College Trades courses

Yukon Advanced Education

A career in Yukon’s construction trades can be a dynamic, in-demand and rewarding vocation. The Advanced Education Branch of Yukon Education provides a number of programs for the training and certification of apprentices and trades workers in Yukon.

Advanced Education's trades programs 

HOPE: Home Ownership Preparedness and Education Program

From land selection to costing and contracting, this course co-delivered by the Yukon Housing Corporation offers practical information on how to manage the construction or renovation of your own home.

Find out more about the HOPE course






Northern Safety Network Yukon

The goal of the NSNY is to foster a commitment to occupational health and safety among Yukon workers and employers. NSNY offers a range of classroom and skills based safety training courses designed to support individual safety on the job, courses are endorsed by Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board. NSNY administers the Certificate of Recognition (COR™) Program. COR is an auditable occupational health and safety certification program for all Yukon employers.  

Northern Safety Network Yukon

Contact us

410 Jarvis Street
Whitehorse YT
Y1A 2H5 

Mailing address:
Yukon Housing Corporation
Box 2703 (Y-1)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

Phone: (867) 667-5759
Toll-free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5759
Fax: (867) 667-3664
Email: ykhouse@gov.yk.ca