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.

The final two events of the 2017 Contractor's Breakfast Series will include:

Not all Pressure Treated Wood is Created Equal
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7:45am - 10:00am, Yukon College, Lecture Hall Room A2103

Pressure treated wood products are all around us - utility poles, timber bridges, railway cross ties. In residential settings, these products are used for many building applications and extend the service life of wood structures - permanent wood foundations, fences, decks, gazebos, sheds, etc. Pressure treated wood comes in many different forms - the key is to use the right product for the right use. Come and hear an overview of new and improved preserved wood products and recent changes to the Permanent Wood Foundations Manual.

Speaker: Henry Walthert, CAE, Wood Preservation Canada

Henry is the Executive Director of Wood Preservation Canada. Through his 29 year career with the association, he has been involved in the development of industry standards through the Canadian Standards Association, American Wood Protection Association and the International Standards Organization. Prior to WPC, Henry worked for the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers’ Association and the Canadian Hardwood Plywood Association.


Wood Preservation Canada is a not-for-profit industry representing the manufacturers of pressure treated wood products and preservative suppliers across Canada.




Material Selection for High Performance Building Envelopes

Thursday, April 27, 2017

7:45am - 10:00am, Coast High Country Inn, Banquet Room


Learn about what you need to look for in building materials to create a reliable, lasting and cost effective building envelope.

Speaker: Sean McStay CME, CSE - SIGA Cover Inc.

Sean is the trainer and application advisor for SIGA in Western Canada. He comes from a 10+ year career selling products in the construction market with a focus on building envelope and high performance standards. Sean is also a guest lecturer at the BCIT Passive Housing trades training program as well as the City of Vancouver airtightness training course. Sean's focus day to day is to help decision makers select the right materials that balance performance, longevity, ease of use and overall value to create lasting, efficient buildings.

SIGA is a family owned and operated Swiss company that has been in business for over 50 years. Its products are regularly used in a wide variety of climate zones from areas above the arctic circle to Australia and everywhere in between. Its focus is on designing, manufacturing and distributing toxin free high performance tapes and membranes.

To sign up, call 667-5759.


Past Contractor Breakfast Presentations

April 4, 2017 - Changes to the ERS and Good Energy Rebate Program

March 9, 2017 - Healthy, Durable, Sustainable Housing for Circumpolar People

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.

List of Yukon College Industry Specific Continuing Education 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.

List of Professional Trades Programs offered by Yukon College

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