Whitehorse, YukonLOCATION
Estd 1983Established Year

Yukon College is located at the banks of Yukon River and to the east of Whitehorse, Yukon. It promotes the cultural heritage of Yukon through its programs and student activities. With 13 campuses throughout Yukon, it provides access to post-secondary education to the students.  

Why choose Yukon College?  

Yukon College has an increase of 2.3 % in its research income to CAD 4.8 million.

Rankings and Standings

  • Webometrics Canada University Ranking: 100  
  • Webometrics World University Ranking: 6075
  • UniPage Canada University Ranking: 121
  • UniPage World University Ranking: 8375
  • Ranked 2nd among all the comparable institutes in Canada for the number of paid researches according to Research Infosource Inc.

Key features at a glance

  • One of the lowest tuition fees among institutes of Canada.
  • Unique Northern Canada historical experience amidst of stunning natural beauty and wildlife.
  • Several credit-based agreements with universities and colleges of Canada and Alaska for University transfer.


Type of UniversityPublic & Community
Total number of courses50+
Total Enrollment per year5500+
Full-time students (Credit programs)651
Part-time students (Credit programs)539
Enrollment in Non- Credit programs4417
International students11%
Faculty Members400
Test Scores acceptedIELTS, TOEFL
Basic Tuition fee, Undergraduate International StudentsCAD 3 875 – CAD 5 200
Official Websitewww.yukoncollege.yk.ca

Exploring the Campuses and Learning Centers of Yukon College

Including the main campus at Whitehorse, there are a total of 13 campuses in Yukon providing various vocational as well as academic programs:

  1. Yukon College, Carcross
  2. Yukon College, Carmack
  3. Yukon College, Dawson City
  4. Yukon College, Faro
  5. Yukon College, Haines Junction 
  6. Yukon College, Mayo
  7. Yukon College, Old Crow
  8. Yukon College, Pelly Crossing
  9. Yukon College, Ross River
  10. Yukon College, Teslin
  11. Yukon College, Watson lake
  12. Yukon College Correctional Center, Whitehorse

Campus housing at Yukon College:

  • Surrounded by multiples natural attractions like Takhini Hot springs, Carcross Desert and Mount Sima, Campus housings at Yukon College are all located at Ayamdigut campus.
  • They make sure residents do have a chance to visit all the scenic beauties around via organizing regular trips.
  • Concerts and various volunteering activities to keep residents engaged after college hours.

Facilities available at Ayamdigut campus includes: Gymnasium, Library, Cafeteria, Bookstore, First Nations lounge etc. Housing is available in different categories, based on age, and other related factors.

  • Single or Double Campus Housing Building: House to 55 residents in overall 48 rooms, these rooms are generally meant for those aged 16 and above. Rooms are generally furnished with sink, bed, wardrobe, lamp, chair, a small fridge, table.
  • Mature Campus Housing Building: A total of 12 dorm styled rooms are available for those aged 25 and above. This building is suitable for those seeking a quitter environment.
  • Family of Multi-Person Campus Housing Building: Two buildings containing 32 apartments, each containing 2-3 bedrooms, 1-2 washrooms with all required facilities.

Choose the Right One from Different Programs Offered

Yukon college offers more than 50 courses in Degree, Diploma and Certificate programs in various departments. The primary subject areas include Health, Education, Liberal Arts, Science, Trade, Technology and Mining. Few of the major specializations are-

On-campus Programs, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)

Aviation ManagementBachelor of Arts in Indigenous GovernanceBusiness Administration
Culinary ArtsEarly learning and Child careFood and Beverages operations
General StudiesGeological TechnologyHealth Care Assistant
Heritage and CultureLiberal ArtsMultimedia Communication
Native language InstructorNorthern Justice and CriminologyNorthern Science
Office AdministrationDecision Making for Climate ChangeRenewable Resources Management
Restaurant OperationsScienceSocial Work
Visual ArtsCarpentryElectrical
Environmental Monitoring CertificateHeavy Equipment TechnicianMillwright
Oil Burner MechanicPipe Trades (Plumbing & Gas fitting)Welding

Off-Campus Programs offered at Yukon College:

  • Building Northern Apprentice
  • Introduction to Surface Mining Operations/heavy Equipment operations
  • Climate Change Policy

Online/Video Programs offered at Yukon College:

  • Computer Support Technician
  • Public Administration
  • Core Competencies for First line Supervisors

All You Need to Know About the Application Process

Language being the major concern defines the minimum eligibility for all the courses. To get admitted in Yukon College, applicant must be either 19 years of age or have a high school graduation from their country.

  • Students within age range of 17-19 and not completed high school in their country can still be considered for admission provided they have not attended school for not less than a year.
  • Other than mentioned eligibilities, English proficiency tests like TOEFL and IELTS scores are also necessary.
  • For Direct Entry in University programs:
For Bachelor’s degree programsIELTS: 6.0 (In each section as well) TOEFL: 79 (No less than 19 in each section)
Diploma & Certificate ProgramsIELTS: 6.0 (No less than 5.5 in each section) TOEFL: 79 (No less than 19 in each section)
Health Care Assistant Certificate ProgramIELTS: 5.5 (No less than 5.5 in each section) TOEFL: 71
Culinary Arts, Office Administration and Trade ProgramsIELTS: 5.0 (No less than 5.0 in each section) TOEFL: 45

For direct entry into trades such as carpentry, welding or culinary arts the English requirements are lower.

Admission Process for International Students:

Below is the step wise process to be followed for applying any course at Yukon College.

  1. Read all the information carefully before filling the application forms.
  2. Fill the application form.
  3. If applying for intermediate level ESL, send English writing sample i.e. 25-30 sentences introducing yourself.
  4. For the programs other than intermediate level ESL, send original TOEFL or IELTS score card and high school transcripts.
  5. Once received the eligibility letter, pay tuition fee as per the course of application.
  6. Receive acceptance letter and apply for the Visa.

Application fee:

  • Application fee of CAD 100 needs to be paid.

What it Costs to Study in Yukon College?

Tuition fee for Students of Canada or Alaska (in Canadian Dollars):

Credit courses for Certificate & diploma programsCAD 116/credit
CAD 348/three credit course
Credit courses for 3rd & 4th year courses in degree programsCAD 133/credit
College Access Pathways CoursesCAD 73/credit
CAD 219/three credit course
Practical Nurse, Renewable Resources ManagementCAD 110/credit
Geological TechnologyCAD 115/credit
Workplace ReadinessCAD 513/term full-time
CAD 366/term part-time
Graduate Level (Climate Change Policy)CAD 500/credit
Full time Vocational (Office Administration), Culinary ArtsCAD 1,725/term
Pre-Apprenticeship Programs (Carpentry, Electrical, Welding)CAD 2,500/Program

Other than Tuition fee, non-refundable mandatory fees are also applicable to the students from Canada/Alaska:

Application FeeCAD 30
Student Union FeeCAD 50/term Full Time
CAD 10/term Part Time
Technology FeeCAD 100/term Full Time
CAD 25/term Part Time

Depending upon choice of course or programs ancillary fees may also be charged as per rules.

For International Students:

English as 2nd Language (ESL) – Advanced, Intermediate, Multi- Level
Semester Fee (15 Weeks)CAD 3,875
Weekly fee (Intermediate/Multi-level)CAD 281
Diploma and certificate Programs
Semester Fee (15-16 Weeks)CAD 4,150
Renewable resources, Mineral Resources, Culinary Arts & Health care Assistant Program
Semester feeCAD 4,950
Trade Programs
Semester Fee (20 Weeks)CAD 5,200

Additional mandatory fees for international students:

ESLCAD 150 per semester (Approx.)
Other ProgramsCAD 500 -CAD 700 per semester
Application FeeCAD 100 (non-refundable)
Technology FeeCAD 100 per Semester
Student Union feeCAD 30 per Semester
Health InsuranceCAD 1.70 - CAD 1.80 per day through a private company 
Canadian Language benchmark (CLB) TestCAD 50
AccuplacerCAD 15

Residence Cost for Students of Canada/Alaska:

Application FeeCAD 25
Security Deposit
Main Singles & mature Campus HousingCAD 500
ApartmentsCAD 200 + One month’s Rent
Campus Housing Apartments
Attached 2 bed-roomCAD 1,050
Detached 2 bed-roomCAD 1,150
Detached 3 bed-roomCAD 1,140
Campus Housing Main Singles & Mature Campus Housing
Per term [16 Week Academic turns (Either Sept- Dec or Jan- Apr)]CAD 1,700-CAD 2,600
MonthlyCAD 535 – CAD 585

For International Students:

Campus HousingCAD 2,000 a semester (16 Week)
Campus Housing Damage DepositCAD 500 (For single rooms)
Campus Housing Application FeeCAD 25 (Non-refundable)
Homestay (Includes meals)CAD 750 a month
Homestay DepositCAD 750
Homestay Application feeCAD 200 (Non-refundable)

Financial Aids and Student Scholarship NSCC

Yukon College offers various college and government scholarship, student awards and bursaries.

  • Aids can be based on academic or personal achievements or financial need or there could be other specific criteria. GPA of 2.0 is minimum eligibility for the applicants.
  • Awards are categorized in two categories i.e. Entrance Awards and General Awards.  
  • Other than entrance and general awards category, there are four faculty nominated awards also. Total number of awards exceeds 45.

Work while you study

  • Full-time students with valid study permit are eligible to work inside the campus for Un-limited hours and outside campus up to 20 hours/week and full time during academic breaks.
  • This is possible only if your study permit must have this condition stated at the bottom of the document.
  • Study permit alone cannot ensure working permission, student must have a Co-op work permit/work placement permit.
Find a Program
Total Enrollment
International Students
Male : Female Ratio
Acceptance Rate
Total Applications
Box 2799, 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, YT
Get free counselling

Follow & Share this college to get information about admission