Older Workers Program

Mature students with instructor

Are you an older worker squeezed out of a job by a changing economy? Or do you want to start a new career or follow a dream you’ve always had?

Yukon University, in partnership with the Canadian and Yukon Governments, is proud to deliver the Older Workers Program.

Program description

This innovative 13-week program aims to support participants to identify and seek suitable employment, undertake further training or education and/or improve wellbeing.

The intentions of the Older Workers Program are to support students to:

  • Increase their employability by giving and receiving feedback, developing a resume, cover letter and interview skills
  • Improve their computer literacy.
  • Build their confidence and understanding of personality dimensions, learning styles, workplace essential skills and career options
  • Successfully participate in a relevant work placement that is aligned with personal goals and individual suitability.
  • Complete various work-related safety certifications and interpersonal skills courses
  • Broaden their understanding of health and wellness and its’ relevance to finding and maintaining meaningful employment.
Admission requirements

Participants should meet the following criteria:

  • 50-70 years of age
  • Unemployed or under-employed
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Experience barriers to employment

Due to limited seats there is a selection process for eligible applicants.

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NOTE: There is no tuition fee for this program and a student stipend is provided.