YuWin is worth keeping

YuWin is worth keeping Having just read your Jan. 22 article "Popular Yukon job site set to close" I would like to comment. I am the owner of a small business (approximately 16 employees). I would like to state unequivocally that I have never in my 14+ y

Having just read your Jan. 22 article “Popular Yukon job site set to close” I would like to comment.

I am the owner of a small business (approximately 16 employees). I would like to state unequivocally that I have never in my 14+ years in business in the Yukon successfully filled a position using Canada Job Bank. It is relatively restrictive in what one can post and it draws a lot of attention from foreigners who do not hold work permits for Canada and people across the country who, for whatever reason, do not appear to be seriously interested in the jobs they find listed there.

On the other hand I frequently fill positions through YuWin. It directly targets locals and has the added benefit of being easy to navigate. While it may serve the purposes of the Yukon government for other reasons, Canada’s Job Bank is not helpful to Yukon employers trying to fill vacancies. Its only use to for me to date is to fulfill requirements in processing a foreign national as part of the nominee program.

Without YuWin we will be left without an effective online tool for the purpose of filling vacancies with local job-seekers.

Glenys Baltimore

Owner and manager The Claim Cafe & Food Co. Whitehorse

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Yukon artist’s work featured in national exhibit

Nicole Favron named as Yukon winner for 2020 BMO Art! competition

Higher camping fees, new campground, reconciliation efforts feature in Yukon parks 10-year strategy

Creating a new campground within two hours of Whitehorse, introducing higher camping… Continue reading

UPDATED: Driver in alleged Whitehorse gun-pointing incident arrested

Christopher Dick, 24, charged with obstructing a peace officer, failing to comply with release order

YG and pharmacies preparing for flu vaccine distribution

The Yukon government is preparing for flu season and encouraging people to… Continue reading

Non-resident tests positive for COVID-19

The individual has been hospitalized in Whitehorse

Hot Hounds bikejor race serves as lone summer competition

Held in Mount Lorne, the race was organized by the Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon

Whitehorse operations building officially open

Staff are taking phased approach to moving in

North of Ordinary Experience Centre shutting down

COVID-19 has caused bookings for the space to become almost non-existent, owner says

Canada Games Centre could get new playground

Council to vote on contract award

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council this week

Harescramble brings out motorcycle community

This year’s event included 67 riders

YG seeks members for youth climate change panel

“Yukon youth deserve to have their voices heard”

Yukon NDP hold AGM

This year’s meeting was held virtually

Most Read