Energy, Mines and Resources


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The Mineral Resources branch regulates exploration and mining activity and encourages its development.

Notice to miners arriving in Yukon for work

Anyone arriving in Yukon must self-isolate for 14 days. This includes all workers arriving in Yukon that are working at a:

  • placer or hard rock mine;
  • exploration camp; or
  • any other business or duty associated with the mining and exploration industry.

You cannot conduct your regular duties in camp or at a mine while in self-isolation.

 Yukon Minerals Advisory Board 2017 Annual Report


 Changes to class 1 notification

As of April 1, 2020, you will be required to complete a class 1 notification for activities across Yukon. If there is a valid class 3 or 4 mining land use authorization a class 1 notification is not required.

 Submit your Class 1 notification online

Claimholders and operators are now able to submit a Class 1 notification online. Notification is required to carry out Class 1 exploration work in certain areas of Yukon.

 Temporary staking prohibition for Ross River Area

Staking is prohibited in the Ross River Area until July 31, 2019.

Staking is prohibited in the remaining portion of the Kaska asserted traditional territory in Yukon until April 30, 2020.


 Scroggie Creek winter trail

Permit requirements have changed for heavy equipment travel on the Scroggie Creek winter trail. A Land Use Permit is now required from the Land Management branch. A permit from the department of Highways & Public Works is no longer required. Heavy equipment includes vehicles exceeding 5 ton net weight or vehicles exerting a ground pressure in excess of 35 kPa.

Please contact Land Management at 867.667.5215 or toll-free at 1.800.661.0408 ext. 5215 for further information about timelines and requirements for obtaining a Land Use Permit.