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FAQ

 

How do I get my qualifications recognized?
Where do I find information about employers of health professionals in Yukon?
Where do I look for jobs?
Where can I get help to fill out paperwork?
What is a regulator / regulatory authority / regulatory body?
What is the difference between a regulatory body and a professional association?


How do I get my qualifications recognized?

If your qualifications relate to a regulated profession you need to follow the requirements of the regulatory authority.

If your profession is unregulated in Yukon, it is advisable to find out what the requirements of the profession-specific regulatory authority in another jurisdiction are and follow them before you apply for a job as many Yukon employers ask for licensure in a Canadian province.

For more information please visit the section on Foreign Qualification Recognition.


Where do I find information about employers of health professionals in Yukon?

General information can be found in the section called “Working in Yukon”.

The two major employers of health professionals in Yukon are the Department of Health & Social Services and the Yukon Hospital Corporation.


Where do I look for jobs?

It is a good idea to first research the jobs you are interested in. The Job Bank will help you explore careers.


Where can I get help to fill out paperwork?

Two agencies provide assistance to newcomers:
            ▪ The Multicultural Centre of the Yukon for services in English
            ▪ L’Association franco-yukonnaise for services in French.

Please contact them directly.


What is a regulator / regulatory authority / regulatory body?

A regulator / regulatory authority / regulatory body is a person or an organization that supervises a particular profession. To find out who regulates your profession, please visit the section titled “Which Health Professions Are Regulated?” and find your profession.

If your profession is not listed there, it means that is not regulated in Yukon. In this case, you can find more information in the section called “Which Health Professions Are Unregulated?”.


What is the difference between a regulatory body and a professional association?

The mandate of a regulatory body is to protect the public by setting the standards for entry into the profession, licensing qualified practitioners, implementing and enforcing standards of practice and investigating complaints against practitioners.

The mandate of a professional association is to promote and represent the interests of a profession and to educate Canadians about the profession.

Regulatory bodies and professional associations are profession-specific which means that each profession has their own regulatory body and their own professional association. In some jurisdictions and for some professions both functions are carried out by the same organization, e.g. the Yukon Registered Nurses Association is both the regulatory authority as well as the professional association of Registered Nurses in Yukon.