Executive Council Office

Boards and Committees

Employment Standards Board

Department: Community Services | Agency website >>

Address: 307 Black Street, Box 2703 (C-7), Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-667-5944, 1-800-661-0408 local 5944 | Fax: 867-393-6317


The Board hears appeals of certificates and other decisions made by the Director of Employment Standards, recommends minimum wage and fair wage schedule rates to Cabinet, and advises the Minister on matters referred to it. The Board has the authority to make orders fixing the minimum wage and to establish minimum call-in hours, maximum deductions for room and board among other things. Before these orders of the Board come into effect, they must be approved by Cabinet.


Period: 1984 to present
Type: Adjudicative; Advisory


The Minister appoints 5 members. There is 1 Chair, 2 members representative of employers and 2 members representative of employees.

Appointment process: Ministerial appointment

Requirements: No legislated criteria required to join.

Term: 3 years or less and eligible for reappointment (Minister may specify a shorter term).

Meetings: As required.

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Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Hanifan, Katherine Member 07/31/2016 07/30/2019
Hett, David Member 12/18/2017 12/17/2020
Williams, Diane Member 12/18/2017 12/17/2020
McIntyre, Kynan    Member   12/18/2017    12/17/2020
McIntyre, Kynan       Vice-Chair    02/13/2019    12/17/2020 
Duncan, Suzanne   Member   07/17/2018   07/16/2021
Ullyett, Thomas   Chair    05/08/2019    05/07/2022