For New Residents
The century old Village of Mayo is located near the confluence of the Mayo and Stewart rivers in the heart of the Yukon. It is situated 406 kilometers northeast of Whitehorse, traveling north on the Klondike Highway and then east on the Silver Trail highway. Dawson City is 235 km west of Mayo travelling west from Stewart Crossing on the Klondike Highway.
It lies within the traditional territory of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun (FNNND). Mayo was established in 1903 as a service center and port for the Keno mining district, where silver, zinc and lead ores were transported from Elsa, loaded onto sternwheelers in Mayo and shipped to Whitehorse.
An all-weather road linking Mayo with Whitehorse was completed in 1950, including the Silver Trail, a scenic highway that begins at Stewart Crossing on the Klondike Highway, travels through Mayo and leads to the mining camp at Elsa and the unincorporated community of Keno.
This century old village and surronding area has a current population of 446 (2012).
Today, Mayo is a thriving regional centre that is centered around mining, exploration, tourism, outfitting and adventure tours, and is the staging point for backcountry wilderness trips into the Peel River Watershed.
Beautiful scenery, extensive history and a growing economy make the community of Mayo an easy choice to choose to settle or start a business.
"The Mayo Marathon is the kind of energy and experience one can only get from the midnight sun and the Mayo Community makes you feel like you are home."
There are approximately 115 private dwellings (2011) in Mayo, predominately single-detached dwellings.
- Yukon Housing Corporation (YHC)
Yukon Housing Corporation offers 20 social housing units and 6 staff units in Mayo . The Corporation also offers programs and services that enable home renovations, construction of additional rental suites, mortgages and financing.
The main employers in Mayo are with government: Federal, Territorial, First Nation and municipal. The private sector provides employment in the construction, mining, service industry, and tourism fields.
- Yukon Employment Central
Provides job boards, employment counseling, workshops and more.
Online employment resource for employers and job seekers, including current job listings, the Yukon labour market, career planning, education, and training.
- Yukon Workfutures
Guide to work opportunities in the territory that provides information on the labour market, working conditions, education, and employment prospects.
- Invest Yukon: Yukon Employment Connection
List of employment-related websites to help your search for employment.