Beaver Creek
Burwash Landing
Dawson City
Destruction Bay
Haines Junction
Old Crow
Pelly Crossing
Ross River
Watson Lake

Population and Labour Force


The population of Mayo as of 2012 was 446 (yukon bureau of Statisitics).

The region did experience population fluctuations when the local mines closed and re-opened in the 1980’s. However, the population of Mayo has remained relatively stable over the past 20 years.

"The people of Mayo are loyal to their village and many have lived here for generations."

Labour Force

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.

From forestry to mining, Yukoners have worked in natural resource industries for over 100 years, and in developing expertise for working in remote, cold-climate conditions. 

More recently, with new technologies and media-based innovations, along with territory-wide broadband connectivity, Yukoners have become skilled knowledge-based workers.   

For anyone interested in the Mayo labour force, please go to Government of Yukon Socio-Economic Web Portal

Increasing capacity through education, training and skills development and supporting individuals in achieving their personal goals is a priority for the town and supported by many initiatives.

Mayo Official Community Plan (OCP)
Mayo’s OCP reflects the local government and First Nation’s efforts to plan a roadmap to be used as a reference in making decisions about land use and related community development capital expenditures.

The vision “to ensure Mayo remains a healthy, vibrant, and economically stable, regional service centre – a good place for residents to live and work and an attractive place to visit.”

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