For New Residents
The captivating community of Old Crow is located on the banks of the Porcupine River and is the most northerly community in the Yukon, and the only community that cannot be accessed by road.
Situated north of the Arctic Circle, approximately 800 kilometres north of Whitehorse, Old Crow is home to the self-governing Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, part of the Gwich'in people who historically inhabited parts of Alaska, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.
The community of Old Crow became a year-round settlement in the 1950s with the building of a school and store. Before this, the site was a gathering spot for hunting and trade along the Porcupine River.
The community is close to the spectacular Vuntut National Park, created in 1995 as a result of the Vuntut Gwitchin land claims settlement.
The people of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation live a traditional life, relying heavily on the Porcupine Caribou Herd. They also participate in higher education, are active in Yukon governing bodies and travel widely for work and pleasure.
There are approximately 245 houses (2011) in Old Crow, predominately single-detached dwellings, owned by the First Nation.
The main employers in Old Crow are with government: Federal, Territorial, and First Nation. The private sector provides employment in some service sector 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.