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Service Description

A program of last resort that helps eligible on-reserve residents and Status Indians in the Yukon cover the costs of their daily living and provides funding to access employment supports.

Income assistance includes funds for:

  • basic needs (such as food, clothing, and rent and utilities allowance)
  • special needs (such as essential household items, personal incidentals and doctor-recommended diets)
  • pre-employment and employment supports to move individuals toward self-sufficiency (such as life skills and job training).

Contact your regional office for further information.


Individuals and their families who are ordinarily resident on reserve* or Status Indians who live in the Yukon who:
- Are eligible for basic or special financial assistance
- Can demonstrate they have no other source of funding to meet their basic needs.

*Ordinarily resident on reserve means that an individual lives on-reserve and does not maintain a primary residence off reserve, but may be temporarily off reserve for the purpose of seeking education or obtaining care or services not available on reserve.

Any individual who is eligible and applies for income assistance will be assessed according to the criteria of their province or the Yukon. Assessment covers the individuals:
- Financial need
- Employability
- Family composition and age
- Available financial resources in the household.

Further details available online or by contacting your community's band office.

Application Process

Application process depends on where you reside - contact your community's band office for details.



Toll-Free: 1-800-567-9604

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Coverage Area


Languages Offered

English, French

Saskatchewan Regional Office


1827 Albert Street
Regina SK  S4P 2S9

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday (by appointment only)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

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