Dawson City, Yukon, faces labour shortage as tourism revives


As Dawson City, Yukon, gets set to welcome tourists after two quiet years due to the pandemic, the community is facing a new challenge: it doesn’t have enough people to fill all the jobs to welcome those tourists.

“We have about 162 jobs that are posted at Klondike Outreach here in Dawson,” said Ricky Mawunganidze, executive director of the Klondike Visitor Association, referring to a job website.

“You could argue that we have probably 300 positions that are available and that need to be filled.” 

He said many people moved away during the COVID-19 pandemic.  He added his organization’s main goal right now is to fill the vacant jobs by inviting those who

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