Welders urgently needed for fast employment in Canada


This competition is to fill a 1-year Term position in Whitehorse.

Highways and Public Works


Building Foundations

Inspiring Innovation

Exceeding Expectations

Without a firm foundation, nothing lasts.

Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity, and purpose. Things like roads and bridges, buildings and equipment, airports and government services, and information and communications networks. It’s a big department with many tools and hats. Our work is building the foundations that enable you to enjoy a full life in Yukon, one with freedom and opportunity to travel where you need, to do your job without constraints and to connect with the people that matter to you.

We’re here so you can be there.

The Transportation Division of Highways and Public Works builds and maintains the infrastructure, systems and programs that are critical to a healthy and vibrant Yukon. We employ operators, engineers, analysts, administrators, mechanics, and safety specialists to name a few and we offer many rewarding career opportunities. Our aviation, engineering, maintenance and transport services branches ensure a safe and effective transportation network that connects Yukon to the world and supports economic growth and a healthy society within the territory. We take this responsibility very seriously and we thrive in a challenging environment keeping the Yukon on the move 24/7.

Our people are your people.

The Transportation Maintenance Branch is committed to maintaining all highway, recreational roads, airstrips and other facilities for the traveling public. We deliver services in a professional and efficient manner with safety as our number one priority.

Reporting to the Heavy Equipment Mechanical Foreman, this position is responsible for performing welding repairs to a variety of the Department’s highway, aviation and marine equipment. This position is also responsible for designing and fabricating attachments, tools and components for equipment for all clients of Mechanical Operations.

For information about applying on a Highways and Public Works competition, contact Kylie Townend, HR Consultant at kylie.townend@gov.yk.ca

For more information about this job, contact Kelly Dewdney, Manager Mechanical Operations at kelly.dewdney@gov.yk.ca

Please do not email resumes to either of these addresses; resumes may only be accepted through e-recruitment.

If you need technical support submitting your application/resume, please contact: 867-667-9453 or E-Recruitment.clientsupport@gov.yk.ca.

Essential Qualifications

Review the essential qualifications below. We will screen your resume based on these qualifications.

  • Journeyman certification in Welding Trade, Pressure B Ticket would be an asset
  • Experience making welding repairs to a large variety of equipment used in highway maintenance and construction
  • Experience designing and fabricating attachments, tools and components
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license or equivalent

If you have these qualifications, ensure you clearly expand upon them (for each applicable employer) in your resume.

Prior to applying, refer to our sample resume to assist you in your application.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

We are currently looking for individuals who have skills making welding repairs to a large variety of equipment, including designing and fabricating attachments, tools and other components. If you are able to deal with changing priorities, enjoy working in a team environment, are self-motivated, safety and service oriented and are committed to the job we would like to hear from you.

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment:

Valid Yukon Class 5 Driver’s licence, Transportation Dangerous Goods Certificate (within six months), WHMIS Certificate (within six months).

Job Requirements: Lift heavy objects, work in adverse weather conditions, work at a height of 6-10 feet, work outside of headquarters area, mandatory use of personal protective equipment, and travel throughout the Yukon



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