Dental Hygienist

Government of Yukon -> Health & Social Services – Community Health, Dental Health

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Requisition: #32218

Salary: $73,295 – $84,937 annum

Closing date: February 23, 2022

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Indigenous ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service.

For more information on the hiring preference, visit

This is an until-filled competition. Candidates are encouraged not to delay submitting their application as this posting can close at any time with 24-hours posted notice. Resumes will be screened at regular intervals until the position is filled or the competition closes, whichever is earliest.

This posting will be used to fill 1 permanent, full-time position, and 2 term, full-time positions (to 31 August 2022), working 75 hours biweekly. This competition will also be used to fill anticipatory permanent and term positions that may become available.

Who We Are

The Yukon Children’s Dental Program, comprised of Dental Therapists and Dental Hygienists, provides comprehensive diagnostic, preventative and restorative dental services to preschool and school-aged children in Whitehorse and throughout rural Yukon. The incumbents will deliver preventative dental procedures that include placing temporary fillings, fissure sealants and Silver diamine fluoride (SDF). Hygienists are part of a team that is committed to improving the oral health of all Yukon children.

For more information on our beautiful territory, please visit: Travel Yukon >.

What We Offer

Government of Yukon has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and Top Employers for Canadians over 40. Along with generous leave benefits, Yukon government offers:

  • Competitive salary range and benefits (medical, dental, pension)

  • Generous leave benefits (vacation, sick, special, etc.)

  • Ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies as well as a recently launched online learning platform called YGLearn, which features a variety of mobile-friendly course offerings

  • Competitive travel per diems for assigned work travel; per diems can typically range anywhere between $5,000 and $10,000 per year for this Dental Hygienist position, depending on the amount travelled

  • We are committed to diversity and inclusivity, and strive to create a supportive environment for all our employees

  • As an eligible government employee, you and your family will have access to immediate and confidential assistance at no cost through our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

  • For more information on the comprehensive list of benefits and perks, explore our website, < >

For more information about the program and being a Dental Hygienist in Yukon, please contact Lorna Arsenault, Manager, Yukon Children’s Dental Program, at 867-336-2395 or

For information on the Yukon government’s hiring process and this posting, please contact Jaime Strachan, Human Resources Consultant, at (867) 332-5768 or

For help on how to apply to this competition, please visit our website at or, if you have questions about creating your e-recruitment profile, email or phone 867-667-9453.

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based on the detailed information you provide in your resume; ensure you use a month/year to month/year format.

  • Dental Hygiene diploma or degree

  • Current registration with a Canadian registered dental hygiene regulatory authority

  • Experience providing various dental services to children and youth

  • Experience working in community health or a public health organization will be considered an asset.

  • Training and experience with Silver Diamine Fluoride and Interim Stabilization Therapy will be considered an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Understanding of, and adherence to, the Dental Hygienists’ Code of Ethics & Code of Conduct

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work autonomously and effectively plan and manage a large, diverse workload

  • Strong ability to build and maintain effective relationships through collaboration with colleagues and clients

  • Strong ability and confidence to work autonomously

  • Excellent approach in working with children and families

  • Leadership skills that demonstrate aptitude in public health and program/service delivery

  • Demonstrated high standards and adherence to infection prevention and control protocols.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Valid class 5 driver’s licence

  • Security clearance with vulnerable sectors

  • CPR certificate, to be obtained within 6 months of hire

  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods certificate, to be obtained within 6 months

  • Registration with Yukon’s Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for dental hygiene licence prior to hire


The Government of Yukon announced October 15, 2021, that all public servants will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Starting November 30, 2021, Government of Yukon employees will be required to have had one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Two doses will be required by January 30, 2022. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the Government of Yukon. More information can be found here <>.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to utilize a personal vehicle within Whitehorse city limits; extensive travel throughout the rest of Yukon will be required (up to 1-3 weeks per trip); ability to lift up to 50 lbs; and must be comfortable working with young children (preschool and school-age).

Learn more about us!

We are the Yukon public service. Every day, we come together to serve the people who live here, and to make a difference in so many ways—from simple to extraordinary and everything in between. Here, you will find the diverse opportunities you desire to develop your career while enjoying a warm sense of community and vibrant artistic, cultural and recreational amenities, all set in a spectacular natural environment.

To learn more about why Yukon government is recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, please visit

To learn more about what Yukon has to offer, check out this link:  

How to Apply

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