Yukon Budget Predicts $48.2 Million Surplus for Dental Program and More


The Yukon government is expecting a $48.2-million surplus in 2023, promising a budget for health care, inflation relief and more. The territory’s new dental program is estimated to have $3.6 million spent on it to give uninsured residents up to $1,300 a year in benefits.

“This year’s budget will make life more affordable for Yukoners. It moves our territory forward on reconciliation. It sets out our plan to grow a strong, resilient economy,” said Finance Minister Sandy Silver, according to CTV News.

Four million is also budgeted to help increase the presence of healthcare workers in the territory.

Read more about Yukon’s 2023 budget.