Department of Justice

Coroner's Office

Become a Coroner in Yukon

Accepting applications of interest for community coroners
Complete application form

Applications of interest are being accepted for new coroners in the following communities: Carcross, Dawson, Haines Junction, Mayo, Old Crow and Ross River. Applications for Whitehorse are not being accepted at this time.

Reporting to the Chief Coroner, the community coroner is responsible for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected and unnatural deaths in their community. The coroner clarifies the facts for the public record and seeks to prevent similar deaths from occurring.

  • Must be of age of majority (YT – 19 years).
  • Have clean criminal record as verified by the RCMP.
  • Must be willing to provide time and effort to the community as a coroner.
  • Must be willing to work within the structure of the Coroner’s Service and according to the policies of the Yukon Coroner’s Service.
  • Must be a member in good standing of his/her community and held in high regard.
  • Must have the ability to work in situations that may be stressful or unpleasant.
  • Must have the ability to deal effectively with the public as well as with other investigative agencies.
  • Must be independent of character to allow him/her to question, when necessary, the opinions and actions of others.

Candidates can submit completed applications: By mail to: Yukon Coroner’s Service, PO Box 2703 (J10A), Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6 By email to: kirsten.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

Experience in medical or legal disciplines, investigation, working in highly sensitive situations, and other relevant training and experience will be considered an asset. Yukon Coroner’s Service provides training and mentoring for all coroners in Yukon. First Nation applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.