Investigating coroners are responsible for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected and unnatural deaths in their community. They also assist in clarifying the facts for the public record to prevent similar deaths from occurring.

Employment requirements

Investigating coroners must:

  • be of age of majority (in the Yukon this is at least 19 years of age);
  • have a clean criminal record verified by the RCMP;
  • be willing to provide the time and effort required;
  • work within the structure and according to the policies of the Yukon Coroner’s Service;
  • be a trusted member of their community;
  • have the ability to work in situations that may be stressful or unpleasant;
  • have the ability to deal with the public as well as with other investigative agencies; and
  • be willing to question, when necessary, the opinions and actions of others.


Medical, legal and investigation experience, working in sensitive situations and relevant training are considered assets.

The Yukon Coroner’s Service provides training and mentoring for all coroners in the Yukon. Members of Yukon First Nation communities are strongly encouraged to apply.



Interested applicants may apply to be an investigating coroner in the following communities: 

  • Beaver Creek
  • Carcross
  • Dawson City
  • Destruction Bay
  • Old Crow
  • Mayo
  • Pelly Crossing
  • Watson Lake

Submit an application

Submit your completed application by mail or email.

  • Email: heather.jones@yukon.ca
  • Mail:
    Yukon Coroner’s Service 
    Attn: Chief Coroner
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

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