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Yukon Provincial Nominee Program

The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is run by the Yukon Government in partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada under the “Agreement for Canada-Yukon Cooperation on Immigration.” This partnership allows Yukon to nominate applicants who qualify to the federal government for permanent residency.

The YNP streams for Skilled Workers and Critical Impact Workers is locally driven and based on the needs of Yukon employers. When eligible Yukon employers cannot find Canadian citizens or permanent residents to fill permanent full-time jobs, they can find workers from outside of Canada. This program select internationally trained and experienced foreign workers who have the skills needed in the local labour market, and nominate them to receive Canadian permanent resident visas to settle and work in Yukon.

The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is comprised of three streams:

  • Yukon Skilled Worker Program;
  • Yukon Critical Impact Worker Program;
  • Yukon Business Nominee Program;

Yukon Skilled Worker Program

This stream is employer-driven and designed to assist Yukon employers, sectors or governments to identify and nominate potential qualified immigrants to fill positions that cannot be filled by territorial or national labour markets.

In order to qualify, applicants must have:

  • Have an offer of employment classified as skill level 0, A or B in the NOC;
  • One year of work experience;
  • High school diploma;
  • The employer must prove that they haven’t been able to fill the position;
  • The offer of employment must be permanent full-time and the applicant must be able to conduct basic communication in English or French.

Yukon Critical Impact Worker Program

This program is designed to increase the labour pool for entry level jobs in the hospitality and service sectors in order to address the critical need of semi-skilled workers in the territory.

In order to qualify, applicants must have:

  • Have an offer off employment classified skill level “C” and “D” in the NOC;
  • Six months of work experience;
  • High School diploma;
  • Have a work permit or have already worked in the position for six months;
  • Meet minimum language requirements.

Yukon Business Nominee Program

The Yukon Business Nominee Program (YBNP) operates under an agreement with the Government of Canada. That agreement allows the Government of Yukon to nominate for immigration to Canada those individuals with proven business skills who want to live in Yukon, and who want to own and operate a business and make a significant contribution to the community.

Yukon is seeking people with entrepreneurial skills who can participate in Yukon’s business community and help expand and diversify our economy. Yukon will be of particular interest to those persons who savour the outdoors and want to be part of the future development of the territory.

Yukon Business Nominee Program is not an “investment program”, but participants are required to contribute money to their business to ensure its viability.

Under this category, candidates can apply as entrepreneurs or as self-employed individuals.

Yukon Entrepreneur Immigration Category

In order to qualify, applicants must have:

  • A personal net worth of at least $250 000;
  • Make an investment of at least $150 000;
  • Demonstrate reasonable knowledge of Yukon and its economy as well as reasonable communication skills, necessary experience and education to successfully implement business plan;
  • Purchase or become partner in an existing business or start a new one in an eligible sector;
  • Relevant management or entrepreneurial experience.

Yukon Self-Employed Immigration Category

This stream is intended for professionals who can provide a service which is in demand, such as doctors, nurses, electrical engineers and electronic engineers. The applicants must have:

  • Reasonable communication skills and reasonable knowledge of Yukon and its economy;
  • Create a business plan and have sufficient resources to start and operate a professional practice.

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