Yukon Nominee Program

How to Apply for the Yukon Nominee Program

Yukon nominee program

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In order to attract skilled immigrants and businesspeople to live and work in Yukon, the territory has developed the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP).

If you are qualified, you can apply for one of the three categories for the Yukon Nominee Program: Skilled Worker Program, Critical Impact Worker Program, and the Business Program.

Skilled Worker

In the event that Yukon employers are unable to fill positions with local or national workers, they can nominate immigrants that have the experience and interest to contribute to Yukon’s economy and society.

You must receive a permanent, full-time job offer from a Yukon employer with a registered business, industry association or a local, municipal, First Nation or Territorial government that has been registered and functioning for at least a year.  The position must be in either a Skill Type 0 (managerial occupation), Skill Level A (professional occupation) or Skill Level B (technical occupation and skilled trade), as defined by the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) list.

In order to be eligible, you must have the required certification or accreditation for the occupation or trade, and, if it applies, you must be licensed or accepted by the Territorial body governing for the trade or occupation.

Furthermore, depending on the language spoken in the work place, you must be proficient in either English or French.

A Memorandum of Understanding form must be signed by both the employer and yourself.  You can find the form here.

You can find the application form here:

Critical Impact Worker

As Yukon is experiencing a labour shortage in entry level jobs in the hospitality and service sector industry, this program helps employers nominate potential immigrant workers.

You must receive a permanent, full-time job offer from a Yukon employer with a registered business, industry association or a local, municipal, First Nation or Territorial government that has been registered and functioning for at least a year.  The position must be in either a Skill Level C or Skill Level D, as defined by the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) list.

To be eligible, you must:

  • have either have worked in the position for a minimum of six months, or acquire a score of 45 or better on the Pre-Assessment
  • have a temporary work permit
  • provide evidence of financial or settlement support
  • have the necessary work experience for the job
  • be proficient in English or French, depending on the language used in the work place

A Memorandum of Understanding form must be signed by both the employer and yourself.  You can find the form here.

You can find the application form here.

Business Program

Yukon would like to attract immigrants with entrepreneurial skills who want to live in Yukon and contribute to the business community.  Applicants must have a minimum of five years business experience, and are expected to either start a new business, partner with an existing business, or purchase and operate an existing business.

You must also have a minimum net worth of CDN$250,000, including liquid assets of CDN$150,000.  In order to gain awareness of Yukon’s business environment and society, you are required to visit Yukon at least once.  During this visit, you must meet with one of the program’s officers.

Proficiency in either French or English is necessary, as well.

There is more than simply knowing how to apply for the Yukon Nominee Program – you might need help with the application itself.

Although the Provincial Nominee Program is designed to expedite the process to immigrate to Canada, it does add an extra step.  After you are successful in getting nominated, you still need to apply for permanent residence with the federal government.  Taking both tasks into account can feel overwhelming, but experienced Canadian immigration lawyers can assist you to properly navigate both processes, so you don’t make any mistakes.

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