Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
Located in the far northwest of Canada, the Yukon occupies a legendary place in the history of the country. This region is best known for the Klondike gold rush of the late 1890s. Today, about 30,000 people reside in the Yukon, living mainly in the capital of Whitehorse. The economy of the region consists mainly of mining and tourism. The area is an ideal place to live for people who value strong communities and excellent nature.
The YNP is designed for potential immigrants with territory-oriented skills and experience. The obtaining of a Yukon Territory Nomination Certificate will allow a foreign citizen to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
The YNP consists of several immigration categories:
- Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
- Skilled Workers Program
- Critical Impact Worker Program
- Business Nominee Program
Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
The YNP Express Entry Program allows the territory to choose immigrants from the Federal pool of Express Entry candidates. Yukon employers who cannot find Canadian citizens or permanent residents to fill qualified job vacancies now have a chance to find candidates from abroad. YEE applicants are taken from the pool on the basis of nominations related to current full-time job offers from eligible Yukon employers.
Skilled Workers Program
This program allows Yukon employers to sponsor foreign skilled workers for permanent residence in Canada. Sponsored candidates must have employment levels of 0, A, or B in accordance with the National Occupation Classification (NOC).
Critical Impact Worker Program
This program was created to help employers sponsor immigrant workers who have experience in semi-skilled or unskilled occupations that are in high demand in the territory. Sponsored applicants must receive a job offer from a Yukon employer; however, they should not be located in the Yukon at the time of application.
Business Nominee Program
This program was created for people with proven business experience who want to start a new business, become a partner in an existing business, or acquire and manage an existing business in the Yukon. Applicants must be prepared to make significant investments in their Yukon business.