The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is run by the Yukon Government in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the “Agreement for Canada-Yukon Cooperation on Immigration”. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the territory may receive a Yukon Provincial Nomination Certificate which allows qualified applicant to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is an economically based program that is employer driven in nature. Yukon employers who meet certain criteria may submit applications to the program to nominate qualified foreign nationals for employment and residence in Canada.
The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) consists of the following four programs:
- Express Entry
- The Skilled Worker Program
- The Critical Impact Worker Program
- The Business Nominee Program
Express Entry is not a new program but rather a new way of managing the intake and processing of applications. In March 2015, Yukon added the Express Entry stream to its existing immigration programs. If you meet all the eligibility criteria and selection factors for both the Federal Skilled Worker Program and the territory, you may receive a nomination from the Government of Yukon and be invited by the Federal Government to apply for permanent residency through the Express Entry system.
The Skilled Worker Program
This Skilled Worker Program is ideally for qualified foreign workers who are seeking employment of Skill Level described in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, A or B categories.
The Critical Impact Worker Program
The Critical Impact Worker Program is another immigration pathway to the territory. It provides an opportunity to workers who have experience in a semi-skilled or unskilled occupation to live, work and settle in Yukon.
The Business Nominee Program
The Yukon Business Nominee Program is designed to attract and retain skilled international entrepreneurs to add diversity and innovation to the Yukon’s economy. It can be a start up business or purchased. However, it is required to be in the eligible sectors in Yukon. In all cases, the nominee must operate the business. No passive investments are allowed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Gathering Necessary Documentation
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