Yukon

Yukon Nominee Program - YNP

With a population of just over 30,000 people, the Yukon labour market is in express need for foreign skilled workers to fill the high demand for skilled and semi-skilled occupations.

The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), is a collection of immigration pathways enabling foreign nationals to become Canadian permanent residents.

The Yukon territory operates several immigration streams:

  • Yukon Skilled Worker
  • Yukon Express Entry
  • Yukon Critical Impact Worker
  • Yukon Community Pilot
  • Yukon Business Nominee

Yukon Skilled Worker Category

The Yukon Skilled Worker stream gives foreign nationals with skilled work experience and a valid job offer from a Yukon employer an opportunity to receive a provincial nomination. Receiving a provincial nomination from this stream allows the candidate to apply directly for Canadian permanent residence from IRCC.

Yukon Express Entry Category

The Yukon Express Entry stream gives applicants with an active Express Entry profile and a valid job offer from a Yukon employer an opportunity to apply for a provincial nomination from Yukon. This program is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration system, enabling successful applicants to receive expedited processing on their immigration applications.

Yukon Critical Impact Worker Category

The Yukon Critical Impact Worker stream gives qualified workers with semi-skilled work experience and a valid job offer from a Yukon employer an opportunity to receive a provincial nomination. Receiving a provincial nomination from this stream allows the candidate to apply directly for Canadian permanent residence from IRCC.

Yukon Community Pilot Stream

The Yukon Community Pilot (YCP) is a new stream of the Yukon Nominee Program. This pilot was created to address the specific economic and labour market needs of the Yukon. Qualified candidates will be granted a 2-year location-restricted open work permit.

Yukon Business Nominee Stream

The Yukon Business Nominee stream provides a pathway to permanent residence for individuals with business and entrepreneurial experience who are interested in owning and operating a business in the Yukon. Applicants must have a minimum personal net worth of $500,000 CAD, in addition to meeting other program requirements.