The Yukon Community Pilot (YCP)

The Yukon Community Pilot (YCP)

Yukon Community Pilot - YNP

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.

The Yukon needs skilled workers to meet the specific labour needs of its economy. Over the next three years, the Yukon government will issue invitations to skilled workers through the Yukon Community Pilot program in an attempt to fill gaps in the job market and recruit top tier talent to this northern territory. Qualified candidates will be granted a 2-year location-restricted open work permit.

Program Requirements

To qualify for the work permit, you must:

1. Have 2 or 3 eligible job offers:

  • All in the same participating Yukon community
  • Adding up to at least 30 hours of work a week (equal to a full-time job)
  • They must be non-seasonal
  • In general, this means you have consistent and regularly scheduled paid employment throughout the year
  • The wage must meet or exceed the minimum wage
  • Your experience must show that you can perform the duties required by the jobs

2. Have a signed letter of support from the Government of Yukon

3. Meet the general requirements for a work permit

Documents Required

  • a copy of the nomination letter from the Government of Yukon confirming that you’ve been nominated for permanent residence
  • a signed letter of support from the Government of Yukon stating: that the employers who are offering you the jobs need you to work in the community as soon as possible, that the job offers are genuine, and the details of the job offers, including names of the employers’ occupation, number of hours, job locations.

Application Procedure

You must apply online for the work permit. You can’t apply on paper. The application forms and the process you need to follow depends on the location where you’re applying from.