Located in the far northwest of Canada, Yukon has a fabled place in the country’s history.

Perhaps most famous for the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s, Yukon today is home to approximately 30,000 people, living mostly in the capital of Whitehorse. Its economy is composed primarily of mining and tourism. The territory is an ideal place to settle for individuals who value strong communities and the great outdoors.

Emerald Lake in Yukon, Canada on a beautiful summer day

The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is the Yukon’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the territory may receive a Yukon Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The YNP consists of the following programs:

 

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Find out if you qualify for a Provincial Nominee Program.

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Yukon Express Entry (YEE)

The YNP Express Entry Program (YEE) increases the overall allocation for the YNP through the introduction of “enhanced” allocations that may be used in conjunction with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Yukon employers who cannot find Canadian citizens or permanent residents to fill job openings for skilled workers now have access to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship's (IRCC) Express Entry pool of candidates.

YEE applicants are drawn from the pool on the basis of nominations arising from valid job offers for permanent, full-time work from eligible Yukon employers.

To learn more about Yukon Express Entry, click here.

 

Skilled Worker

This program allows Yukon employers to sponsor foreign skilled workers for Canadian permanent residence. Sponsored applicants must be working in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B occupation. 

To learn more about the Yukon Skilled Worker Program, click here.

 

Critical Impact Worker

This program was created to help employers sponsor workers for immigration who have experience in a semi-skilled or unskilled occupation in high demand in the territory. Sponsored applicants must receive a job offer from a Yukon employer; however, they are not required to be in Yukon at the time of application.

To learn more about the Yukon Critical Impact Worker Program, click here.

 

Business Nominee

This program was created for individuals with proven business experience who want to start a new business, partner with an existing business, or purchase and operate an existing business in Yukon. Applicants should be ready to make a significant investment in their Yukon-based business.

To learn more about the Yukon Business Nominee Program, click here.

 

For more information on the eligibility criteria for all YNP programs, click here.

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