Yukon PNP

The Yukon, a territory in northwest Canada, is wild, mountainous and sparsely populated. Kluane National Park and Reserve include Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak, as well as glaciers, trails and the Alsek River. In the far north in Ivvavik National Park, with protected calving grounds for Porcupine caribou. In the south are numerous glacier-fed alpine lakes, including boldly coloured Emerald Lake.

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, after which they can apply for Canadian permanent residence with the Government of Canada. 

Yukon Immigration Categories

Express Entry Category

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 the 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Meet the requirements of one of the three Federal Economic Immigration Programs:
  • Complete the online Express Entry application to receive a Profile Number and, if applicable, a Job Seeker Validation Code;
  • Have sufficient funds to support themselves and any accompanying family members in Canada;
    • The amount of money required is based on the size of the applicant’s family, as determined by IRCC.
  • Have a valid job offer for permanent, full-time work from an eligible Yukon employer; and
  • Have a genuine intention to live and work in Yukon.

Skilled Worker Category

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. 

Skilled Worker Criteria (NOC B)

To apply you must have:

  • at least 12 months of full-time relevant work experience;
  • at minimum a CLB 5
  • at minimum a high school education, or Canadian equivalency; and
  • any higher education required for the position or NOC.

 

Skilled Worker Criteria (NOC O and A)

To apply you must have:

  • at least 12 months of full-time relevant work experience;
  • at minimum a CLB 7
  • at minimum a high school education, or Canadian equivalency; and
  • any higher education required for the position or NOC.

 

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.

Critical Impact Worker Criteria

To apply you must have:

  • at least 6 months of full-time relevant work experience;
  • at minimum a CLB 4
  • at minimum a high school education, or Canadian equivalency; and
  • any higher education required for the position or NOC.

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.

In order to be eligible under the Yukon Business Nominee Program, applicants must:

  • Achieve a minimum score of 65 points on the Nominee Assessment Grid (including a minimum of 10 points for language ability);
  • Achieve at minimum either:
    • Level 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or
    • Level 4 in the Test d’Evaluation De Francais (TEF);
  • Have at least three years of entrepreneurial or business management experience;
  • Have at least five years of relevant experience related to the proposed business venture; 
  • Have a minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD, verified by a Yukon accounting firm;
  • Have at least $300,000 CAD in liquid assets (cash, bonds, cash derivatives etc.), verified by a Yukon accounting firm;
  • Provide proof that the claimed net worth and liquid assets have been obtained through legal means;
  • Submit a Resettlement Plan demonstrating their intent to establish Yukon residency; and
  • Intend to settle permanently in Yukon and actively operate a business in the territory.