YUKON IMMIGRATION

The Yukon is a territory located in northwest Canada. It is mountainous and wild. Kluane National Park & Reserve includes Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. There are also glaciers, trails, and the Alsek River. Ivvavik National Park is located in the north and has protected calving areas for Porcupine caibou. Numerous alpine lakes fed by glaciers can be found in the south, including the boldly colored Emerald Lake.

Yukon is known for its abundant mineral wealth, sparse population, and vast areas of unspoiled wilderness. Whitehorse is the capital of Yukon, home to more than two-thirds. Nearly one-third of the population is aboriginal. Rests of the population are European descendants of mixed aboriginal and immigrant descendants. Yukon was home to 310 immigrants in 2019, who obtained permanent residency through Yukon PNP.

Yukon Nominee Program streams

Occupations in NOC Skill Levels C or D fall under the Critical Impact Worker stream; and

Occupations in NOC Skill Levels 0, A, or B fall under the Skilled Worker stream.

Yukon Express Entry stream

Employers may apply for the Express Entry stream if they have a position that falls within the National Occupational Classifications A, 0, or C categories.

  1. Employer finds qualified foreign workers by using one of the following:
    • Canada’s Job Bank will match eligible foreign workers with Canada’s
    • The Yukon Nominee Program offers an Express Entry stream to allow foreign workers to apply for a job.
  2. The employer must show that there are no permanent or qualified Canadians for the position.
  3. The requirements must be met by the foreign worker
  4. According to the federal government, foreign workers must prove that they have sufficient money. This is determined based on their family size.
  5. Foreign workers are welcome to apply for permanent residence by the federal government.
  6. A foreign worker is granted permanent residence usually within six months of our verifying their application.

Skilled Worker

Employers in Yukon can sponsor skilled foreign workers to Canada through this program. Sponsored applicants must work in a National Occupational Classification Skill Level 0, A, or B occupation.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Work experience and education
  • Minimum of one year experience in a related job for the Skilled Worker stream. Nominated for
  • Language Proficiency Test: Applicants must submit valid results from a language proficiency test administered by a recognized testing agency. Accepted tests include the IELTS General Training, CELPIP General for English, or TEF for French.

Skilled Worker Category (Skill Levels 0 and A).

For foreign nationals seeking employment in positions that fall within Skill Level 0/A, they must have minimum scores in each category.

*7 for CELPIP General
*6 for the IELTS-General Training Test
*4 for TEF in each one of the four abilities

Skilled Worker Category (Skill level B)

For foreign nationals who want to work in positions that fall within Skill Level B, they must have minimum scores in each of the following categories:

*5 for CELPIP General Tests
*5 for the IELTS-General Training Test
*3 for TEF in each one of the four abilities

Critical Impact Worker

You must have the following:

  • Minimum 6 months experience in a relevant, full-time job
  • Minimum a CLB 4
  • Minimum a high school diploma or equivalent Canadian qualification;
  • Any higher education necessary for the position or NOC

Skilled Worker criteria (NOC B)

You must have the following:

  • Minimum 12 months’ relevant, full-time work experience
  • Minimum CLB5
  • Minimum a high school diploma or equivalent Canadian qualification;
  • Any higher education necessary for the position or NOC

Skilled Worker criteria (NOC 0 and A)

You must have the following:

  • Minimum 12 months’ relevant, full-time work experience
  • Minimum a CLB7
  • Minimum a high school diploma or equivalent Canadian qualification;
  • Any higher education necessary for the position or NOC

Business Nominee

This program is for people with business experience and who wish to start a business or partner with an existing one. Candidates should be prepared to invest in their Yukon-based businesses.

You must have:

  • Score at least 65 points in the assessment grid.
  • At least a high school diploma is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in business management or entrepreneurial activities.
  • At least five years’ work experience in a relevant field to your business.
  • You have not submitted any active applications to any other provincial/territorial nominee program.
  • A minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD
  • A minimum of $300,000. This includes cash, bonds, cash derivatives, and cash.
  • To permanently reside in Yukon
  • You agree to live with your dependents in Yukon while you manage and invest in your Yukon business.
  • You can hold a position in your business that is NOC 0 and A.
  • Show how you plan to invest at least $300,000.00 in capital investment for the business within the first two years.

Eligibility for businesses

  • Be a new Yukon business owner or purchase an existing Yukon business.
  • You will manage it
  • Not passive investment
  • You can belong to any one of the following strategic areas:
    • Information technology
    • Manufacturing
    • Processing with value-added
    • Forestry
    • Products, services, and facilities related to tourism
    • Energy
    • Mineral development or mining
    • Agriculture
    • Cultural industries
    • Film and video production

Yukon Community Pilot

Employers in Yukon communities can apply for this program to take into account the seasonal nature and work in the territory. Employers in Whitehorse are welcome to apply, although the focus is on economic growth and retention of communities that are not located in Whitehorse. This program is designed to create a viable labor market outside of Whitehorse by workers who can show that they are willing to live permanently in an eligible community.

Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) In January 2020, the Yukon Community Program (YCP), was launched.

What is the process of the program

This program provides flexible employment options to foreign workers. Employers have the option to create one position that can include up to three occupations, which together make it a full-time job. Employers must also meet other eligibility requirements for employer participation under other YNP worker streams.

  • Give a guideline for how long the worker will spend at each job.
  • In their job description, list the job duties for the position.
  • Offer 1 wage
  • The wage must be in line with the highest wage rate for all positions offered;
  • One full-time job can be created by up to three employers in one community.

Some communities may find a solution to this problem by sharing an employee among businesses. This arrangement must:

  • Clearly outline the job requirements or duties of each employer.
  • Note the hours required for each position in the business.
  • Recognize that if 1 employer withdraws their job offer, the YCP requirements might not be met.

The YNP can issue a notice of up to 90 days to any remaining employer if a job is canceled. This is to make sure that the worker can continue to work the required hours by:

  • Modifying work arrangements to compensate for lost hours
  • Find another employer to partner with to make up the hours lost.

To ensure that new employers are eligible, the YNP will evaluate them.

The employers will also provide a letter stating their intent. The letter of intent will explain how the:

  • Employers will cooperate to solve conflicts.
  • The worker’s job duties and work schedule will give them similar benefits to working for one employer. These are the benefits.

This letter must be signed by both the employer and the worker. 1.560 hours per year is considered full-time employment.