Yukon PNP

The Yukon Provincial Nominee Program (Yukon PNP) enables applicants with the skills and experience required by the province to receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate that expedites the Canadian Immigration and Permanent Residency process. Yukon PNP consists of the Yukon Express Entry, Skilled Worker, Critical Impact Worker and Business Nominee Programs.

Yukon PNP: Express Entry

Applicants who meet the following requirements can apply for the Yukon PNP Express Entry program:

Yukon PNP: Skilled Worker Program

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 type 0 (managerial occupation), type A (professional occupations) and type B (technical occupations and skilled trades).
  • Possess a high school diploma.
  • Possess the required education and work experience of the respective profession according to the NOC requirements.
  • Demonstrate at least one year of related work experience (inside or outside Yukon) for the position being filled.
  • Must maintain a valid work permit throughout the YNP application and assessment process (this is only applicable if the applicant is in Canada at the time of application)
  • Provide proof of one year of study for a certificate program; two years of study for a diploma or Bachelor degree program; or completion of at least level eight of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program for ESL students at Yukon College (this is only applicable if the applicant is in in Canada on a study permit at the time of application).
  • Demonstrate sufficient English and/or French language proficiency by providing results from a language test administered by an approved and designated testing agency.

The employer must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Be registered and operating a business in Yukon for at least one year, or must be a recognized government body in Yukon.
  • Meet minimum territorial labour standards.
  • Provide a copy of the business license.
  • Be registered in Yukon’s corporate registry.
  • Provide health insurance to the nominee until the nominee is eligible for government health benefits.
  • Offer a job with a wage equal to or exceeding the median wage of the position being filled in Yukon.
  • Pay the nominee’s (excluding his/her dependents) cost of travel to Yukon from his or her country of residence.
  • In the case that the nominee does not get permanent residency, the sponsor must pay for his/her return travel costs.
  • Arrange for a screening interview with a Yukon Government Immigration officer if the foreign national is already in Yukon.
  • All work experience and qualifications of the nominee must be verified before submitting an application.
  • Submit the offer of employment information and pay the compliance fee.
  • Advertise the job opening for at least four weeks prior to submitting an application to the YNP.

Yukon PNP: 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. This program targets immigrants with Level C (Intermediate Jobs) or Level D (Labour Jobs) skill levels according to the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Sponsored applicants:

  • Must receive a job offer from a Yukon employer.
  • Are not required to be in Yukon at the time of application.
  • Must possess education and work experience that satisfies the requirements of the job as per the criteria specified in the NOC.
  • Must have a high school diploma.
  • Demonstrate at least six months of related work experience for the position being filled.
  • Maintain a valid work permit throughout the YNP application and assessment process (this is only applicable if the applicant is in Canada at the time of application).
  • Provide proof of one year of study for a certificate program; two years of study for a diploma or Bachelor degree program; or completion of at least level eight of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program for ESL students at Yukon College (this is only applicable if the applicant is in Canada on a study permit).
  • Demonstrate sufficient English and/or French language proficiency by providing results from a language test administered by an approved and designated testing agency.

The employer must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Be registered and operating a business in Yukon for at least one year, or must be a recognized government body in Yukon.
  • Meet minimum territorial labour standards.
  • Provide a copy of the business license.
  • Be registered in Yukon’s corporate registry.
  • Provide health insurance to the nominee until the nominee is eligible for government health benefits.
  • Offer a job with a wage equal to or exceeding the median wage of the position being filled in Yukon.
  • Pay the nominee’s (excluding his/her dependents) cost of travel to Yukon from his or her country of residence.
  • In the case that the nominee does not get permanent residency, the sponsor must pay for his/her return travel costs.
  • Arrange for a screening interview with a Yukon Government Immigration officer if the foreign national is already in Yukon.
  • All work experience and qualifications of the nominee must be verified before submitting an application.
  • Submit the offer of employment information and pay the compliance fee.
  • Advertise the job opening for at least four weeks prior to submitting an application to the YNP.

Yukon PNP: Business Program

The applicant must have:

  • A business background and experience that would enhance the production and marketing of goods, services, exports, technology or research in the priority sectors.
  • Sufficient proven experience operating a business to implement the proposed business plan.
  • Have a minimum net worth of $250,000.
  • Have visited the Yukon at least once within last three years.
  • Have reasonable language skills.
  • Make a minimum equity investment of $150,000. The investment must create new employment opportunities or maintain and enhance existing employment for Yukoners.
  • Be involved in the active management of the business.

The applicant must:

  • Submit a preliminary business plan
  • Demonstrates his/her intention to live in the Yukon
  • Demonstrates net worth
  • Demonstrates his/her ability to invest the minimum amount in a key sector.
  • If the preliminary business plan is approved the applicant submits a detailed business plan and has an interview.
  • If the applicant is approved the applicant receives permanent status; the applicant receives Canadian Landed Immigrant status.

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program

Canada’s Provincial Nomination Program enables Provincial and Territorial governments in Canada to attract immigrants to their region. Yukon is one of the provinces currently participating in PNP.

To immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee you must:

  • Apply and complete the provincial nomination process of the Province or Territory you wish to settle in.
  • Each province and territory has its own immigration program with varying requirements, except for Quebec, which has a different system from Canada altogether.
  • Demonstrate the skillset and ability to contribute to the economy of the province/territory you are applying to.
  • Receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate from the province/territory.
  • After you receive the Provincial Nomination Certificate, you must:
    • Send an application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for Permanent Residence.
    • A CIC officer will assess your application based on the Canadian Immigration requirements. These applications will not be assessed based on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.

All applicants must:

  • Complete and pass a medical examination.
  • Have security clearance.
  • Demonstrate sufficient funds to support himself/herself and his/her dependents after arriving in Canada.

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