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Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) allows foreign nationals obtaining permanent residence through several pathways. The program targets workers in all skill levels, international graduates, as well as business people.

How Does Yukon Nominee Program Work?

Although Yukon is a territory, Yukon Nominee Program belongs among Provincial Nominee Programs. Therefore, interested candidates need to obtain a Provincial Nomination Certificate prior to applying for permanent residence to the federal government.

In the first step, candidates must qualify for one the YNP immigration streams. Each stream has different eligibility requirements and targets different groups of applicants.

Qualified candidates may proceed and submit a complete application to the Yukon Nominee Program. Applications are processed on first come, first served basis.

Approved candidates will receive the Provincial Nomination Certificate, which allows them to submit their permanent residence application to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Yukon Nominee Program Immigration Streams

The Skilled Worker Stream accepts candidates who have at least one year experience in the occupation that is offered to them; received a full-time, permanent job offer in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A or B) from an employer in Yukon; can demonstrate their qualification for the position through experience and/or formal education or training; and have at least high school education. International graduates must provide evidence of their education in Canada. Read more.

The Critical Impact Workers Stream is open to candidates who have worked for an employer in Yukon for at least six months in semi-skilled or low-skilled occupations (NOC C or D); have received a full-time, permanent job offer from the same employer; have education and work experience required for the occupation; and have at least high school education. International graduates must provide evidence of their education in Canada. Read more.

The Express Entry Stream for Skilled Workers is open to candidates with experience in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A or B); who have a full-time, permanent job offer in such occupation from an employer in Yukon; sufficient settlement funds; and who have a valid Express Entry profile. Read more.

The Business Nominee Stream is for candidates with business skills and with a substantial net worth and investment funds to purchase or start a business in Yukon. Read more.

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