Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
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 is now home to approximately 34,000 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.
The YNP is 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 three main streams:
• Skilled Worker Program
• Critical Impact Worker Program
• Business Nominee Program
In addition, Yukon has launched an “enhanced” immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system.
Skilled Worker Program
This program allows Yukon employers to sponsor foreign workers in the territory for Canadian Permanent Residence. Sponsored applicants must be working in an occupation classified at a certain skill level by the Canadian government.
Critical Impact Worker Program
This program was created to help employers sponsor workers for immigration who have skilled work experience that is in high demand in the territory. Sponsored applicants must receive a job offer from a Yukon employer. They are not, however, required to be in Yukon at the time of application.
Business Nominee Program
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.