Yukon is one of Canada’s 3 territories, also the smallest. It is located in the western part of Canada, near Alaska and Northwest Territory. Furthermore, Yukon has the smallest population in any Canadian province or territory. Gold and minerals contribute heavily towards the Yukon economy, as does its fresh abundance of seafood. Additionally, its wilderness and breathtaking mountains with glacial lakes are attractions hard to stay away from.
Through the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP), prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the territory may receive a Yukon Provincial Nomination Certificate. This can, in fact, allow them to apply for permanent residence.
The YNP accepts application from the following programs:
- Skilled Worker Program
- Express Entry
- Critical Impact Worker Program
- Business Nominee Program
Skilled Worker Program
This program allows Yukon employers to sponsor foreign workers for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants must be working in an occupation classified under NOC O, A or B.
The YNP Express Entry stream (YEE) is 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 Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) 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.
Critical Impact Worker Program
This program was created to help employers sponsor those who have skilled work experience in NOC C and D that is in high demand in the territory. Moreover, sponsored applicants must receive a job offer from a Yukon employer. However, they are not required to be in the Yukon at the time of application.
Business Nominee Program
And of course, this program was created for those with proven business experience, and would like to own and operate business in Yukon. They should be ready to make an investment in their Yukon-based business.
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