Yukon is the smallest of the three federal territories of Canada (the other two are the Nunavut and Northwest Territories). It is the smallest territory in terms of population when compared to any other province or territory in Canada, with about 30,000 people. The City of Whitehorse is the territorial capital and Yukon’s only city.
Foreign nationals or works who are interested in applying through the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) have four different pathways to obtain permanent residency in the Yukon.
Under this program, Yukon chooses candidates who have ties with the territory of the Yukon. In this article, we will discuss the four different streams to gain permanent residency in the Yukon territory.
Streams Under The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
There are four different streams that you can apply for under the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP). Below, we will outline and discuss the different streams in detail.
Skilled Worker Program
This type of stream is tailored for skilled foreign workers with qualified work experience that fall under occupations that matches with the National Occupational Classification (NOC) level A, B or 0.
The foreign worker or national must meet all of the requirements of the job description which has to fit in with the NOC code in order for the Yukon territory to nominate them. Specifically for this stream, both Yukon employers and foreign nationals can participate.
This stream is similar to the skilled worker program and it is intended for foreign skilled workers with qualified work experience that also fall under occupations that matches with the National Occupational Classification (NOC) level A, B or 0.
But, these foreign skilled workers or foreign nationals must also register for an online profile in the Express Entry immigration system which is managed and run by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Foreign national and skilled workers can also apply under three different economic immigration programs through the Express Entry system which include: the Federal Skilled Trades Program; the Federal Skilled Worker Program; the Canadian Experience Class.
Critical Impact Worker Program
The critical impact worker program stream is meant for foreign skilled nationals with qualified work experience that are eligible under occupations that matches with the National Occupational Classification (NOC) level C or D.
For foreign nationals who are currently living in Canada and wish to apply under this stream, you must have a valid work permit during the YNP immigration application process.
If the foreign national or skilled workers does not already have a valid job offer or is not currently staying in Canada, they must acquire a valid job offer from a Yukon employer in order to be eligible.
Business Nominee Program
The business nominee program is meant to attract skilled foreign national entrepreneurs to add innovation and diversity into the territory of Yukon’s economy. The foreign national or skilled workers who receives a nomination under this specific stream must obtain support for a work permit of 2 years in length.
During this time, the foreign national are expected to have establish themselves and their business within the territory of the Yukon.
The businesses that are established must fit into designated sectors and may be either established or purchased from an existing business owner.