Yukon is the smallest and westernmost province of Canada. The population here is low, so there can be a shortage of labors. As a result, the Government of Yukon created the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) to attract workers to work and stay in this place.
YNP has three streams, including Yukon Express Entry, Yukon Skilled Worker and Yukon Critical Impact Workers. If you are a low-skilled employee, you can apply through the Yukon Critical Impact Workers stream.
Requirements / Eligibility
1. Business requirements:
- The representative on the contract must be a permanent resident of Canada.
- Have a valid license to operate in Yukon: Profit business must be operated at least one year; non – profit organization must be operated at least three years, and ensure that it has funding for at least one year after attending YNP.
- Ensure that there are no Canadians can fill the vacancy, by certain that they meet the requirement of recruiting advertisements, such as advertising the position for at least 4 weeks in at least two local and one national recruitment mediums.
- Ensure to provide benefits and compensations that follows the rules of Yukon to the employees.
- Pay the travel cost for the employee (but not the dependents) from their residency to Yukon if they have not been in Yukon yet.
- In some cases, the employer needs to submit an offer of employment in the Employer Portal to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
2. Employee requirements:
- Have a valid, permanent, full-time job offer from an employer who is a permanent resident of Canada. The company of the employer must:
- Have legal status by holding a valid Temporary Work Permit (TWP) or a student visa.
- Have at least six months of related full-time work experience.
- The job must be under skill level C (intermediate jobs) or D (manual jobs) of NOC (National Occupation Classification).
- Regarding language ability, the minimum requirement for all writing, speaking, listening and reading skills in Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) is 4.
- Complete at least a high school program.
Here are the steps that you need to go through:
- Gathering all the documents and forms required.
- Applying the application.
- Getting the nomination and apply for the permanent resident.
- Informing the authorities after being approved for permanent resident.
1. Gathering documents and forms
The employer and the employee work together to complete all the forms and documents below:
- Documents (copied, notarized)
- Proof of previous work experience.
- Proof of education
- Temporary Work Permit
- Documents of spouse and dependents (if applicable) and documents proving the relationships.
2. Applying the application
Then, you submitted all the forms and documents required. You can come to submit at 303 Alexander Street, 1st floor in Whitehorse, Yukon (remember to make an appointment through email or phone prior) or mail to:
Government of Yukon
Economic Development (F-1)
3. Getting the nomination and apply for the permanent resident
The application is processed from 12 to 14 weeks. If it is approved, the applicant will receive a nomination and a letter of support for a temporary work permit application. You can use the letter to extend your work permit in Canada. This is a separated process, you can find the details here.
Next, you apply for permanent resident through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) paper-based process. Read the Document Checklist Permanent Residence – Provincial Nominee Class and Quebec Skilled Worker to prepare documents that must accompany your application to IRCC. You then send all your documents to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) – Sydney.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Provincial Nominee Class
Centralized Intake Office
PO BOX 1450
4. After the approval for permanent resident
If you are approved for permanent residence, you will receive:
- Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR)
- A permanent resident visa (if you’re from a country that requires a visa).
- Letter with important information about your COPR and other requirements.
- Send a copy of your PR to YNP through fax or email.
- If you have already been in Canada, you have to make an appointment to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) office or border crossing entry to ensure your information is valid, and you are still eligible for permanent residence. Besides, you info your mail so that you can receive a permanent resident card (PR card).
- If you have not been to Canada yet, then when you arrive in Canada, you will meet an officer from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). He or she will check your passport, your COPR, your information to make sure you are eligible to immigrate to Canada.
These numbers are just estimated. You may have to pay more based on the requirements of the authorities:
- Your application with right of permanent residence fee (include spouse/partner or not): $CAD 1,040
- Your application without right of permanent residence fee (include spouse/partner or not): $CAD 550
- If you include dependent child: $CAS 150 per child
- Biometrics (if you have not done before): $CAD 85 per person, maximum $CAD 170 for family
- Medical checkups
- Language tests
- Police certificate
- Other fees
How long does it take?
The approval for the YNP application can process from 12 to 14 weeks. Processing for the permanent residence can last up to 19 months including the time for biometrics to receive the outcome. In total, it takes a maximum of 23 months to complete the whole application. Besides, you can experience delays if:
- Your photocopies of the documents are unclear.
- Verification of your information and documents takes more time than expected.
- A medical condition that may need more tests or consultations.
- A criminal or security problem.
- Consultation is needed with other offices in Canada and abroad.