About the Yukon Express Entry Immigration Program
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 skilled workers to work and stay in this place.
YNP has four streams, including Yukon Express Entry, Yukon Skilled Worker, Yukon Critical Impact Workers, and Yukon Business Nominee. Since Yukon aligned with the Express Entry of Federal, you can now apply to Yukon Express Entry through the federal Express Entry system.
In order to successfully develop and incorporate Yukon’s labor markets and communities, the province must appoint individuals who are already part of the express entry pool of the IRCC and who have necessary training, knowledge, language skills and other factors.
You are eligible for the Yukon Express Entry when you meet all the requirements below:
- Have to be accepted in the Express Entry pool of candidates by using the Express Entry system. You can find out more about Express Entry, what are the requirements and how to apply here.
- Have a valid, permanent, full-time job offer from an employer in Yukon. The company of the employer must:
- Have a valid license to operate in Yukon. For-profit businesses must be operated at least one year; non-profit organizations 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.
After being in Express Entry pool of candidates (how to apply for Express Entry), follow these steps below :
1. Find jobs
You can actively look for jobs in Yukon or wait for an employer to find your profile in the Express Entry pool of candidates. If your profile is suitable, they will contact you to apply for YNP.
2. Prepare and submit the Yukon Express Entry Application
You and the employer work together to fill in Yukon Express Entry Application. Applications submitted to the YNP are generally processed within eight to ten weeks.
3. Apply for permanent residence
If the application is approved, the candidate will receive a nomination from Yukon to apply for permanent residence. You then update this nomination and the written job offer on Express Entry Profile. Once you are approved, you will plus 600 points in your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) so that you will receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
Next, you sign in to your account and click the link to apply for permanent residence under Express Entry. At this stage, you fill out the form and provide:
- police certificates
- medical exams
- proof of funds
After that, you will wait for the outcome. You will be ranked based on CRS. The authorities decide the number of candidates they accept and choose from highest to lowest score.
4. Application approved!
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 to enter Canada).
- 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 might arise during the process
How long does it take?
Normally, it takes up to six months to receive the result, excluding the time waiting for biometrics results. Besides, you can experience unexpected delays.
The common reasons for the application to be rejected?
Many reasons that can low down your CSR score and so that you are refused. Here are some simple-but-important things that you should pay attention to in order not to be rejected:
- Basic information: Make sure you upload all the documents, including your passport, expired in at least 6 months, your biometrics results,…
- Education: Make sure you upload all of the needed academic documents.
- Work: Your work experience must be relevant to the required NOC.
Last but not least, make sure all your documents are translated into English of French and are certified by an approved agency.
What to do next?
Right after your application for permanent residence is processed, you can apply for a temporary work permit. Note that to get this permission, you have to apply for another application. The details of how to apply are here.