Yukon Immigration – How to immigrate to Yukon

Yukon Immigration – How to immigrate to Yukon

November 21, 2019

Yukon is the smallest and westernmost province of Canada. The population here is low,  in fact, it has the smallest population of any province or territory in Canada, with 35,874 people. Regarding the economy, it is well-known for mining and manufacturing. Besides, tourism is developed thanks to its nature. There are many activities can be done in Yukon such as hunting, angling, canoeing/kayaking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, and dog sledding. Because of the low population, the Government of Yukon created the Yukon Immigration program to attract skilled workers to work and stay in this place.

About Yukon Immigration

The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) allows the government to nominate suitable people to live and work in Yukon. In all of the streams, applicants must be nominated by the provincial authorities before applying for permanent residence (PR).

How to immigrate to Yukon?

There are three main streams of YNP, including:

  • Yukon Express Entry 
  • Skilled Worker
  • Critical Impact Worker
  • Yukon Business Nominee Program

1. Yukon Express Entry 

The stream is aligned with the Federal Express Entry system so if you want to apply through this stream, you need to be in the Express Entry pool of candidates first. Once you are nominated, you will plus 600 points in your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) so that you will receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

2. Skilled Worker

This stream is designed for those who have already had a full-time job offer from a Yukon employer and currently holding a temporary work permit visa or student visa. Also, the job must be under skill level O (managerial jobs), A (professional jobs) or B (technical jobs and skilled trades) of NOC (National Occupation Classification).

3. Critical Impact Worker

This stream is basically similar to the Skilled Worker Stream since it requires the applicants to have a full-time job offer from a Yukon employer and currently holding a temporary work permit visa or student visa. However, this stream is suitable for low-skilled workers, which means that their jobs are under skill level C (intermediate jobs) or D (manual jobs) of NOC (National Occupation Classification).

4. Yukon Business Nominee Program 

Yukon Business Nominee Program (YBNP) is for people who want to run their business in Yukon. The goal of the program is to attract and retain qualified foreign entrepreneurs to add diversity and creativity to the Yukon market.

How to prepare for applying?

You should take a look at the requirements and process of all streams to find out which stream best fits you. Once you choose your stream, you and the employer work together to fill in Yukon Express Entry Application and complete all the forms or documents required, then send them to the Government of Yukon.  If you are successful, you will receive the nomination so that you can accompany your application to Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

If you are applying to the Yukon Business Nominee Program, you will have two years to operate your business. After two years, if you meet all the requirements, the Government of Yukon will issue the nomination so that you can apply to the permanent residence.

There is no fee for the Yukon Nominee Program. You just need to pay for the permanent residence application. 

Get help with Yukon immigration information

If you have any questions or need assistance in preparing information for immigrating to Canada, please do not hesitate to contact us through Immilist to get help. Our website provides an amount of information related to immigration to Canada, including Yukon, which can help you understand clearly about the program you apply.



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