Skilled Worker

Designed to fill important gaps within the Yukon workforce, the Skilled Worker stream of the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) gives employers the opportunity to nominate skilled foreign nationals for permanent residence in Canada.

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Program Requirements

Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceNo
Job OfferYes
Language ProficiencyCLB 7 for NOC 0 and A
CLB 5 for NOC B
Level of EducationHigh school
Work ExperienceNOC 0, A, or B
1 year
Investment RequirementNone

Both the applicant and the employer must meet eligibility requirements in order to qualify for the Yukon Nominee Skilled Worker program.


Applicant Requirements

Job Offer

To be eligible for the Yukon Skilled Worker stream, candidates must have a full-time, permanent job offer from an eligible Yukon employer. The job offer must be in a position at National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level 0, A, or B.


Language Proficiency

Candidates must have official language test results that demonstrate sufficient language proficiency in English or French to perform the job they have been offered. Candidates with a job offer at NOC skill level 0 or A must demonstrate proficiency equivalent to at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7. Candidates with a job offer at NOC skill level B must demonstrate proficiency equivalent to CLB level 5.


Level of Education

Candidates must have at least the equivalent of a Canadian high school level education, and any education required to perform the job they have been offered.


Work Experience

Candidates must have at least one year of work experience in a position related to the job they have received from the Yukon employer.


Employer Requirements

To be eligible to make a valid job offer to a foreign worker for the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP), the Yukon employer must meet certain requirements.


Job Offer Requirement

The employer must offer a full-time, indeterminate position with a wage that meets industry standards.


Business Requirements

The Yukon business must have been operating in Yukon for at least one year. If the business is a non-profit organization, the business must have been in operation for at least three years, and must have secured funding for at least one year following the application to the YNP. The business must also have current and valid licenses to operate in Yukon.


Recruitment Requirements

The employer must demonstrate that reasonable efforts were made to recruit a Canadian to fill the position prior to offering the position to a foreign national. Employers must meet specific advertising requirements, including advertising the position for at least four (4) weeks in at least two local and one national recruitment mediums.

Application Procedure

The Yukon Skilled Worker stream is open to new applications at all times. Eligible candidates and Yukon employers must prepare a complete application to the program together. The employer must then submit the application for a provincial nomination. Applications submitted to the YNP are generally processed within eight to ten weeks.

If the application is approved, the candidate will receive a nomination from Yukon to apply for permanent residence. The applicant will also receive a letter of support for a temporary work permit, which the applicant can use to apply to IRCC for a work permit so they can begin working in Yukon while their application for permanent residence is processed. Note that applying for a temporary work permit represents a separate application.

After receiving a provincial nomination, the applicant has six months to submit a federal application for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants in this program must complete and submit a paper-based application for permanent residence and submit it by mail to the appropriate application centre. Paper-based PNP applications for permanent residence are generally processed within 18 months.

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