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Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

If you are thinking about immigration to Whitehorse or any other city in the Yukon, consider the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP).

The Yukon Nominee Program has two general programs that offer expedited immigration to welcome skilled and critical impact workers and entrepreneurs who have business and management experience. You may qualify in one of two general programs of the YNP:

Yukon PNP Business Program

There are two categories under the Business Program:

Entrepreneur

To qualify as an entrepreneur, the applicant must have:

  • Invested a minimum of $150,000 CDN equity into starting or buying a business;
  • A personal net worth of at least $250,000.00 CDN;
  • Visited the Yukon at least once prior to application;
  • Basic communication skills in one of the two official languages;
  • The necessary experience and education to successfully implement the business plan.

Professional Self-Employed

To qualify as a professional self-employed person, the applicant must:

  • Satisfy a certification or accreditation requirement for the profession or occupation;
  • Have a profession or occupation that has been listed as a professional skill shortage;
  • Be licensed/ accepted by the body governing the profession, if applicable;
  • Be able to conduct basic communications in the official language of the workplace;
  • Visit the Yukon so as to be aware of and have an understanding of the social, economic and weather conditions of the territory;
  • Demonstrate that he/she has sufficient financial resources to start and operate the professional practice and to support himself/ herself and any dependents for a period of six months;
  • Submit a detailed business plan for the business or practice.

Yukon PNP Skilled Worker Program

There are two categories under the Skilled Worker Program:

Skilled Worker

To qualify as a Skilled Worker under the Yukon Nominee Program, the applicant must have:

  • A permanent full-time job offer from a Yukon employer in an occupation that falls in levels A, B, or 0 in the National Occupational Classification Matrix;
  • The required certification or accreditation for the specific trade or occupation;
  • A license or accepted by the Territorial body governing the occupation or trade, if applicable;
  • The ability to conduct basic communications in the official language of the work place;
  • The applicant cannot be a refugee claimant.

Critical Impact Worker

To qualify as a Critical Impact Worker, the applicant must have:

  • A permanent full-time job offer from a Yukon employer in an occupation that falls in levels C or D in the National Occupational Classification Matrix;
  • A temporary work permit and have worked in the position for 6 months OR a score of 55 or better on the YNP Pre-Assessment;
  • Sufficient financial supports or settlement supports in Yukon;
  • The required work experience for the occupation;
  • The ability to conduct basic communications in the official language of the work place;
  • The applicant cannot be a refugee claimant.















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