Yukon Canada Nominee Program

You may be capable of quickly obtaining Canadian permanent residence by applying for the Yukon Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

If you want to live and work in Yukon, the Yukon PNP Program may be for you. Yukon is one of Canada’s fastest-growing provinces, with cities such as White Horse rapidly increasing. Many foreign workers looking for steady, long-term labor find Yukon job opportunities appealing. It is ideal for folks who enjoy being outside.

Successful applicants will obtain a Yukon Provincial Nominee Certificate, which will accelerate the application process for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Residence) Visa. You may be eligible for the Yukon Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in one of two ways:

  1. Yukon Canada Express Entry
  2. Business Program
  3. Skilled Worker Program

1) Yukon, Canada Express Entry

This program operates in conjunction with Canada’s Express Entry system. This means that to be considered eligible, you must:

You must be a member of the Fast Entry pool.

Have a legitimate job offer

You must be able to meet the minimal income requirements.

Show that you intend to stay in Yukon permanently.

If you qualify for Express Entry, you will also be able to apply for the Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience classes.


2) Business Program

Requirements for the Business Program Stream

There are two categories under the Business Program:


  • Make an equity investment of at least $150,000 CDN in launching or purchasing a firm;

    Prior to applying, you must have visited the province at least once.

    Basic communication skills in either English or French are required.

    Have the relevant experience and knowledge to carry out the company plan successfully.

    Self-employed Professional

    Meet the requirements for certification or accreditation for the profession or occupation;

    Have a profession or occupation that is listed as having a professional skill shortage;

    Please submit a detailed business strategy.

    Has enough financial resources to start and run professional practices;

    Go to the province; and

    Has communication abilities in either English or French.

3) Skilled Worker Program

Requirements for the Skilled Worker Program

There are two categories under the Skilled Worker Program:

Skilled Worker

  • Permanent full-time job offer from a YT company in a NOC A, B, or 0 occupation;

    A license issued by the territorial entity that governs the trade;

    Basic communication skills in the official languages; and

    Cannot make a refugee claim.


Critical Impact Worker

Permanent full-time job offer in an occupation listed in NOC levels C or D;

A work permit and six months of experience in the position;

Adequate financial or settlement assistance;

Work experience is required for the occupation;

ability to communicate in basic English or French; and

You must not be a refugee claimant.

why you should seek legal help

While the procedures for applying for a Yukon PNP may seem uncomplicated, some applicants apply without seeking any help from an immigration lawyer, thinking that they can “do it themselves”.

For Yukon PNPs, there is a higher risk of refusal in cases where the application is not properly prepared. The standards are very high.

The documentation and processes involved in successfully obtaining a PNP are complex and usually require legal expertise.

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