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Yukon Nominee Program

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About the Yukon Nominee Program
How to apply
Processing time
Keep your work permit valid
IRCC process
Yukon Nominee Program Survey

NOC Wages by ESDC - updated November 1, 2016

Please ensure that you visit the ESDC website Wage Report for Yukon for current and revised wage information before submitting your application to the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP).

About the Yukon Nominee Program

The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is run by the Yukon Government in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the “Agreement for Canada-Yukon Cooperation on Immigration.”

This partnership allows Yukon to nominate applicants who qualify to the federal government for permanent residency.

The YNP streams for Skilled Workers and Critical Impact Workers is locally driven and based on the needs of Yukon employers.

When eligible Yukon employers cannot find Canadian citizens or permanent residents to fill permanent full-time jobs, they can find workers from outside of Canada. We select internationally trained and experienced foreign workers who have the skills needed in the local labour market, and nominate them to receive Canadian permanent resident visas to settle and work in Yukon.

If you need help recruiting staff, visit our Employers page to learn about supports available to help you recruit or train people who are already in Yukon.

These are our Yukon Nominee programs:

How to apply

Yukon Nominee Program Application Handbook   
Yukon Nominee Program forms and documents

Application forms for the Skilled Worker Program and Critical Impact Worker Program must be completed by both the employer and the nominee and submitted to the Advanced Education Branch.

Please note that the Yukon Nominee Program criteria may change without notice, and your application will be assessed according to the criteria in place at the time we receive your complete application.

Language tests must be less than two years old when you submit your application for the Yukon Nominee Program.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applications must be complete, including all required documents, before processing can begin.

Copies of documents submitted with applications must be certified true copies. Documents in languages other than English or French must include certified translations.

YNP will not accept incomplete applications, and will return them to applicants.

An application may be deemed incomplete if, for example:

  • the application form is illegible or incomplete (all fields must be completed, and questions that are not applicable should be marked “N/A”),
  • the required supporting documents are not provided, or
  • the translations are not complete, certified or notarized.

The Yukon Nominee Program reception staff are not authorized to review the completeness of applications in person. Accordingly, they will not provide in-person advice on whether applications are complete.

Processing time

Yukon Nominee Program is committed to timely processing of applications, greater transparency to clients and courteous, helpful customer service.

We process applications on a first-come-first-served basis. Processing times for Skilled Worker and Critical Impact Worker applications are 12 to 14 weeks from receipt of a complete application package. Processing times may increase with the volume of applications received.

Keep your work permit valid

You must have a valid work permit and valid temporary resident status to remain eligible for the YNP. It is extremely important that you do not let your work permit and temporary resident status expire while you wait for your YNP application to be assessed. You are responsible for maintaining your status to work in Canada. The processes to renew your work permit and temporary resident status are separate from your YNP application.

IRCC process

After Yukon Nominee Program processing, applicants and any accompanying family members must satisfy IRCC's medical, security, criminal and visa requirements in order to work and live in Canada.

The IRCC process is separate from the Yukon Nominee Program process and will take additional time to complete.

Yukon Nominee Program Survey

A survey was conducted in March 2010 to evaluate employer and nominee experiences with the Yukon Nominee Program. The Yukon Nominee Program Survey Report  presents these results.