Applicants wanting to reside in Yukon and become Canadian permanent residents can submit an application through four categories: 

  1. Yukon Express Entry
  2. Yukon Skilled Worker 
  3. Yukon Critical Impact Worker
  4. Yukon Business Nominee Program

Express Entry

Express Entry Skilled Worker

  • Must meet at least the minimum requirements for the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
  • Should be accepted into IRCC’s Express Entry pool and must have an Express Entry profile number and job seeker validation code.
  • Must have the necessary settlement resources to sustain themselves and their families in Canada (even if their families are not coming with them).
  • Should have a legitimate, permanent, full-time job offer from an employer in Yukon.
  • Must reside in Yukon.

Yukon Express Entry Skilled Trades: Candidate Requirements

  • Should meet the minimum conditions for the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
  • Should be accepted into IRCC’s Express Entry pool and have an Express Entry profile number and job seeker validation code.
  • Applicants should have the necessary settlement resources to sustain themselves and their families in Canada (even if their families are not coming with them).
  • Must have a legitimate, permanent, full-time job offer from an employer in Yukon.
  • Should have a certificate of qualification in the mandatory skilled trade given by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority. To get a certificate in Yukon, the Apprenticeship and Tradesperson Qualifications authority will assess the candidate’s training, trade experience, and skills to determine if they are qualified to take an exam.
  • Should reside in Yukon. 

Yukon Express Entry Canada Experience Class: Candidate Requirements

  • Should meet the minimum conditions for the federal Canadian Experience Class.
  • Should be accepted into IRCC’s Express Entry pool and have an Express Entry profile number and job seeker validation code.
  • Must have a legitimate, permanent, full-time job offer from an employer in Yukon.
  • Must reside in Yukon.

Skilled Worker

The Yukon Skilled Worker Category aims for applicants for the jobs in NOC skill levels 0, A and B

Requirements 

  • Should have at least one year directly associated work experience for the position being nominated.
  • Must have an education and work experience that fulfills all conditions of the job as per the conditions specified in the National Occupational Classification. Minimum high school completion.
  • For skill levels 0 and A, applicants need the subsequent minimum language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing differing on the test used:
    • CELPIP (English): Level 7
    • IELTS (English): Level 6
    • TEF (English): Level 4
  • For skill level B, applicants need the subsequent minimum language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing differing on the test used:
    • CELPIP (English): Level 5
    • IELTS (English): Level 5
    • TEF (English): Level 3

Critical Impact Worker

The Yukon Critical Impact Worker Category aims for applicants for the jobs in NOC skill levels C and D.

Requirements

  • At least a minimum of six months directly associated work experience for the position being nominated.
  • Must have an education and work experience that fulfills all conditions of the job as per the conditions stipulated in the National Occupational Classification. Minimum high school completion.
  • For skill levels 0 and A, applicants need the subsequent minimum language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing varying on the test used:
    • CELPIP (English): Level 4
    • IELTS (English): Level 4
    • TEF (English): Level 3

Business Nominee Program

The Yukon Business Nominee Program permits entrepreneurs to own and manage their business in Yukon.

Applicants primarily come to Yukon on a two-year work permit, prior to being nominated for permanent residence if they profitably set up their business.

Requirements

  • Must have a legitimately acquired a net worth of at least $500,000, documented and validated by a Yukon accounting firm.
  • Must have a Legitimately acquired minimum of $300,000 in liquid assets, documented and validated by a Yukon accounting firm.
  • Should have invested at least $300,000 in capital investments for the business in the first 2 years.
    • This does not involve any capital investments produced before approval into the Yukon Business Nominee Program.
    • Capital investments consist of assets such as property or equipment. It does not involve acquisitions such as a house, vehicles that are only in part for the business and operational or maintenance expenses.
  • Should have a score of at least 65 points on the assessment grid.
  • Must have a minimum high school education. If your business needs more education, you should also give evidence of these credentials.
  • At least 3 years of entrepreneurial or business administration experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience pertinent to the business.
  • Not be a refugee or have an active application for refugee status.
  • Must have never been refused immigration to Canada.
  • Must have no active applications for any other provincial or territorial nominee program;
  • Plan to permanently reside in Yukon;
  • Must concur to reside in Yukon with dependents, if appropriate, while overseeing and financing in the business.
  • Should maintain a position within the business of National Occupational Classification 0 or A.
  • Must have not yet acquired or opened the business in Yukon at the time application.

Business Eligibility

The business should:

  • Be a new-found business or a purchase of an existing Yukon business.
  • Be controlled by the applicant.
  • It should not be a passive investment.
  • Should belong to any of the subsequent tactical sectors:
    • Information technology
    • Manufacturing
    • Value-added processing
    • Forestry
    • Tourism products, attractions, services and facilities
    • Energy
    • Mining or mineral development
    • Agriculture
    • Cultural industries
    • Film and video production
  • Should not belong to any of the subsequent tactical sectors:
    • Passive investments
    • Retail, wholesale operations, distribution operations
    • Restaurants
    • Financial services
    • Business, consultation, and personal services
    • Most professional services
    • Real estate
    • Holding companies

Process

  1. Applications that meet the program’s conditions are put in a pool of prospective applicants for a period of six months.
  2. Applicants chosen from the pool are invited to present documents to authenticate the information enclosed in the original application. If the application meets the eligibility conditions, applicants are asked for an in-person interview in Yukon.
  3. Following the interview, the business plan is evaluated by Yukon officials Accepted applicants will be given support in acquiring a two-year work permit from the federal government to establish the business in Yukon.
  4. After two years, applicants meeting the conditions are nominated for permanent residence.