Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

Yukon rose to prominence in the late 19th century thanks to the Klondike Gold Rush. Today, its population hovers around 30,000 people most of whom live in the capital city of Whitehorse. Yukon’s economy mostly relies on tourism and mining.

The PNP in Yukon is known as the Yukon Nominee Program or YNP. It has five programs under it.

  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
  • Skilled Worker
  • Critical Impact Worker
  • Business Nominee
  • Yukon Community Pilot

Yukon Express Entry (YEE)

If the province’s employers cannot find citizens or permanent residents with the requisite skills, they can access the Canadian Express Entry system to fill positions with skilled workers. The applicants must have full-time, permanent offers of employment from a Yukon employer..

Skilled Worker

Under this program, Yukon employers can sponsor skilled foreign workers who are working in NOC or National Occupational Classification Skill Level B, A or 0.

Critical Impact Worker

People who have a valid employment offer from an employer in the province in an unskilled or semi-skilled field can apply under this sub-category.

Business Nominee

People who intend to start, purchase or invest a substantial amount in an enterprise in the province can apply under this stream.

The Yukon Community Pilot (YCP)

This pilot allows applicants to work for multiple employers in the province by getting a special work permit. Employers must belong to participating communities.