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Complete Guide to Yukon Provincial Nominee Program - YPNP

What is the Yukon Provincial Nominee Program?

  • The Yukon PNP is a Provincial Nominee Program, run by the government of Yukon.
  • The PNP, enables you to apply for living and working in the province of Yukon after obtaining your Canada PR.
  • In order to obtain the PNP, you should be able to demonstrate that you can contribute positively to the economic growth of the province.

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Categories for Yukon Provincial Nominee Program

The Yukon Provincial Nominee Program has the following categories

Yukon PNP – Express Entry Stream

  • You will be able to apply through the Yukon PNP, if you have a bona fide intent to settle in Yukon and already have an application in the Express Entry pool.
  • You will need to fulfill the other eligibility criteria for the category to be eligible to apply for this category.

Yukon PNP – Skilled Worker Stream

  • This category is intended for international skilled workers who wish to settle in the Yukon province.
  • You will need to have a full time job offer for a position which is included in the Canada's New National Occupational Classification (NOC) A, 0, or B categories,to be able to apply for this category.

Yukon PNP – Critical Skills Worker Stream

  • In order to apply for the critical worker stream, you should have been offered a valid work permit for a minimum period of six months, before the submission of application.
  • You will also need to score a minimum 55 points on the Yukon Nominee Program pre-assessment grid.

Yukon PNP - Community Pilot

  • The Yukon Community Pilot allows you to work on a continuous occupation for non-seasonal work in any of the participating communities in the program.
  • You can work for one or more jobs if you are selected for this category.

Yukon PNP - Business Nominee Program

  • The Yukon Business Nominee Program is intended for you, if you have the intention to own and manage a business in Yukon province.
  • In order to be eligible to apply, you will need to have the required minimum net worth for this category.

Eligibility Criteria for Yukon PNP

If you plan to apply for the Yukon PNP, under any of the above categories then you will need to fulfill the specific eligibility criteria as laid out for the various streams

Eligibility For Yukon PNP – Express Entry Stream

You can apply for Yukon immigration through the Canada Express Entry stream. You will need to fulfill the following criteria to apply for this stream.

  • You should have a valid job offer from an employer in the province which corresponds to either A, O or B categories in the National Occupational Classification (NOC)
  • You should be accepted to at least one of the federal economic Express Entry programs run by the government of Canada.
  • You will need to provide your Express Entry profile number and a job seeker code for the same. Our consultants will guide you through this process.
  • Your employer should be able to prove that there is no other equally qualified Canadian citizen or permanent resident in the province who is willing to work in the same position.
  • You should be able to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds, as set by the government of Canada based on the number of members of your family accompanying you.

Eligibility for Yukon PNP – Skilled Worker Stream

You will have to meet the following criteria if you intend to apply for Yukon PNP under the skilled worker category.

  • You will need a high school diploma or certificate from a Canadian high school or equivalent international educational institution.
  • You will need to get your certification and transcripts verified by an independent ECA which is recognized by the Canadian government.
  • Your skills and work experience should be on par with your intended occupation in the province
  • You will need to have at least six months of experience in a relevant field
  • If you have a work permit for working in Canada, then it should be valid throughout the application process
  • You should be able to provide proof of completing at least one year of study for a certificate program and have completed two years in case of an undergraduate degree or diploma program.
  • You will need to demonstrate that are proficient in English and/or French

Eligibility for Yukon Immigration – Critical Skills Worker Category

  • You should be working in an occupation that is classified under NOC C or D.
  • You will need to complete, high school level of education at a minimum
  • You should get your transcripts verified by an ECA which is recognized by the government of Canada
  • You are required to have sufficient work experience corresponding to your intended occupation in the province
  • You will need to provide proof of your proficiency in English and/or French

Eligibility for Yukon PNP - Community Pilot category

  • You should be working in a job, which is for a non-seasonal and continuous occupation
  • The job should be in one of the following communities that are participating in the program
    • a.Whitehors
    • b.Watson Lake
    • c.Dawson City
    • d.Haines Junction
    • e.Carmacks
    • f.Carcross

Eligibility for Yukon PNP - Business Nominee Program

  • You should be able to demonstrate your ability to set up and/or manage a business successfully
  • You should be able to prove that you have sufficient net worth that is required for investing in the purchase and/or setting up of a business in the province
  • You will need to score a minimum of 65 points on the provincial Nominee Program
  • You will need to have obtained a minimum Level of 6 in IELTS for English language and a minimum level of 4 in the TEF for the French language
  • You will need to have a minimum experience of three years, in managing and owning a business
  • You will need a minimum of five years of work experience in an occupation related to the business that you plan to set up.
  • You are required to have a minimum net worth of 500,000 CAD, with 00,000 CAD parked in liquid assets.

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Application process for Yukon PNP

  • Select the category that you plan to apply for, and check if you fulfill the eligibility requirements
  • Submit your Expression of Interest to the Yukon province through its online portal
  • Once you get an invitation to Apply from the province you will be able to apply for provincial nomination

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