While rich in land and resources, the sprawling Yukon Territory is no stranger to labour shortages due to its small population of just over 30,000 people.
The Yukon government opened Yukon Express Entry (YEE) in 2015, a stream of the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP). YEE is aligned with the federal Express Entry system, applicants must have an active profile in the Express Entry pool to be eligible. Individuals who meet the requirements for YEE and have an intent to live and work in the Yukon may be eligible to receive a Yukon provincial nomination.
Express Entry Requirement
To submit a profile to the Express Entry pool, applicants must be eligible for at least one of three federal Economic programs:
Federal Skilled Worker requires applicants to have:
1. Minimum, a high school diploma,
2. At least one year of continuous full-time, skilled work experience.
3. Work experience is considered skilled if obtained in a position at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B.
4. Applicants must also demonstrate language proficiency in English or French consistent with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7.
Canadian Experience Class requires applicants to have:
• Canadian Experience Class has no minimum education requirement.
• CEC applicants must have a minimum of one year of full-time Canadian skilled work experience in the last three years.
• Work experience is considered skilled if obtained in a position at NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B.
• Candidates must also demonstrate language proficiency in English or French consistent with CLB level 7 for work experience obtained at NOC Skill Level 0 or A and CLB 5 for work experience obtained at NOC Skill Level B.
Federal Skilled Trades requires applicants to have:
• Federal Skilled Trades required no minimum education requirement.
• FST applicants must have at least two years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade occupation.
• Applicants must have an offer of employment to work in a skilled trade in Canada or a certificate of qualification in their skilled trade issued by a Canadian authority.
• Applicants must also demonstrate language proficiency in English or French.
Applicants must also have a full-time, permanent job offer from an eligible Yukon employer.
All applicants for the Yukon Express Entry stream must meet the settlement funds requirement as determined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
To be eligible to make a valid job offer to an international worker for YNP, the Yukon employer must meet certain requirements.
The business must be operating in Yukon for at least one year. If the business is a non-profit company, the business must have been in operation for at least three years and must have secured funding for at least one year following the application to the YNP. The business must also have current and valid licenses to operate in Yukon.
The employer must prove the reasonable efforts were made to recruit a Canadian to fill the position before offering the position to an international national. Employers must meet specific advertising requirements, including the position for at least four weeks in at least two local and one national recruitment medium.