Yukon Skilled Worker
About the Program

The Yukon Skilled Worker Program has two categories:

  • 1) Skilled Worker Category
  • 2) Critical Impact Worker Category
Skilled Worker

Designed to fill important gaps within the Yukon workforce, the Skilled Worker stream of the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) gives employers the opportunity to nominate skilled foreign nationals for permanent residence in Canada.

Job Offer

To be eligible for the Yukon Skilled Worker stream, applicants must have a full-time, permanent job offer from an eligible Yukon employer. The job offer must be at National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level 0, A, or B.

Language Proficiency

Applicants must have official language test results that demonstrate sufficient language proficiency in English or French to complete the job they have been offered. Applicants with a job offer at NOC skill level 0 or A must demonstrate proficiency equal to at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7. Applicants with a job offer at NOC skill level B must demonstrate proficiency equal to CLB level 5.

Level of Education

Applicants at least have the equivalent of a Canadian high school level education, and any education required to complete the job they have been given.

Work Experience

Applicants at least have 1 year of work experience in a position related to the job they have received from the Yukon employer.

Employer Requirements

To be eligible to make a valid job offer to a foreign worker for the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP), the Yukon employer must meet several conditions.

Job Offer Requirement

The employer must offer a full-time, indeterminate position with a wage that meets industry standards.

Business Requirements

The business must have been 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.

Recruitment Requirements

The employer must prove that reasonable efforts were made to recruit a Canadian to fill the position before offering the position to a foreign national. Employers must meet specific advertising requirements, including advertising the position for at least four weeks in at least two local and one national recruitment medium.

Critical Impact Worker

The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) Critical Impact Worker stream gives employers the chance to nominate workers with experience in occupations classified as low-skilled for Canadian permanent residence.

Job Offer

To be eligible for the Yukon Skilled Worker stream, applicants must have a full-time, permanent job offer from an eligible employer. The job offer must be in a position at National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level C or D.

Language Proficiency

Applicants must have official language test results that prove sufficient language proficiency in English or French to perform the job they have been offered. Applicants with a job offer at NOC skill level C or D must demonstrate proficiency equivalent at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4.

Level of Education

Applicants at least have the equivalent of a Canadian high school level education, and any education needed to perform the job they have been offered.

Work Experience

Applicants at least have 6 months of work experience in a position compared to the job have received from the Yukon employer.

Employer Requirements

To be eligible to make a valid job offer to an international worker for the YNP, the Yukon employer must meet several requirements.

Job Offer Requirement

The employer must offer a full-time, indeterminate position with a wage that meets industry standards.

Business Requirements

The business must have been 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.

Recruitment Requirements

The employer must prove that reasonable efforts were made to recruit a Canadian to fill the position before offering the position to a foreign national. Employers must meet specific advertising requirements, including advertising the position for at least four weeks in at least two local and one national recruitment medium.

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