Pausing intake of some Yukon Nominee Program applications

Applications currently exceed the Yukon’s 2024 allocations. We're not currently accepting new applications from Whitehorse employers. Employers in rural Yukon communities can still apply.

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Learn about prioritization criteria

Apply to the Express Entry stream to hire a foreign worker

Employers can apply to the Express Entry stream if the position they are hiring for falls in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3 categories.

  1. The employer finds a qualified foreign worker by using either:
    • Canada’s Job Bank to be matched with eligible foreign workers; or
    • the Express Entry stream of the Yukon Nominee Program to offer a job to a foreign worker.
  2. The employer must prove there is no qualified Canadian or permanent resident for a position.
  3. The foreign worker must show they meet the requirements for 1 of the 3 Express Entry Economic Immigration programs.
  4. The foreign worker creates an Express Entry profile to enter the candidate pool. The foreign worker receives an Express Entry Profile Number and, if applicable, a Job Seeker Validation Code.
  5. The foreign worker proves they have enough money, as determined by the federal government based on the size of their family.
  6. The employer and foreign worker complete the Yukon Express Entry application.
  7. The foreign worker provides us with the completed application and any other documents we need.
  8. The federal government invites the foreign worker to apply for permanent residence.
  9. The foreign worker provides any documents the federal government needs to complete the permanent residence application. For instance, a criminal record check or medical report.
  10. We work with the federal government to verify the foreign worker’s documents.
  11. The foreign worker may receive permanent residence, usually within 6 months or our verifying the application.


It is the responsibility of both the employer and the foreign national (the nominee) to keep informed of all official updates, alerts, announcements or new developments. 


For any questions about applying to the Express Entry stream email [email protected] or phone 867-667-5131 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5131.

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