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 Skilled Worker and Critical Impact Worker streams to hire a foreign worker

Does the position qualify for the program?

Employers can apply to the Skilled Worker stream if the position they're hiring for falls in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3 categories. Employers can apply to the Critical Impact Worker stream if the position falls in the TEER 4 or 5 categories.


  1. Employers and foreign workers complete the Yukon Nominee Program application.
    • Ensure foreign worker language tests are under 2 years old as we only accept recent language tests.

    • Ensure your supporting documents are certified, true copies. If you include any translated documents, other than English or French, make sure you include a certified translation.
    • Make sure all application fields are completed. Use "N/A" to mark fields that are not applicable.
  2. Submit your application and supporting documents.
    • In person: 303 Alexander Street, Whitehorse, Yukon.
    • Email or phone 867-667-5131 to make an appointment.
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Economic Development 
      Box 2703 (F-1)
      Whitehorse, Yukon
      Y1A 2C6
  3. We process applications on a first-come-first-served basis. You can expect to hear back from us within 12 to 14 weeks.
    • Once we have processed your application the federal government will review it. The worker and any family members coming to Canada must meet federal requirements for living and working in Canada. This process is separate from the program application and will take extra time to complete.
    • The worker maintains their status to work in Canada while we assess the application. This includes having a valid work permit and temporary resident status.


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. Official updates and alerts can be found at:


If you have questions about applying to the Skilled Worker and Critical Impact Worker streams email, or phone 867-667-5131 or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5131. Contact us to come to our weekly drop-in sessions on Thursdays from 1 pm to 4 pm.