Impacts of COVID-19 on Yukon nominees and employers

As a result of impacts of COVID-19, the Department of Economic Development has taken steps to address impacts to the Yukon Nominee Program.

Full-time work hours requirement

Foreign nationals working in Yukon through the Yukon Nominee Program will not be required to meet the standard requirement of full-time work hours.

What if you experience a layoff or reduced work hours?

Yukon nominees who experience layoffs or reduced work hours will not be issued the standard 90-day notice to find new employment. This change will remain in effect for the duration of the public health emergency.

Common questions

We've put together a list of frequently asked questions to assist you on COVID-19 impacts on employers and nominees. 


We know you may have questions or concerns and we're here to help. Do not hesitate to contact us.

For questions about this or other immigration issues email or phone 867-667-5131, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0407, extension 5131.