Immigrate to Yukon

Learn about immigrating to Yukon as:

Worker eligibility

The Yukon Nominee Program accepts applications for nominee candidates both inside and outside of Canada. To qualify for the Yukon Nominee Program, you must:

  • have a full-time and year-round job offer from an eligible Yukon employer; and
  • meet the specific criteria of your application stream.

To qualify for the Yukon Business Nominee Program, you must meet the eligibility requirements.

You are not eligible if you're:

  • a refugee claimant; or
  • inadmissible to Canada.

Employer eligibility

The program determines an employer's eligibility after their application is:

  • received; and
  • assessed.

Learn more about hiring a foreign worker and how the YNP determines employer eligibility.

Get a job offer from a Yukon employer

It's your responsibility to find employment in Yukon. The YNP does not play a role in recruitment or maintain a list of eligible Yukon employers.

If you do receive a job offer from a Yukon employer it's important to know:

  • employers are not obligated to nominate foreign workers under the YNP; and
  • employers cannot, directly or indirectly, charge or collect a fee or receive any financial gain for nominating a foreign worker.

Find employment opportunities

Foreign workers can use many jobs sites to search for work in Yukon. Some sites include, but are not limited to:

If you cannot find work in Yukon

The YNP is driven by employers looking to fill critical vacancies when qualified Canadians or permanent residents cannot be found. As a result, the number of foreign workers accepted into the program is connected to job vacancies in the territory. If you cannot find work in Yukon, then you cannot participate in the program.

About working in Yukon

Learn about Yukon's economy and find out what it's like to live here:

Yukon Nominee Program streams

Streams of the Yukon Nominee Program include:

Your stream is determined by the National Occupational Classification (NOC) of the job offer:

  • occupations in NOC Skill Levels C or D fall under the Critical Impact Worker stream; and
  • occupations in NOC Skill Levels 0, A, or B fall under the Skilled Worker stream.

For example, if you've been offered employment as a Food Counter Attendant (NOC code 6711) you fall under NOC skill level D and would therefore apply under the Critical Impact Worker stream.

Employers wishing to nominate a skilled worker can apply to the Skilled Worker or Express Entry stream.

Basic stream-specific worker criteria

Critical Impact Worker criteria (NOC C and D)

To apply you must have:

  • at least 6 months of full-time relevant work experience;
  • at minimum a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4;
  • at minimum a high school education, or Canadian equivalency; and
  • any higher education required for the position or NOC.

Skilled Worker criteria (NOC B)

To apply you must have:

  • at least 12 months of full-time relevant work experience;
  • at minimum a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5;
  • at minimum a high school education, or Canadian equivalency; and
  • any higher education required for the position or NOC.

Skilled Worker criteria (NOC 0 and A)

To apply you must have:

  • at least 12 months of full-time relevant work experience;
  • at minimum a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7;
  • at minimum a high school education, or Canadian equivalency; and
  • any higher education required for the position or NOC.

Do you need an immigration representative or consultant?

No, you do not need to hire an immigration representative or consultant to be nominated under the Yukon Nominee Program.

If you chose to hire a representative or consultant:

Apply to immigrate to Yukon

Eligible foreign workers with a full-time year-round job offer from an eligible Yukon employer can apply to the Yukon Nominee Program.

Eligible foreign workers with 2 to 3 part-time job offers from 1 to 3 eligible Yukon employers can apply to the Yukon Community Program.

Contact: 

For questions about immigration email yukon.nominee@yukon.ca, or phone 867-667-5131, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5131.