The Yukon receives increase in allocations under the Yukon Nominee Program

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has informed the Government of Yukon that they are increasing the territory’s number of allocations under the Provincial Nominee Program for 2023. This will allow more foreign workers to come to the Yukon under the Yukon Nominee Program. 

This change increases the Yukon’s nominee allocations from 300 to 430 for the year. The program helps employers fill crucial positions with foreign nationals who intend to settle in the Yukon, strengthening the territory’s workforce. 

The Yukon government is committed to helping businesses across the territory meet their labour needs. Economic immigration is an essential tool for attracting workers and developing a labour force that supports investment and economic growth, while meeting the needs of Yukon businesses.  

This welcome increase to the Yukon’s nominee allocation is the result of productive conversations with our federal partners regarding feedback we received from our business community.  This increase will allow us to further support our economy and help more prospective Canadians make the Yukon a place they can call home. 

Premier and Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai 

Quick facts 
  • The Yukon receives allocations from the Government of Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program. This informs how many applications the territory can approve in a year.  

  • The Department of Economic Development administers two immigration programs in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC): the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) and the Yukon Business Nominee Program (YBNP).  

  • In 2022, the Yukon Nominee Program utilized its full annual allocation of 300 spaces for the second time since the program was established in 2007. 

  • This program is for economic immigration, and is meant to be used when local or Canadian workers cannot be found in the existing workforce. If an employer’s attempts to hire locally or nationally are unsuccessful, this program is available to them. 

  • The program allows qualified foreign nationals the opportunity to work and settle in Yukon with the long-term goal of establishing themselves as permanent residents of Canada. 

Media contact 

Renée Francoeur 
Cabinet Communications 


Linnea Blum 
Communications, Economic Development 

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