Yukon is the smallest and westernmost province of Canada and has nearly 35,000 residents. The region boasts of an advanced and reformist economy even as Mining and Tourism are its primary sources of income.
Much like other Canadian provinces and territories, Yukon runs and manages its own Provincial Nominee Programme (PNP), in association with the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). It does so under the “Agreement for Canada-Yukon Cooperation on Immigration.” The scheme is called the Yukon Provincial Nominee Programme (YPNP).
Coming back to the association, it enables the province to offer nomination to the candidates who make the cut to the federal administration, for Permanent Residency (PR) in the nation. Yukon gives nomination to those, who, as per its evaluation, have a rather strong possibility of fruitfully establishing themselves in the region.
Apart from the usual investor/business programmes, Yukon runs three immigration categories for the interested migrants. They are Yukon Express Entry, the Skilled Workers Category, and Critical Impact Workers Category.
The YPNP categories for the Skilled Workers and Critical Impact Workers are locally driven and based on the specific requirements of the local recruiters/firms. When qualified Yukon recruiters/firms are unable to locate the Canadian citizens or permanent residents, to fill the various permanent full-time openings across the region, they can find manpower from outside of the nation. This scheme chooses globally trained and qualified overseas labor force who have the necessary skills required in the local labor market, and offer them nomination to obtain Permanent Resident Visas (PRVs), to live and do a job in the province.
This scheme enables the province to offer nomination to the candidates who are already in Express Entry pool of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC), and who have the compulsory education, skilled job experience, language capacity, and other important credentials to assist them settle fruitfully, and mix into the labour market and societies of the province.
The class is employer-driven even as it is tailored to aid the local recruiters/firms, segments or administrations to recognize and nominate the likely trained immigrants, to fill the various job openings that cannot be duly filled by either the national or territorial or labour markets.
It is mandatory that the candidates under this class have obtained a permanent full-time employment offer from a Yukon business in a profession that is either administrative, professional, technical or a skilled trade (jobs registered under the NOC levels 0, A or B).
Critical Impact Workers Programme
It is custom-made to employ the overseas people in the lower skilled professions for which there is a scarcity of workers in the Yukon Territory. It is required that the candidates under the stream have obtained a permanent full-time job offer from a Yukon based recruiter/firm, in a job that comes under the NOC level C or D.