Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) FAQ

Last updated: 2 September 2020

Frequently asked questions about the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP).

The YNP is the Yukon’s Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the territory may receive a Yukon Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian permanent residence with processing times that are faster than other Canadian immigration classes.

Applicants to this program must meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve a minimum score of 56 on the Nominee Assessment Grid;
  • Achieve at minimum either:
    • Level 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or
    • Level 4 in the Test d’Evaluation De Francais (TEF);
  • Have relevant entrepreneurial or business management experience;
  • Have a minimum net worth of $250,000 CAD, verified by a Certified Third Party;
  • Have at least $150,000 CAD in liquid assets (cash, bonds, cash derivatives etc.), verified by a Certified Third Party;
  • Provide proof that the claimed net worth and liquid assets has been obtained through legal means;
  • Provide:
    • A business plan outlining how the Supported Applicant will establish a successful business venture in one of the industries listed on the Strategic Sector List. The Supported Applicant must demonstrate a minimum $150,000 CAD investment in the business with no less than 33.33 percent ownership, OR
    • An equity investment in a business in one of the industries listed on the Strategic Sector List of at least $1,000,000 CAD.
    • In both options, the Supported Applicant must demonstrate active and ongoing management of the business.
  • Submit a Resettlement Plan demonstrating their intent to establish Yukon residency.

Candidates are required to meet further criteria during their first and second years in the Yukon. For more details, click here.

This program was created to help employers sponsor individuals for immigration who have experience in a semi-skilled or unskilled occupation that is in high demand in the territory. Sponsored applicants must receive a job offer from a Yukon employer; however they are not required to be in the Yukon at the time of the application.

To learn more about the YNP Critical Impact Worker Program, click here.

As part of any PNP application, applicants are required to submit a Settlement Plan indicating why they wish to live in the province and how they intend to settle. Applicants are also required to sign an ‘intention to reside’ document with their application. That being said, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ensures that all Canadian citizens and permanent residents are allowed to work and reside in any location across Canada. Once an individual obtains Canadian permanent residence, he or she has the right to work and reside in any Canadian province or territory.