Yukon

Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is the Yukon’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the territory may receive a Yukon Provincial Nomination Certificate, after which they can apply for Canadian permanent residence with the Government of Canada. The territory is an ideal place to settle for individuals who value strong communities and the great outdoors. Most famous for the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s, Yukon today is home to approximately 30,000 people, living mostly in the capital of Whitehorse. Its economy is composed primarily of mining and tourism

Saskatchewan is one of the Prairie provinces of Western Canada. Its economy is primarily based on agriculture and important natural resources industries like forestry and fishing. It boasts two major cities, Saskatoon and Regina, as well as vast expanses of pristine wilderness. The beautiful city of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in the summertime.The SINP is Saskatchewan’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Saskatchewan provincial nomination certificate, after which they can apply for Canadian permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Yukon Nominee Program

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The YNP consists of the following programs:

The YNP Express Entry Program (YEE) increases the overall allocation for the YNP through the introduction of “enhanced” allocations that may be used in conjunction with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Yukon employers who cannot find Canadian citizens or permanent residents to fill job openings for skilled workers now have access to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool of candidates. YEE applicants are drawn from the pool on the basis of nominations arising from valid job offers for permanent, full-time work from eligible Yukon employers.

This program allows Yukon employers to sponsor foreign skilled workers for Canadian permanent residence. Sponsored applicants must be working in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B occupation.

This program was created to help employers sponsor workers for immigration who have experience in a semi-skilled or unskilled occupation 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 Yukon at the time of application.

This program was created for individuals with proven business experience who want to start a new business, partner with an existing business, or purchase and operate an existing business in Yukon. Applicants should be ready to make a significant investment in their Yukon-based business.

Minimum Requirements for Applicants

In order to be eligible under the Yukon Business Nominee Program, applicants must:

  • Achieve a minimum score of 65 points on the Nominee Assessment Grid (including a minimum of 10 points for language ability);
  • 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 at least three years of entrepreneurial or business management experience;
  • Have at least five years of relevant experience related to the proposed business venture;
  • Have a minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD, verified by a Yukon accounting firm;
  • Have at least $300,000 CAD in liquid assets (cash, bonds, cash derivatives etc.), verified by a Yukon accounting firm;
  • Provide proof that the claimed net worth and liquid assets has been obtained through legal means;
  • Submit a Resettlement Plan demonstrating their intent to establish Yukon residency; and
  • Intend to settle permanently in Yukon and actively operate a business in the territory.

 

Eligible under the Yukon Business Nominee Program, 
Achieve a minimum score of 65 points on the Nominee Assessment Grid (including a minimum of 10 points for language ability);
Achieve at minimum either: Level 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or

Nominee Assessment

To be eligible, candidates must score a minimum of 65 points, including a minimum of 10 points in the Language Ability section.

Selection factor Points
Investment value Maximum 12 points
Liquid assets Maximum 8 points
Personal Net Worth Maximum 8 points
Age Maximum 10 points
Prior Visit Maximum 8 points
Education and Training Maximum 20 points
Entrepreneurial/Business Management Experience Maximum 10 points
Work Experience Maximum 10 points
Language Ability Maximum 12 points
Location of Proposed Business Maximum 5 points
Total Maximum 103 points
Pass mark: 65 Points
 

Business Resources

Points in this section are awarded based on the amount of investment planned in the business.

Investment Value ($CAD) Points
Less than $300,000 Ineligible
$300,000 – $400,000 6
$401,000 – $750,000 8
$751,000+ 12

Liquid Assets

Liquid Assets points are awarded based on proof of cash, demand deposits with a bank or financial institution, short-term deposits and readily marketable investments including publicly traded stocks or bonds.

Liquid Assets ($CAD) Points
Less than $300,000 Ineligible
$300,000 – $450,000 6
$451,000+ 8

Personal Net Worth

Personal Net Worth points are awarded based on the documented proof of assets less liabilities.

Net Worth ($CAD) Points
Less than $500,000 Ineligible
$500,000 – $750,000 6
$751,000+ 8 Age

Points are awarded for age according to the date indicated on the applicant’s passport.

Age Points
21-49 10
50-51 8
52-53 6
54-55 4
56+ 0
 

Prior Visit

Points are awarded based on documented proof that the applicant has traveled to Yukon prior to the submission of an application.

Visit Duration Points
Less than 3 days 0
3-6 days 4
7-10 days 6
11+ days 8

Education and Training

Education points are awarded based on the documented proof of completed education and training programs.

 Years of Education Education Points
12 Completed secondary school 10
12-13 Completed Post-secondary Program of 1 year 12
14-16 Completed Post-secondary Program of 2 years 16
17-18 Bachelors 18
18+ Masters or Doctorate 20
 

Entrepreneurial/Business Management Experience

Points are awarded based on documented proof of entrepreneurial or business management experience.

Years Points
3-5 8
6+ 10

Work Experience

Points in the work experience category are awarded based on documented proof of relevant experience for the business being proposed (unless it is already demonstrated in the documents provided to show business management or entrepreneurial experience).

Years Points
5-7 8
8+ 10
 

Language Ability

Points are awarded for language ability according to documented proof of training and ability in either English or French. The only accepted form of documented proof is an original certificate from either the English IELTS or French TEF programs.

Level Points
IELTS 7/TEF 5 and above 12
IELTS 6/TEF 4 8
Lower than IELTS 6/TEF 4 0

Location of Proposed Business

Points are awarded based on the location of the proposed business.

Location Points
In Whitehorse and surrounding areas 0
In rural communities 5

Strategic Sectors List

Only businesses in one of the sectors identified on this list are eligible under the YBNP. If a sector is not on this list, a nominee cannot open or invest in a business within that sector in order to meet their eligibility requirements.

The following are the eligible strategic sectors:

Businesses in the following sectors are not eligible:

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