Yukon is the westernmost and smallest of Canada’s three federal territories. Whitehorse is the territorial Capital and Yukon’s only city. Yukon welcomes cross border skilled workers and foreign skilled workers can gain Canadian Permanent Residency very easily through this stream. This stream is employer-driven and designed to assist Yukon employers, sectors or governments to identify and nominate potential qualified immigrants to fill positions that cannot be filled by territorial or national labour markets.
With the addition of the Express Entry system to the existing Yukon Nominee Program the employers who have tried but remained unable to find qualified skilled workers within Canada. Government is committed to growing Yukon’s skilled workforce, and this new system achieves that by giving employers more flexibility and choice.
The Express Entry system was developed to decrease waiting times and lower expenses, as employers are not required to pay for labour-market impact assessments or travel costs to bring workers to the territory from their countries of origin.
Express Entry increases the number of allocations for the Yukon Nominee Program from 190 to 250. The additional 60 increased nominations must meet the requirements of one of three eligible immigration programs: the Skilled Worker Program, Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class.