Yukon has small cities, rugged northern landscapes, forests, rivers, lakes and a climate that features brief warm summers and long cold winters. The Yukon has the smallest population of any Canadian region. Much of the Yukon’s economy is connected to mining, hydroelectricity and tourism. Outdoor life is especially celebrated in Yukon with hunting, fishing, kayaking, ice climbing and dog sledding popular. The cost of housing in the Yukon is generally lower than other Provinces in Canada, but the purchase of supplies can be costly depending on your location.
The Yukon Nominee Program offers four streams through which applicants who intend to live in the Yukon can apply for Permanent Residence. There is no requirement to be working in the Yukon already in order to apply. You will need either a job offer from a Yukon based company, or the ability and intention to establish a business in the Yukon in order to qualify in any of the available categories.
The Skilled Worker Program is for qualified workers who have a job offer from a Yukon employer in a skilled position (NOC 0, A or B).
The Critical Impact Worker Program is for qualified workers who have a job offer from a Yukon employer in a semi-skilled position (NOC C or D).
The Yukon Business Nominee Program is for high net worth individuals with business management experience who wish to own and operate a business in the Yukon. Applicants who meet the criteria under this program receive a 2-year work permit to enable them to establish themselves and their business in the Yukon. At the end of this period, if they have successfully met the criteria of the program, they are issued a nomination certificate that enables them and their family members to apply for Permanent Residence.
The following categories of business are not eligible: