There are a lot of routes through which one can apply for the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP). One of such route is the Yukon Express Entry.
If you would like to use this medium or you are interested in knowing more about it, kindly read this article to the last part.
About Yukon Express Entry Program
The Yukon Express Entry Program is a unique immigration program that works with the Federal Express Entry System.
Workers who have an active Express Entry profile, a valid job offer from a Yukon employer, and meet the requirements for an Express Entry program are eligible to apply through this route. See Yukon Community Pilot Programs Jobs.
Yukon Express Entry Program Requirements
To apply for the Yukon Nominee Program through the Express Entry route, the applicant is expected to the follow requirements as stipulated by the Yukon Immigration:
- Federal Skilled Worker requires candidates to have, at minimum, a high school diploma, as well as at least one year of continuous full-time, skilled work experience. Work experience is considered skilled if obtained in a position at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B. Candidates must also demonstrate language proficiency in English or French consistent with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7.
- Canadian Experience Class has no minimum education requirement. CEC candidates must have a minimum of one year of full-time Canadian skilled work experience in the last three years. Work experience is considered skilled if obtained in a position at NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B. Candidates must also demonstrate language proficiency in English or French consistent with CLB level 7 for work experience obtained at NOC Skill Level 0 or A and CLB 5 for work experience obtained at NOC Skill Level B.
- Federal Skilled Trades has no minimum education requirement. FST candidates must have at least 2 years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade occupation. Candidates must also have either an offer of employment to work in a skilled trade in Canada or a certificate of qualification in their skilled trade issued by a Canadian authority. Candidates must also demonstrate language proficiency in English or French at CLB Level 5 for speaking and listening and CLB 4 for reading and writing.
Apply to the Express Entry stream to Hire a Foreign Worker
Yukon Employers are expected to apply to the Express Entry stream if the services they want to recruit into their businesses fall in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) A, 0 or B categories.
- The employer finds a qualified foreign worker by using either:
- Canada’s Job Bank to be matched with eligible foreign workers; or
- the Express Entry stream of the Yukon Nominee Program to offer a job to a foreign worker.
- The employer must prove there is no qualified Canadian or permanent resident for a position.
- The foreign worker must show they meet the requirements for 1 of the 3 Express Entry Economic Immigration programs.
- The foreign worker creates an Express Entry profile to enter the candidate pool. The foreign worker receives an Express Entry Profile Number and, if applicable, a Job Seeker Validation Code.
- The foreign worker proves they have enough money, as determined by the federal government based on the size of their family.
- The employer and foreign worker complete the Yukon Express Entry application.
- The foreign worker provides us with the completed application and any other documents we need.
- The federal government invites the foreign worker to apply for permanent residence.
- The foreign worker provides any documents the federal government needs to complete the permanent residence application. For instance, a criminal record check or medical report.
- We work with the federal government to verify the foreign worker’s documents.
- The foreign worker receives permanent residence, usually within 6 months or our verifying the application.
To be eligible to make a valid job offer to a foreign worker for the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP), the Yukon employer must meet certain requirements.
Job Offer Requirement
The employer must offer a full-time, indeterminate position with a wage that meets industry standards.
The Yukon business must have been operating in Yukon for at least one year. If the business is a non-profit organization, the business must have been in operation for at least three years, and must have secured funding for at least one year following the application to the YNP. The business must also have current and valid licenses to operate in Yukon.
The employer must demonstrate that reasonable efforts were made to recruit a Canadian to fill the position prior to offering the position to a foreign national.
Employers must meet specific advertising requirements, including advertising the position for at least four (4) weeks in at least two local and one national recruitment mediums. See Jobs in Canada.
How to Apply via Yukon Express Entry
The Yukon Express Entry stream is open to new applications at any time. To apply to the stream, eligible candidates must follow the steps shown below:
- Create an Express Entry profile.
- Apply and receive job offer
- Submit documentation to support their eligibility claims.
N/B: Applications submitted to the YNP are generally processed within eight to ten weeks.
If the application is approved, the candidate will receive a nomination from Yukon to apply for permanent residence.
The applicant will also receive a letter of support for a temporary work permit, which the applicant can use to apply to IRCC for a work permit so they can begin working in Yukon while their application for permanent residence is processed. Note that applying for a temporary work permit represents a separate application.
- The applicant must accept the nomination from Yukon on their Express Entry profile. After accepting the provincial nomination, the applicant’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score will increase by 600 points, virtually guaranteeing they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw.
- The applicant must prepare and submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence within the designated timeframe.
Applications for permanent residence submitted through Express Entry are generally processed within six months.
Now that you have seen what Yukon Express Entry Program is all about, what is required for the application and the procedure required for application through the stream, it is up to you to follow every instructions that you have seen in this article.
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