YNP Critical Impact Worker Program
Under this stream, Yukon employers may nominate foreign nationals with skills and experience that are in-demand in the territory.
The Critical Impact Worker stream is employer-driven and targets prospective immigrants in National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level C or D occupations.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Employers
Employers must meet the following requirements:
- Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident;
- Be registered and operating a business in the Yukon for at least one year, or must be a recognized government body in the Yukon;
- Meet minimum territorial labour standards;
- Provide a copy of the business license, and be registered in Yukon’s corporate registry;
- Provide to nominees, free of charge, health insurance that gives similar coverage to what a Yukon resident would receive until the nominee is eligible for government health benefits;
- Offer a job with a wage equal to or exceeding prevailing median wage in the occupation in the Yukon;
- Pay the nominee's cost of travel to the Yukon from his or her country of residence abroad, if not already in Yukon;
- Employers are not required to pay the travel costs of the nominee's family or dependents.
- Pay for return travel costs if the nominee does not obtain permanent residency;
- Arrange for a screening interview with a Yukon Government Immigration officer if the foreign national is already in Yukon;
- Both the foreign national and employer must be present for the interview.
- Verify previous work experience and qualifications of foreign worker before submitting an application;
- Submit the offer of employment information and pay the compliance fee of $230 using the IRCC Employer Portal before the foreign national applies for an employer-specific work permit if the foreign national is exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process; and
- Advertise the job opening for at least four weeks prior to submitting an application to the YNP.
- The advertisement must remain posted to actively seek qualified Canadians and permanent residents until the date that the YNP issuea a decision.
- A minimum of two local and one national recruitment efforts are required.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Applicants
Individual applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Possess education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job as per the criteria specified in the National Occupational Classification (NOC);
- NOTE: The minimum acceptable level of education is a high school diploma.
- Demonstrate at least one year of related work experience for the position being filled;
- If in Canada at the time of application, maintain a valid work permit throughout the YNP application and assessment process; and
- If in Canada on a study permit, provide proof of:
- One year of study for a certificate program,
- Two years of study for a diploma or Bachelor degree program, or
- Completion of at least level of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program for ESL students at Yukon College.
- Demonstrate sufficient English or French language proficiency by providing results from a language test administered by a designated testing agency, including IELTS (General Training Test only) and CELPIP (General test only) for English or TEF for French. Candidates must obtain the following minimum scores:
- 3L for tests taken before April 1, 2014 in each of the four abilities (reading, writing, speaking, listening).
- 5 for tests taken after April 1, 2014 in each of the four abilities.
- IELTS: 5 in each of the four abilities.
- TEF: 3 in each of the four abilities.
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