Yukon - Provincial Nomination Program

Yukon is situated along the western border of Canada and is the smallest federal territory. It was officially created in 1900 and the federal government has recently passed an act in 2003 confirming the territory to be known as only “Yukon” instead of “Yukon territory”.

Yukon has a very beautiful National Park and Reserve which is known worldwide. Many tourists specially fly to Canada to see the exquisiteness of the reserve. The weather of the province is highly dry and most of the time snow-capped mountains send icy winds to the cities. However, the summer sees long sunshine hours and is also the time of flowers to blossom.

Immigrants looking to attain Canadian citizenship status through the Yukon Provincial Nominee Programme can immigrate to the territory under the entrepreneur of self - employed stream.

Unlike the provincial routes in other provinces, Yukon also offers various options that do not require the employer to apply on behalf of the applicant. Successful applicants are awarded Canadian permanent resident status which usually leads to Canadian citizenship subjective to the minimum residency requirement. Another benefit of applying through Yukon is that the nominee scheme is not based on the points based skills assessment.

Streams for immigration

Applicants immigrating to Canada with the aim of settling in the Yukon can apply under the Business Programme of Skilled Worker Programme. These streams are subdivided into two further categories for easy processing of applications.

Business program for entrepreneurs

Depending on personal wealth and amount of relevant business experience, candidates can migrate under the self-employed category. The other requirements include:

  • Minimum net worth of $250,000 Canadian Dollars.
  • Minimum investment of $150,000 Canadian Dollars to either establish or purchase a running business.
  • Visit to the territory at least once before submitting the application with authorities.
  • Speaking and writing fluency in either English or French.
  • Business skills and relevant professional experience in the listed fields in order to implement the proposal.

Business programme for professionally self-employed individuals

The requirements include:

  • The applicant must possess a skill listed under the shortage category in the province.
  • Candidates must be able to produce license by the relevant professional governing body wherever applicable.
  • Must have visited Yukon to understand the environmental, economic and social conditions of the territory.
  • Must be able to prove that he or she possesses adequate resources to implement their proposal.
  • In case of dependents, the applicant must have resources to support them for a minimum of six months.

For any individual shifting his or her base to another country, the next major worry is to sponsor the immediate family.

Canada Immigration

Like many other countries, Canada also follows certain guidelines for family sponsorships. Under this program, close relatives and immediate family of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can migrate if they comply to few conditions.

Membership / Association

CSIC - Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants

Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants

Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants

Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants