What is the Yukon Critical Impact Worker Program?
Yukon’s Critical Impact Worker Program is one of the immigration programs introduced by the Yukon Government. It was created to help local businesses with a need for low-skilled labour fill job vacancies.
Applicants who are successful under this program will get a chance to apply for a work permit along with the permanent residence. Once they have been issued this YNP work permit, they can come to the Yukon and begin working for their employer. After working in the territory for 3 to 6 months, they will become eligible to apply for permanent resident status.
The Yukon might not be the top destination for foreign workers who wish to work in Canada. However, the YNP Critical Impact Worker Program offers a relatively quick and easy immigration pathway for low-skilled workers.
Foreign Worker Requirements
Applicants who intend to work in the Yukon and settle there under the YNP Critical Impact Worker Program should see that they meet each of the following qualifications:
Critical Impact Worker Program applicants should have received a full-time job offer from a Yukon employer. This job offer must be for a job that fits the National Occupational Classification (NOC) TEER 4 and 5.
Yukon Critical Impact Worker applicants must have a minimum of 6 months of full-time work experience in jobs that are similar to the one they will be performing in Yukon.
YNP Critical Impact Worker applicants should have completed high school. In some cases, they might need additional education qualifications to demonstrate they are qualified to perform the Yukon job they will be working in.
YNP Critical Impact Worker applicants must demonstrate fluency in English by scoring a minimum of CLB 4 in an approved language test. This requirement is the same for both NOC TEER 4 and 5 workers.