It is the tide of popular opinion that makes Yukon Community pilot (YCP) an innovative option to immigrate to Canada. As a part of Yukon Nominee Program, Yukon community pilot was launched to nominate qualified foreign nationals to the federal government for the Permanent Residency. The (YCP) Yukon Community Pilot allows foreign nationals to live and work in Canada without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Started in January 2020 the YCP is set to run till June 2023.

Candidates nominated under Yukon Community Pilot enjoy the flexibility to work for multiple employers because the work permit is not restricted to single employer, but instead the work permit is tied to specific community that encourages candidates to take multiple part-time jobs to support themselves and fulfill the labour needs of the participating community.

The Yukon Participating communities are:

  • Whitehorse
  • Watson Lake
  • Dawson City
  • Haines Junction
  • Carmacks
  • Carcross

Eligibility for Yukon Community pilot (YCP)

Candidates who have received Provincial Nomination through Yukon nominee program are eligible to apply for community based work permit through YCP if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have 2 or 3 eligible job offers form one of the participating communities
  • Have a signed letter of support from the Government of Yukon and
  • Be eligible for a work permit.


Job offer Requirements

  • The jobs must be in the same participating Yukon community and must add up to at least 30 hours of work per week.
  • The job must be non-seasonal and the wages must meet or exceed the minimum wage and
  • The candidate must have relevant work experience.


Yukon Community pilot (YCP) application process

The candidates must first apply for a Job. It is possible to acquire a slot in YCP if you have two or three eligible job offers in one of the participating communities of Yukon. Click here to know more

Candidates with valid job offers must apply for a nomination through Yukon Provincial Nominee Program for a successful immigration to Canada. Candidates will generally be honored with Nomination letter from the Government of Yukon along with signed letter of Support from the Government of Yukon that contains details of the Job offer such as, location, employers name, number of working hours etc. The signed letter of support from the Government of Yukon acts as a conformation for candidates to live and work in Yukon Canada and that the employer needs the candidate to work for the community.

The final step is to apply for an Open work permit once the candidate has a valid job offer along with a copy of Provincial Nomination certificate and a signed letter from the Yukon Government. Once the application is successful, candidates will be issued a two year open work permit which is restricted by location to one of the participating communities. The two year open work permit can be extended if the candidate’s permanent residence application takes longer than two years to process.

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