The Canadian government has launched yet another exciting community initiative to help people immigrate to Canada! The New Yukon Community Pilot is a new Canadian immigration pathway, launched in January 2020 under the Yukon Nominee Program, that allows foreign workers to live and work in Canada without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This means faster processing and a chance to work in Canada for up to 2 years!
This new pilot will run for 3 years and is designed to help boost the local economy of seven participating Yukon communities:
- Dawson City;
- Haines Junction;
Ready to find out if you qualify? Let's take a closer look at what you need to apply to the new Yukon Community Pilot!
Life in Yukon
Yukon is located in north-west Canada and is the smallest of Canada’s three territories. Life in Yukon is perfect for you if you're looking for a close-knit community lifestyle in one of the most beautiful places in the world to call home. Yukon is home to Kluane National Park where you’ll be able to visit Canada’s highest peak, Mount Logan as well as the gorgeous glacier-fed alpine Emerald Lake and let's face it, who could resist the spectacular natural light show, known as the Northern Lights on display from mid-August to mid-April!
Life in Yukon territory moves at a slower pace to most provinces in Canada and the cost of living can be considerably higher however the higher wage offers more than make-up for the difference. For example, the average hourly wage in Whitehorse, Yukon is $25.50 compared to the national average which is around $16 per hour. Take a look at some of the most in-demand jobs in Yukon here.
About the New Yukon Community Pilot
Am I eligible?
To be eligible to apply to immigrate to Yukon Canada thought the new Yukon Community Pilot you will need to meet the following requirements:
- Have 2 to 3 eligible job offers in one of the participating communities;
- Have relevant work experience;
- Have a signed letter of support from the Government of Yukon; and
- Be eligible for a work permit.
Job Offer Requirements
To be considered eligible your job offers must:
- Be non-seasonal;
- Add up to 30 hours a week ie. add up to a full-time job;
- Pay minimum wage ($13.71 per hour or higher).
How Do I Apply?
Step 1: Apply for Job Offers
You will need at least two to three eligible job offers in Yukon Canada, in one of the participating communities, before you can apply to immigrate to Yukon Canada through the Yukon Community Pilot. For top tips on how to apply for a job in Canada visit our blog here.
Step 2: Apply for a Nomination
You will need to apply to immigrate to Canada through the Yukon Provincial Nominee Program and receive a nomination letter from the Government of Yukon. You can either apply through the Skilled Worker Program (highly skilled workers) or the Critical Impact Worker Program (mid to low or unskilled workers) depending on your skill level.
You will also require a signed letter of support from the Government of Yukon containing details about your job offer (ie. location, number of hours, occupation, employers name, etc.) to live and work in Yukon Canada as well as confirming that your employer needs you to work in the community.
Step 3: Apply for a Work Permit
Once you have your job offer and letters from the Yukon Government you can apply for your open work permit. Remember, your work permit will allow you to work for any employer but will be location-restricted, which means that you will only be able to live and work in Yukon, Canada. The best part is that you won’t need an LMIA, which should speed up the application process considerably.
What is an LMIA?
A Labour Market Impact Assessment, or LMIA, is a document that shows that an employer needs to hire a foreign temporary worker because they were unable to fill the job offer locally. This can often delay the process as employers will have to show that they have advertised the job for at least 3 months before opening up applications to foreign workers. Take a look at some of the highest paying in-demand jobs in Canada for unskilled workers that currently don’t require an LMIA.
Want to Move to Yukon, Canada? We Can Help You Get There
As a certified Canadian immigration service, we offer guidance and assistance through the entire application process. Our certified RCICs (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants) are extremely knowledgeable in all Canadian immigration policies and are permitted by the Canadian government to liaise with them on your behalf. You will first be evaluated to see whether or not you can apply for one of 100 immigration programs, visas, and streams to ensure that you make the best choice for your individual needs. Once we know which options you can apply for, you can then confidently select your preferred immigration program and your designated consultant will ensure that all your documents are completed accurately and submitted on time.
When you apply for Canadian permanent residency with our services you essentially remove all the stress and complications from the immigration process, and with our high success rate you can rest assured that your application is in good hands as you prepare to immigrate to Canada.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Instagram for more information and updates on Canadian immigration and the visa application process.