The Canadian Government is using open work permits to help Yukon communities recruit and retain immigration candidates.

The Yukon Community Pilot, shortened as YCP, is a stream that runs under the Yukon Nominee program (YNP). It is a pilot launched specifically to attract Yukon immigrants from six Yukon communities, as well as facilitate their permanent settlement. It was launched in January 2020 and is expected to run for three years.

The Yukon community can be found in northwestern Canada. They occupy a sparsely populated territory. Employers in northeastern Canada depend on the Yukon community for seasonal labor. This community is active and diverse, so this explains why the governments works to make them permanent residents.

Works from the Yukon community are entitled to a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exempt. This means that they can be considered for multiple jobs in different industries. This has been made possible thanks to provisions under the YCP stream.

As foreign nationals, individuals from the Yukon community qualify for open work permits. To get this permit, each candidate is required to hold a valid permanent residence nomination.

Candidates also require two or more job offers from different employers based in of these Yukon Territory communities;

  • Carcross (and Tagish)
  • Carmacks
  • Dawson City (from the town of the city of Dawson)
  • The Village of Haines Junction
  • Watson Lake
  • Whitehorse

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