Eligibility Criteria for the YCP

The YCP has an eligibility criterion they follow to avoid confusion. The first guide the YCP uses is a provision of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). According to IRCC, each candidate who is a foreign national needs to get job offers in the same community they come from. The provision also stipulates that job offers can come from more than one employer.

Additionally, to work in two positions for the same employer, you have to get a job offer for each position. For each job offer, there needs to be a corresponding reflection in the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

This approach allows part-time Yukon workers to be flexible and be in a position to work for 1,560 hours yearly. This is the equivalent of a full-time annual job.

In case a community member has to withdraw from a work contract because they can no longer work for the required number of hours, the Yukon government will step in and help them an alternative opportunity.

This is an effort towards ensuring each Yukon worker attains a full-time, year-round employment.

Further Work Permit Details

All foreign nationals should receive an IRCC open work permit on condition that they work within the Yukon community. Each work permit will be valid for two years from the date of issue. In case a foreign national’s travel documents expires before the two years’ elapse, the work permit will be invalid from that time on.

Anyone who wants a work permit needs to submit their application electronically. Each foreign national should bear in mind that they cannot apply for YCP work permit at Canada’s ports of entry.

In case an applicant has a common-law partner, they are entitled to an open work permit as well. However, the principal applicant is required to be employed/working in at least NOC Skill Type position.

The Canadian government has provisions that ensure members of the Yukon community get permanent residence. As a Yukon community member, all you need to do is follow the guidelines provided to secure jobs that allow you to have a full-time, year round job.

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