Yukon releases the Details of Express Entry Stream

April 09, 2015
Yukon publishes Express Entry Details

Yukon, a Canadian territory has announced the details of the Express Entry system of its Yukon Nominee Program (YNP). The new employer-driven category is in line with the new selection system.

The YNP Express Entry category increases the total YNP allocation from 190 to 250, with 60 of these are improved allocations that can be used in affiliation with the new Express Entry system. The territory employers who are unable to find the right  citizens or permanent residents of Canada to plug the skill gap can gain access to Express Entry’s pool of candidates. Applicants of YNP are chosen from the pool depending on the nominations with valid job offers to work for full-time on a permanent basis from prospective Yukon employers. 

In order to be placed in the Express Entry pool, interested candidates must qualify for any immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker, the Canadian Experience Class, or Federal Skilled Trades. All these programs need applicants to satisfy language criteria, hold adequate funds to meet the expenses during their stay and need to furnish educational assessment that is equivalent to Canadian standards. 

The new system will assist skilled overseas workers to become permanent residents at a faster pace due to quicker processing times and offer Canadian employers with a pathway for hiring overseas workers. YNP Nominated candidates will be able to score extra points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), leading to an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence. 

The Minister of Education for Yukon, Doug Graham stated that the new Express Entry system will assist employers who have tried but not able to find highly skilled workers in Canada. The government is committed to bolstering Yukon’s skilled workforce, and the new system will achieve that by providing employers more options. 

Under Yukon’s Express Entry system, the employer should find a suitable overseas worker. The employers need to prove that there is no permanent resident or citizen available to plug the skill gap. Workers should submit an online application in the CIC’s Express Entry system and enter the pool. And, they should acquire an Express Entry profile number and a job seeker validation code. 

Apparently, workers should prove that they hold enough funds. The employer as well as a  worker will together provide the required details and present the Yukon Express Entry application form. Then, workers will be invited by the CIC to apply for permanent residency. The worker provides all required documents to CIC to file the application for permanent residency. The credentials that are submitted by workers will be verified by the Yukon and CIC immigration unit. The workers will be able to get permanent residence in not more than 6 months upon receiving the verified application.

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