WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon has added a new Express Entry system to the Yukon Nominee Program to help Yukon employers find skilled workers faster and at a lower cost.
“Adding the Express Entry system to our existing Yukon Nominee Program will help employers who have tried but remain unable to find qualified skilled workers within Canada,” Minister of Education Doug Graham said. “Our government is committed to growing Yukon’s skilled workforce, and this new system achieves that by giving employers more flexibility and choice.”
Yukon employers who cannot find Canadian citizens or permanent residents to fill job openings for skilled workers now have access to Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool of candidates. Applicants are drawn from the pool on the basis of nominations through the Yukon Nominee Program arising from valid job offers for permanent, full-time work from eligible Yukon employers.
The Express Entry system was developed to decrease waiting times and lower expenses, as employers are not required to pay for labour-market impact assessments or travel costs to bring workers to the territory from their countries of origin.
Express Entry increases the number of allocations for the Yukon Nominee Program from 190 to 250. The additional 60 “enhanced” nominations must meet the requirements of one of three eligible immigration programs: the Skilled Worker Program, Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class.