Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE
September 22, 2017

Government of Yukon issues fraud advisory

The Government of Yukon is warning local businesses to be wary of an individual who claims to be the exclusive agent of a Yukon Business Investor Visa Program, and who has offered incorrect information about the Yukon Business Nominee Program (YBNP).

The Yukon government does not run a program by the name of the Yukon Business Investor Visa Program, nor does it facilitate access to foreign investment. In addition, the Yukon Business Nominee Program does not facilitate foreign investors to gain permanent residence by passively investing in a Yukon business. Most importantly, the Yukon government does not work with any single agent for its immigration programs.

While there is no indication any Yukon businesses have been affected, we urge any business that receives a fraudulent call or has any questions about our immigration programs to contact Yukon Immigration.

Quotes

“We want to ensure the integrity of our immigration programs, to protect Canadians, businesses and immigrants. We encourage anyone who has questions about our immigration programs to contact Yukon Immigration directly.”

–Minister of Education, Tracy-Anne McPhee

Quick facts

  • The YBNP allows skilled international entrepreneurs to permanently settle in Yukon and start or purchase a business in the territory.
  • YBNP nominees must meet strict requirements before applying to become a permanent resident through the program.

Learn more: Yukon Immigration

Contact:

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7478
sunny.patch@gov.yk.ca

Jason Mackey
Communications, Education
867-332-7008
jason.mackey@gov.yk.ca

News Release #17-190