Employers are responsible for starting the procedures that allow workers to immigrate
to Yukon under the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) or as Temporary Foreign Workers.
Please note that Government of Yukon does not find or recruit foreign workers for
Yukon employers - employers are responsible for locating their own workers. Some
employers have had success with recruitment in foreign countries and others have
found new workers though family contact with current workers.
Please see the YNP
application guide, a handbook for employers, for a step-by-step explanation
of the process.
The Yukon Nominee Program is commited to program integrity. Therfore, officers will
conduct monitors with employers and nominees. A first default monitor is automatically
scheduled three month after the entry interview, which takes place at the time the
nominee starts working for the employer.
Additional monitors may be scheduled after that to verify compliance with program
criteria. For your information please review the monitoring forms to the right.
Temporary Foreign Workers
Temporary foreign workers enter Canada to work temporarily to help Canadians address
skill shortages. The Temporary Foreign Worker program is facilitated by two different
departments of the Federal Government: Human Resources and Social Development Canada
(HRSDC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
For employers interested in hiring a foreign worker, visit
Working Temporarily in Canada to learn more.
A key eligibility requirement for hiring a foreign worker is to obtain a Labour
Market Opinion (LMO) from Service Canada - unless the work category is exempt, you
will need an LMO.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada Temporary Foreign Worker Units are designed to
help employers address labour and skills shortages. These units will:
- guide you through the immigration process if you or your representative wishes to
hire foreign workers;
- ease the entry of temporary foreign workers who are exempt from the Labour Market
Opinion process; and
- pre-screen your supporting documents as an employer to streamline the application
process and provide an opinion for officers at the port of entry.
Foreign Worker Unit in Vancouver serves the B.C./Yukon Region.
Labour Market Opinion Basics
As an employer, you must apply for a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) before you can
hire a foreign worker or get pre-approval to hire a large number of workers.
A positive Labour Market Opinion will show that there is a need for the foreign
worker to fill the job you offer and that there is no Canadian worker available
to do the job.
on Labour Market Opinion from Citizenship & Immigration Canada