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Yukon Community Pilot PR and Open Work Permit: Immigration Program Eligibility and Process

In January 2020, a new immigration program called the Yukon Community Pilot (YCP) was announced and is now accepting applications for a period of 3 years. The program offers direct access to permanent residence in Canada as well as a 2 year open work permit where the employment location will be the community in which the applicant was nominated but the employer section will be open meaning that the principal applicant can work for multiple employers including changing employers. The processing time for these applications is 12-14 weeks until a nomination can be issued and then the applicant becomes eligible to extend for the 2 year open work permit. Both international applicants and foreign nationals inside Canada with valid immigration status are eligible, see "candidate criteria" below.

The participating communities are