The Yukon Business Nominee Program (YBNP) is operated by Yukon government under an agreement with the Government of Canada and is designed to attract and retain skilled international entrepreneurs. YBNP allows Yukon government to nominate individuals for immigration to Canada if those individuals have proven business skills and have agreed to reside in Yukon while actively managing and investing in their own Yukon business.
If an applicant is approved by the program, they become a Nominee and receive support for a Two Year Work Permit from Canada. The work permit allows for time for the Nominee to establish themselves, their family, and their business. At the end of the permit period, Nominees who meet the Eligibility Requirements will be supported by Yukon in their application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for Permanent Residency. CIC reviews all applications for Permanent Residency on the basis of compliance, health, security and criminality. Ultimate approval for visa and Permanent Residency is the responsibility of the CIC.
CIC is responsible for assessing each CIC nominee’s eligibility for both Work Permits and Permanent Residency. The Yukon Business Nominee Program and the Yukon Government are not responsible for CIC’s decision to grant or deny Work Permits or Permanent Residency and cannot appeal those decisions.