Working in Yukon


Notice: As of March 30, 2018, the Immigration Unit has moved to the Department of Economic Development. This information is for reference purposes only. For up-to-date information on immigration programs, please visit the Immigration page on

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NOC Wages by ESDC - updated November 1, 2016

Please ensure that you visit the ESDC website Wage Report for Yukon for current and revised wage information before submitting your application to the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP).

Immigrating to Yukon

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), a department of the Government of Canada (“federal government”), decides who can immigrate to Canada. For more information about federal immigration programs, visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s immigration web pages.

The Government of Yukon administers immigration programs in partnership with  IRCC. This partnership allows Yukon to nominate qualified foreign nationals to the federal government for permanent residency.


Immigration community outreach drop-in

You can now privately meet with Immigration staff to have your questions answered about:

  • Yukon Nominee Program
  • Foreign Qualifications Recognition
  • Settlement

No appointment necessary. Services available in English and French.

Where: Department of Economic Development, 1st floor, 303 Alexander Street
When: Every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m.
If you are outside Whitehorse, video chat meetings are also available upon request.

For more information:

  • call the Immigration Unit at 667-5131 or 1-800-661-0408 (call no-charge outside Whitehorse)
  • email

Orientation sessions

Yukon Immigration also hosts day-long orientation sessions for Nominees and their employers three times a year. These sessions are by registration only. For more information, call 667-5131 or email

Other helpful IRCC web pages

Welcome to Canada: What you should know 
Start your life in Canada  



The Immigration unit has moved to the Department of Economic Development. The unit's new location is:

Department of Economic Development
303 Alexander Street, 1st floor
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-5131  Fax: 867-667-8555
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5131

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