Yukon Nominee Program
Formerly known as the Yukon Territory, Yukon is found on the north-western side of Canada and is an area of high plateaus and mountains. To the east it shares boundaries with the Northwest Territories, British Columbia to the south and Alaska to the west. Immigrants who want to make the move to Yukon can do so with the Yukon Provincial Nominee Program (Yukon PNP).
Yukon is especially known for its abundance of mineral wealth, sparse population and large areas of unspoiled wilderness. Over two-thirds of the total population in Yukon live in Whitehorse, the capital city. Nearly one-third of the population is of aboriginal origin. The rest of the population is comprised of European descendants or of mixed aboriginal and immigrant descent.
The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is designed to attract workers and entrepreneurs from around the world who have the skills, resources, and motivation to boost the economy of this “larger than life” territory.
Yukon is the smallest of Canada’s three territories, although it can boast the biggest city among them. The territory’s capital, Whitehorse, is a unique urban centre with accessible amenities and robust infrastructure. While its location is remote and its population is small – at around 25,000 – Whitehorse maintains a community-minded small-town feel, and at the same time has benefited from recent investments in public services and business ventures.
Situated in the Whitehorse Valley, the climate is milder than that of other northern cities such as Yellowknife, NWT. Thanks to traffic restrictions and greenbelt designations of surrounding areas, Whitehorse can claim it has the least air pollution of any city in the world, as confirmed by Guinness World Records.
With a labour force of about 12,500, Yukon cannot honestly be said to have major industries (the infamous Klondike gold rush of the 1890’s is long over). However, this does not mean fruitful opportunities are not available.