Under the Yukon Community Pilot (YCP), the Government of Canada, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is helping six communities attract new immigrants to help their economies grow.
YUKON COMMUNITY PILOT (YCP) TO ALLOW OFWS TO WORK MORE THAN ONE CANADIAN EMPLOYER
The YCP is a stream under the broader Yukon Nominee Program (YNP). Launched in January 2020, the YCP is open for applications until January 2023.
Yukon is one of the least populated territories in Canada, but has a growing Filipino community.
Under the YCP, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) will be issued an Open Work Permit for a specific community, not a specific Canadian employer.
That will allow OFWs to work for multiple Canadian employers, and not be tied to a specific one.
To qualify, an OFW needs to have a valid Nomination for Permanent Residence from the Government of Yukon and job offers from a maximum of three employers.
The following communities in Yukon are being allowed to participate in the YCP.
REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR YUKON COMMUNITY PILOT
IRCC requires that all the job offers made by Canadian employers to OFWs must be in the same community, with each position having a separate job offer.
According to IRCC, “Each job offer must reflect work in a single National Occupational Classification (NOC). For example, a person working part-time as a receptionist at a hotel and part-time as a waiter at the hotel bar should have two job offers, even if the employer is the same for both.”
This policy will allow OFWs to be more flexible, allowing them to complete the equivalent of a full time job, which is a total of 1,560 hours.
OFWs who are let go by their Canadian employers will be supported by the Government of Yukon, who will help them find other work.
IRCC will issue Open Work Permits to OFWs that will limit their work to the designated community in Yukon.
In most cases, these Open Work Permits will be valid for two years.
Eligible OFWs who are employed in jobs under the NOC Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or Skill Level B can also bring along their spouse or common-law partner, who may also be issued an Open Work Permit.
Open Work Permits issued to spouses or common-law partners are also valid for two years.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE YUKON COMMUNITY PILOT PROGRAM
To learn more about the Government of Yukon, click here.
To learn more about the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP), click here.
To learn more about the Yukon Community Pilot program, click here.
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