YNP Critical Impact Worker Program Under this stream, Yukon employers may nominate foreign nationals with skills and experience that are in-demand in the territory. The Critical Impact Worker stream is employer-driven and targets prospective immigrants in National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level C or D occupations. Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Foreign Nationals Individuals must meet the following requirements: · Possess education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job as per the criteria specified in the National Occupational Classification (NOC); o NOTE: The minimum acceptable level of education is a high school diploma. · Demonstrate at least six months of related work experience for the position being filled; · If in Canada at the time of application, maintain a valid work permit throughout the YNP application and assessment process; and · If in Canada on a study permit, provide proof of: o One year of study for a certificate program, o Two years of study for a diploma or Bachelor degree program, or o Completion of at least level eight of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program for ESL students at Yukon College. · Demonstrate sufficient English or French language proficiency by providing results from a language test administered by a designated testing agency, including IELTS (General Training Test only) and CELPIP (General test only) for English or TEF for French. Candidates must obtain the following minimum scores: o CELPIP: § 2H for tests taken before April 1, 2014 in each of the four abilities (reading, writing, speaking, listening). § 4 for tests taken after April 1, 2014 in each of the four abilities. o IELTS: 4 in each of the four abilities. o TEF: 3 in each of the four abilities. Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Employers Employers must meet the following requirements: · Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident; · Be registered and operating a business in Yukon for at least one year, or must be a recognized government body in Yukon; · Meet minimum territorial labour standards; · Provide a copy of the business license, and be registered in Yukon’s corporate registry; · Provide to nominees, free of charge, health insurance that gives similar coverage to what a Yukon resident would receive until the nominee is eligible for government health benefits; · Offer a job with a wage equal to or exceeding prevailing median wage in the occupation in Yukon; · Pay the nominee's cost of travel to Yukon from his or her country of residence abroad, if not already in Yukon; o Employers are not required to pay the travel costs of the nominee's family or dependents. · Pay for return travel costs if the nominee does not obtain permanent residency; · Arrange for a screening interview with a Yukon Government Immigration officer if the foreign national is already in Yukon; o Both the foreign national and employer must be present for the interview. · Verify previous work experience and qualifications of foreign worker before submitting an application; · Submit the offer of employment information and pay the compliance fee of $230 using the IRCC Employer Portal before the foreign national applies for an employer-specific work permit if the foreign national is exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process; and · Advertise the job opening for at least four weeks prior to submitting an application to the YNP. o The advertisement must remain posted to actively seek qualified Canadians and permanent residents until the date that the YNP issues a decision. o A minimum of two local and one national recruitment efforts are required.