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A Background on the Yukon Temporary Foreign Worker Program
« on: August 06, 2013, 07:56:11 AM »
The Yukon Temporary Foreign Worker Program (YTFWP) has the following features designed to meet the labor market needs of Yukon: 

>> Employers must advertise job vacancies to Canadians for a minimum of four weeks; 

>> The objective of the program is to workers for businesses during seasonal shortages in the labor market, where a foreign worker may be employed for no more than 1 year, and employers may hire up to a maximum of 50 foreign workers each year;

>> To ensure that seasonal labor shortages are met in a timely fashion, applications to the program will be processed within 4-6 weeks (employers need not obtain a Labor Market Opinion but they have to prove that no local candidates are qualified for the job.)

>> The program is very particular about protection of both workers’ and employers’ rights during employment, where employers are required to sign a contract with Yukon Education, promising to follow all terms and conditions of employment and other requirements of the program;

>> The YTFWP is unique in that it will be a collaborative effort of Yukon Education and the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board, which will actively monitor worksites where foreign workers will be employed, and ensure that all health and safety concerns are addressed.

To find jobs at Yukon Territory, go to: Jobs in Yukon Territory, and look for employer/s who'll be willing to sponsor.